In the year 2015, the ability of IT to detect network intrusions won’t improve. There will be more stunning attacks, so your job in the short run is defense. Train staff on best security practices, including how not to get suckered in phishing ploys. Do awareness testing to keep them sharp, and do penetration testing to find your weaknesses.

Howard Solomon is the former editor at He was also a senior writer up until his retirement this month.

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