Predictions Report

Predictions 2020: Cybersecurity

October 30th, 2019

Summary

Key themes in 2020 and beyond include the ever-expanding collection of data for both B2C and B2B uses. If the insights-driven enterprise runs on data, then removing access to that data provides attackers with a quick path to monetization, which means ransomware will continue to grow. In 2020, we predict a ransomware attack will target a government system and have direct implications for the lives of citizens. The anti-surveillance economy will emerge as a mechanism to protect enterprise data. Enterprises will move to provide employees with the right tools. Deepfake-based attacks will continue to grow, eventually rivaling the $1.3 billion in damages that business email compromise attacks cost in 2018.

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