A few weeks ago the always-interesting Infosec Island blog had a list of top information security trends we are likely to see this year. Most of them have to do with evolving and emerging threats. And many of these will often come as no great shock to those who follow security issues.
Attacks and breaches will continue. No system is totally secure. Breaches may no longer be unusual enough to lead the news. Big Data could pose big risks. Politically or quasi-politically motivated hactivists are becoming a major threat factor.
On the "help is on the way" side there was, alas, not so much. But one kind of help could be on its way, and a growing presence this year: cyber insurance.
As with automotive accident insurance or health insurance, simply having a cyber insurance policy will not by itself make the hurt go away. Lost or stolen data will still be costly, in a multitude of ways. But as with other kinds of insurance, cyber insurance can at least keep the hurt from cascading into a general financial catastrophe.