Future Trends in Cybersecurity Industry

Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, January 11, 2019

Cybersecurity is one of the major concerns for the industries and they continuously strive to achieve a robust stand against it. The evolving environment of cyber leads to a continuous update and research in the security and come up with new trends. Cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and Internet of things are also contributing to combat against security threats. Few of the evident trends have been discussed below.

Live Hacking and Security

Conventional security threats such as Trojan and Worms will continue to hamper, live hacking will gain a boost in the proximate future, where hackers will actively infiltrate a system to get hands-on information. In answer to this, live security and monitoring will also augment in the security trends. Artificial intelligence is the technology that holds the potential to leverage live security, as it has high computing speed and self-learning features, it reacts according to previous experiences to block the security breaches.

Attacks on Supply Chain

As supply chains are in direct contact to the customers, they give hackers a better and easier opportunity to breach multiple systems. Security threats can be easily disguised in software packages and through them, threats can trickle down the chain and hackers would get hands-on multiple systems data.

Compliance with Regulations

Data regulations are making their way in the industry, as they are being widely accepted by consumers it is evident that cybersecurity vendors will have to find a way out to maintain customer experience and compliance with data regulations. Data regulations as a service will also be a notable transformation in the proximate future.

Advent of Blockchain Technology

Currently, blockchain only has cryptocurrencies as an application but the increasing interest of investors and capabilities that the technology holds might result in its advent in cybersecurity as well. Decentralized ledger eliminates third-party, stores data in a distributed format, and is secured with cryptography which makes it a preferable option against security threats. Self-authentication, immutability, and transaction record keeping would restrict hackers from gaining access to data, even if somehow they are successful, distributed storage would restrict it to a small set instead of the whole.

Increase in CSOs Count

More organizations will require professionally trained CSOs to keep their data secure. Cybersecurity training will continue to mature and lay the path for new career opportunities. Current CSOs will also have to get themselves trained for new cybersecurity measures to stay in the competition.

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