We analyzed cyber patents, cyber startup funding, and cybersecurity trends to lay out our perspective on the future of cybersecurity.
A nearly 350% increase in cyber patent filings from 2015 to 2018 indicates a rapid rise in cybersecurity research, technology growth, and adoption. One cybersecurity prediction is the coming dominance of artificial intelligence and machine learning to monitor threats, detect anomalies, and predict user behavior. Additionally, 5G, quantum computing, and digital twin will see gains in the coming years as more businesses worldwide embrace these game-changing technologies.
As part of digital transformation, new technology adoption will widen a business’s attack surface and expand operational risks. In the post-COVID-19 era, cybersecurity implementations will have to rely on collaboration and trustware, which encapsulates a broad set of trust-enhancing technologies, frameworks, and standards. Trust-as-a-service will be a pressing demand, and organizations will have to realign their business processes to take advantage of this service.
For all ten predictions, download The State of Cybersecurity Report 2020.