It’s the time of year where we start looking ahead to the New Year and the possible changes that may occur in the threat landscape. In this article, Ian Kilpatrick makes ten predictions for changes that may occur in the cyber security environment.
Increase in crime, espionage and sabotage by rogue nation-states
With the ongoing failure of significant national, international or UN level response and repercussion, nation-state sponsored espionage, cyber crime and sabotage will continue to expand. Clearly, most organizations are simply not structured to defend against such attacks, which will succeed in penetrating defences. Cyber security teams will need to rely on breach detection techniques.
GDPR – the pain still to come
The 25th of May 2018 has come and gone, with many organizations breathing a sigh of relief that it was fairly painless. They’ve put security processes in progress and can say that they are en route to a secure situation – so everything is OK? We are still awaiting the first big GDPR penalty. When it arrives, organizations are suddenly going to start looking seriously at what they really need to do. Facebook, BA, Cathay Pacific, etc. have suffered breaches recently, and will have different levels of corporate cost as a result, depending on which side of the May 25th deadline they sit. So GDPR will still have a big impact in 2019.