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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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During Intel Focus 15, Sunil Varkey, the chief information security officer of IT consultancy and outsourcing company Wipro, said that his company has embarked on a Zero Malware program. We find out more about what that entails.

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The word "cyberattack" is used quite regularly as an umbrella term for any kind of attempt by hackers to gain access to IT systems, infrastructure and equipment for malicious intent. You probably use it yourself when describing security breaches and malware attacks, but is that the correct term to use? We refer to the Australian Cyber Securiy Centre (ACSC) Threat Report 2015 for guidance.

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When it comes to IT security, it's usually a case of "out of sight, out of mind" until something screws up. Suffering a cyber attack could be a costly affair for businesses which can lead to loss of income and reputational damage, which is why security is something organisations shouldn't skimp on. But IT budget constraints are just a part of life for many companies and they need to be smart with what security technologies they spend on.