Billions of records were exposed through thousands of data breaches in 2019. Ransomware continues to loom large as a threat, with cybercriminals adopting ever more sophisticated approaches to attack. Regulatory compliance has proven challenging for corporations and government organizations alike.
At the same time, the evidence is increasingly clear for corporate boardrooms that cyber risk and business performance are inextricably linked. CEOs are more often being held responsible for cybersecurity incidents, according to Gartner research, and this is driving a deeper commitment to tighten defenses.
If you’re determined to safeguard your organization and achieve a stronger security posture in 2020, watch these five trends in the coming year.
1. Zero trust networks
While the traditional approach to data security was to build an impenetrable wall, there’s a growing realization that this idea is flawed. Maintaining a defensive perimeter when your network is spread across multiple cloud vendors, physical locations, and distributed workforces is very difficult, perhaps impossible.
It’s time for a new mindset of zero trust.