With a number of high profile hacks over the past year, and a move towards more fines for data breaches in 2018, businesses need to start being proactive about cyber security to avoid getting stung.

A strategy needs to be in place for dealing with this very real issue that is no longer the preoccupation of the tech team, but business-wide.

There is certainly a very real need for businesses to make sure that the issue is not sidelined. Could the creation of a specific job role help to ensure that knowledge and focus are not diluted when they're needed most?

With 2016 set to be the year propelling forward Internet of Things and mobile usage, it's hardly surprising that cybersecurity needs to at the forefront of strategy. It will be interesting to see how we stand this time next year.