2016 was not a great year for security, at least where high-profile breaches, hacks, and data leaks were concerned. The year saw yet another laundry list of big-name companies, organizations, and websites hit with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, huge caches of customer data and passwords hitting the black market for sale to the highest bidder, and all manner of malware and ransomware Opens a New Window. intrusions.