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Cybersecurity in a nutshell : 2020 and Beyond

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Cybersecurity in a nutshell : 2020 and Beyond

Nobody can deny the rate at which innovation is progressing. Add to that the fast pace of market changes and you have the ideal storm of cybersecurity concerns. In 2019, associations saw a considerable amount, including information ruptures and ransomware. These patterns are relied upon to proceed into 2020, causing shifts in advancement and in general security.

Cyber security is a business-critical discipline that traverses an expansive range. As bad characters become progressively advanced, organizations must advance up the degree and coordination of their endeavors. Shockingly, numerous organizations keep on utilizing disconnected point tools, manual endeavors, and heritage frameworks that essentially can’t scale.

So what can organizations expect in the next year? Here are my predictions for cybersecurity in 2020 and beyond.

Cloud-based management of cyber security systems

Cyber security innovation will move toward a brought together, cloud-based administration plane that houses a wide range of security benefits under one rooftop. From this cloud-based administration plane, organizations will have the ability to gain insights and shepherd policy management, configuration management, monitoring, and more.

The execution and enforcement of security controls can be distributed to cover on-premises, in the cloud, at the network edge, and wherever it’s needed. It will essentially be a sophisticated ballet between the “brains” of the operation (the cloud-based security technology) and its “hands”—the hardware and software-based security controls that can be enacted as needed.

Automation rules

The automation of more granular security operations will allow security teams to focus on high priority items and strategies to best protect business assets. Security policy automation will be a part of this, created based on users, network flows, and other essential information. Multi-factor authentication will be a must-have in addition to enforcing privilege relationships, enabling only specific users to gain access and decreasing the attack surface.

Vulnerability management solutions can be set up to automatically detect and scan devices on an enterprise network. After a scan, these tools can run an assessment against the set of security controls authorized by the organization. Any defects can be fixed based on the final assessment. Robotic process automation (RPA) tools will enable the automation of a whole slew of cyber security tasks, especially as custom-developed software and code are leveraged to address specific challenges or vulnerabilities.

Powerful cyber security technology platforms

There will be a movement away from point tools and toward cyber security platforms with multiple components. These components will likely consist of network security, threat intelligence, file detonation sandboxes, endpoint/cloud workload security, and advanced analytics. The status quo of attempting to piecemeal disparate tools will end as organizations seek out a single source of cyber security truth and likely move to a single vendor for all cyber security needs.


The complexity of cyber security issues will only evolve in 2020. Enterprises will need to invest in the right mix of security automation tools and employ the correct techniques. More importantly, organizations should ensure that they are working with vendors and partners that have a strong record in cyber security. This includes software and hardware vendors all the way up to managed hosting providers. As an organization grows and expands, its cyber security road map should too.

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