I always enjoy watching the predictions columns appear towards the end of a calendar year. We made ours and they are out there for you to review (think network security and vulnerabilities). Two places worth checking out are Virtual Strategy Magazine publishing Corsa’s predictions and some of what we were prognosticating appearing in eWeek. So now we are in 2018 and those predictions will become gauges of reality. There is absolutely no debate that network integrity and security of all things on the internet will only rev up. Just two days ago we learned of a mind-numbing reality that has Intel acknowledging chip-level vulnerabilities in their processor chips. Affecting all servers, PCs, and IoT devices! And maybe there have been months of very smart engineers working to protect those vulnerabilities from being exploited. But right now, despite all these efforts, no one really knows how serious this is. I’m willing to predict it’s very serious. Time will tell. Welcome to 2018!