2020 Cybersecurity Predictions

2020 Cybersecurity Predictions

Shlomo Kramer, the Serial cybersecurity entrepreneur, said in an interview of 2005 that cybersecurity is like in Alice in Wonderland. There you run as fast as you can to stay in place. But in 2020, if you wish to stay ahead of cyber criminals, you must run ten times as fast as them.

The predictions listed involve the key participant’s state-of-mind in the cybersecurity industry and highlights all the essential issues of today. Although the future is unknown, we know that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Moreover, on November 3, 2020, the U.S. presidential election will take place. Additionally, on October 1 of 2020, you must have a REAL ID-compliant card if you wish to have access to federal facilities or fly on commercial aircraft.

Other Factors of Cybersecurity

Other than these facts, the foresight of the participants in this survey warn us about emerging technologies and their impact. There is a long list of warnings including 5G, AI, quantum computing and evolving technologies such IoT (the internet of things), mobile phones and autonomous vehicles, and the cloud; the role that cybersecurity will play in the presidential election; the increasingly targeted and profitable ransomware attacks; emerging global cyberwar; the significant issue of the best way to deal with authentication and identity; the sorry state of personal data privacy; the new types and targets of cyber-attacks; what to do about the shortage of cybersecurity skills and the crucial role people play in cybersecurity; hot to fix cyber defense; the bad, the ugly, and the excellent business of cybersecurity.

Finally, the best way to win a war is to join forces with like-minded allies. But the entities under attack don’t consider this a possibility.  Furthermore, it is a successful strategy for cyber criminals. Co-founder and chairwoman of Duality Technologies, Rina Shainski, said that it takes a network to defeat a system.

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