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The worldwide online gambling industry is huge. In 2014, the industry recorded revenue of $35.97 billion, and is expected to almost double that figure to an estimated $66.59 billion within the next three years. As markets go, it couldn’t be more dynamic, but it’s also a very location-specific market.

This week’s technological landscape has been particularly eventful, promising great things in the future alongside a healthy dose of data security skepticism.

The need for security online has never been greater. As hackers become ever more complex in their means of accessing personal information, the need to tighten up the security around our online lives grows. Two factor authentication has become a popular method of thwarting attackers and creating peace of mind when dealing with data security.

How important is tech support? We don’t think much about it until we need it. Do you have a speedy, knowledgeable 24/7 tech team in place for when you need them?

The UK has been subjected to another attack. Five people were killed and fifty more were injured due to a car racing down Westminster Bridge towards the House of Parliament. This news rocked the UK, and the government and security services are jittery. Everyone wants answers and wants them now. So what’s a quick win?

The technology industry was rocked earlier this month when whistle-blowing site, WikiLeaks, published what it called the Vault 7 Year Zero archive. Leaving many Americans stunned with loads of questions unanswered.

There’s rarely a week when the technology press isn’t given some new vulnerability in hardware or software to dissect. But of late things have been seemingly increasing in both scope and pace: we’ve seen the SHA-1 algorithm broken, services leaking supposedly encrypted data and scheduled patches being cancelled at the last minute even in the face of publicly-disclosed vulnerabilities – and those are just examples from February.

Whether you’re in the business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C) space, Bitcoin and its blockchain technology have the potential to transform the way you do business – and if you’re not already investigating how, 2017 IS the year to start.