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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259870

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide National Security and Public Safety 2016 Predictions — Fighting the Good Fight

Authors: Alan Webber, Gerald Wang, Simon Piff, Alison Brooks, Ph.D.

The introduction of digital technologies and 3rd Platform technologies has significantly altered the technology landscape in the national security and public safety spaces, driving innovation, growth, and changes in business models. Technologies like cloud, big data and analytics, mobile devices and applications, and social business tools are all being brought to the forefront of both the agencies that are tasked with protecting nations and enforcing the laws and those groups and individuals opposed to these efforts. But this is only the beginning as new technologies continue to open up new fronts in the cyberbattle.

According to National Security and Intelligence Research Director Alan Webber, "Government, and more central and national governments, is going to be more responsible for leading the charge to develop and implement technologies that protect citizens, businesses, and government agencies. These technologies can range from mobile apps to sensors to biometrics to robots and drones and everything in between."

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