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As the rate of cyber-attacks increases throughout the year, so does the amount of countermeasures created to stop and fight back, there are constantly new threats and new ways to combat them. However, one of the greatest threats in the next few years is likely to be a hack that cybersecurity professionals know today as future attacks will stem from known vulnerabilities.

That is just the first prediction that comes from a long list about cybersecurity in the next two to four years made by some of the biggest names in the Cyber Security world, we’re going to share the top 5 predictions from that list with you.



  1. Throughout 2020, 99% of security attacks will be direct results of risks known about by cybersecurity professionals right now and have known about for at least a year.

The advice given is for companies to focus on fixing these problems now, while they may be small and easy to ignore it’s cheaper to deal with them now before they become a real problem.

2. By 2020, a third of successful attacks will come from a company’s own shadow IT resources.

The way a company should deal with this is by finding a way to address shadow IT within their company and engage it with acceptance as opposed to punishment.


3. By 2018, the need to protect public cloud drives will cause 20% of organisations to develop data security governance programmes. Organisations should develop company wide data security governance (DSG) by looking for gaps in their cyber security and applying counter measures where appropriate


4. By 2020, 80% of new deals with cloud-based access security brokers (CASBs) will be packaged with network firewall, secure web gateway (SWG) and web application firewall (WAF) platforms.


While some are worried about about customer migration to the cloud and bundling purchases, bushiness should assess the application deployment road-map and decide whether CASB investment is worth it for them.


5. By 2018, companies that leverage native mobile containment rather than third-party options will rise from 20% to 60%. Experiment and familiarise your organisation with native containment solutions. Note that enterprises with average security requirements should plan to move gradually to native containment.


6. By 2019, use of passwords and tokens in medium-risk use cases will drop 55%, due to the introduction of recognition technologies.

Passwords are too entrenched in business practices to disappear completely, but companies should seek products that focus on development of an environment of continuous trust with good user experience. Begin by identifying use cases and press vendors for biometric and analytic capabilities.



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