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Top 100 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018 Impacting MSSPs

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2018 Cybersecurity Predictions from Netwrix

Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, outlines the top 5 emerging IT security trends likely to affect the way organizations will approach cybersecurity in 2018.

39. Blockchain for IT security. Blockchain technology enables data storage in a decentralized and distributed manner, which eliminates a single point of failure and prevents hackers from compromising large volumes of data. Due to its ability to quickly identify the data that has been manipulated, blockchain may become the core technology for highly regulated industries, like banking and law.

38. Focus on insider threats. Netwrix’s 2017 IT Risks Survey found that most organizations lack visibility into user behavior, which makes them vulnerable to insider threats. The need to keep sensitive information secure and prevent insider breaches will force organizations to make more efforts to establish stricter control over user activity in their IT environments.

37. Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment. Since protection against behind-the-perimeter attacks is not sufficient today, Gartner suggests a Continuous Risk and Trust Assessment Approach (CARTA), which sees security as a continuous process that changes all the time and has to be regularly reviewed. Real-time assessment of risk and trust will enable organizations to make better decisions regarding their cybersecurity posture and mitigate the risks associated with aberrant user activities. 

36. Growing demand for advanced analytics. Because security software generates massive amounts of data, organizations need advanced analytics to gain a complete picture of what’s going on in their IT environments. The growing adoption of user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) technology will help companies understand their weak points better and promptly respond to any activities that might pose threat to data integrity. 

35. Organization-specific approach to IT security. Organizations will expect vendors to offer more personalized security solutions that address specific pain points depending on a company’s size, IT environment complexity and budget. This will give businesses an opportunity to implement products that better match their needs, and small vendors with a single focus will be able to compete with larger but less flexible software providers. 

2018 Cybersecurity Predictions From ServiceNow

ServiceNow Security CTO Brendan O’Connor

Brendan O’Connor, Security CTO at ServiceNow, shared his complete predictions here. Below are abridged versions of those four predictions.

34. “Haves” and “Have-nots” emerge: In 2018, we will see security Haves and Have-nots emerge between those that begin to automate this research portion of security response and those that don’t. Companies with the tools and culture to embrace automation, and put technology to work for real business enablement, will perform better than those that don’t. SourceBrendan O’Connor, Security CTO at ServiceNow

33. Security gains a seat in the boardroom: The boardroom needs to take a step toward security, and security operations needs to take two steps toward the boardroom. Bridging the knowledge gap between security leadership and the board provides the framework to ensure effective security by helping all parties assess the risks and decide how to mitigate them. Source: Brendan O’Connor, Security CTO at ServiceNow

32. A breach enters our physical lives: In 2018, we will see a breach impact our physical, personal lives. It might be a medical device or wearable that is hacked and remotely controlled. Perhaps it will be an industrial IoT device or self-driving car that gets compromised. SourceBrendan O’Connor, Security CTO at ServiceNow

31. The EU penalizes a company for a GDPR violation: On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be put into effect.  The EU may choose to make an example out of one of the first companies it penalizes, sending a message that GDPR is to be taken seriously. The first company most likely won’t be a household name, but it will be known to be out of compliance in areas other than GDPR. SourceBrendan O’Connor, Security CTO at ServiceNow

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