An increase in malicious activity, the digital evolution of the workforce, the greater importance of the cloud, and greater collaboration between providers will be some of the realities that will set trends in cybersecurity during 2021.
Based on how the security landscape is evolving and based on the main trends that govern the digital world, Netskope, a leading company in Cloud Security solutions, has formulated different conjectures about what 2021 will bring to companies in terms of cybersecurity. “A fully functioning crystal ball would be particularly useful in these uncertain times, especially when we are about to leave behind a year in which everything we took for granted has changed,” says Samuel Bonete, Regional Sales Manager of Netskope Iberia. “It is hoped that 2021 will bring new opportunities for our industry, but it is also expected that new and damaging threats will emerge.”
Below, and based on parameters such as threats, work behaviors, network and security strategy, privacy, and international cooperation, Netskope offers 10 predictions with which to help CISOS to put together a complete cybersecurity strategy for 2021.
Increase In Malicious Insider Activity
In the midst of a strong climate of challenges and economic uncertainty, it is expected that during 2021 there will be an increase in incidents originating internally that cause or contribute to successful infractions. As stated by Dr. Jessica Barker, Cybersecurity Consultant and specialist in the psychology and sociology of cybersecurity at a recent event: “We have to acknowledge the fact that there are circumstances right now, and looking to the near future, that they can influence an increase in malicious internal activity. “
Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning In The Spotlight
As Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning take on a larger role in the development of technological capabilities, specific threats, such as the poisoning of training data sets and contamination of models, will grow. Also, and given that much of machine learning depends on cloud-based data sets, visibility, and security of what happens outside the traditional perimeter will be essential to cover this new vector.
Teleworking; The New Normal
Telecommuting will become the “new normal,” with many organizations perceiving the irrelevance of applying perimeter-based security controls. 2021 will see the importance of security following data, and the fortunes of Security vendors will depend on your readiness to provide security and data protection from the edge, rather than legacy security provided from an appliance, located on a perimeter network.
Zero-Trust Convergence And SASE
The Edge of the Secure Access Service (SASE) architecture that effectively supports the end-to-end implementation of zero trusts will be the foundation for any future evolution of the digital employee, providing comprehensive visibility, control, and activation to achieve a secure transformation. from the cloud.
The Benefits Of Transforming The Network And Security
By 2021, most IT and security services will realize the cost savings and efficiency that comes with the cloud. Organizations that adopt a cloud transformation model such as SASE can achieve 20-40% savings by 2021.
Increased Cooperation Between Network And Security Teams
As the cloud migration grows, employees will no longer be on a corporate network, so operational investment should move to meet this new reality. Heritage’s integrated security package և is not recent, but network security is more interconnected.
Increase In Privacy Regulations
The worldwide increase in privacy regulations will challenge the ability of organizations to comply with them. As a result, there will be wider adoption of Privacy Enhancement Technologies (PET’s) that will allow companies to share data with third parties in order to aggregate and analyze it, without the need to share raw data between the various parties, thus complying with the various privacy requirements.
Data Governance Controls Will Move To The Cloud
Some data protection controls, such as DLP, to manage cloud infrastructure and applications, will be developed to align corporate strategy with best practices for data governance. These best practices will automate the privacy and data protection requirements contemplated by the latest regulations and ensure that data transmissions are always backed by a valid information transfer agreement.
GAIA-X Will Gain Strength And Support
The European GAIA-X project will help accelerate new smart business models and services. Service providers will continue to collaborate through a federated infrastructure ecosystem, which will demonstrate the importance of services and security controls, while organizations will have to ensure that their security program is aligned with this infrastructure initiative. of data.
Increased Collaboration (Finally) Between Security Vendors
Given the huge impact that security technology has been having in recent years, vendors will no longer put up barriers to collaboration, and a new relationship of trust will foster unprecedented joint collaboration. Gradually more vendors will work together to share knowledge about threats, in the style of the Cloud Threat Exchange. With multiple malicious actors working within huge highly organized operations, this “joining of forces” and intelligence sharing will be one of the cybersecurity industry’s most decisive and successful drivers in 2021.