Cybersecurity Predictions 2019

Cybersecurity predictions are both a fun and useful exercise. Fun because you get to see what different researchers and companies are focusing on, and useful because they provide guidance for organizations in the way they approach their internal security. Admittedly, most security predictions are, well, predictable, following on cybersecurity trends that were seen during the months before. As someone who sees a lot of predictions, I can tell you there tends to be a lot of overlap (again, why they are so important for organizations) and, while they are not all identical, you can see patterns. But every once in a while, a prediction jumps out at you as surprising or rather obvious (as in, how did no one else make this prediction). This piece looks at some of these predictions, things that especially caught my interest enough that I’ll likely follow them to see how accurate they turn out to be. Of course, the most important thing to remember about any of these predictions is the ability to prepare for and defend against potential cyberattacks. “Cyber criminals are continuing to reshape the threat landscape as they update their tactics and escalate their attacks against businesses, governments, and even the infrastructure of the internet itself,” said Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer at WatchGuard Technologies. “Organizations of all sizes need to look ahead at what new threats might be around the corner, prepare for evolving attacks, and ensure they’re equipped with layered security defenses to meet them head-on.” That said, FOLLOW the link below for some of the more interesting cybersecurity predictions for 2019