Tracking The Megatrend of Cybersecurity

August 27, 2016
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Bob Gourley

Identity-SecurityThere are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity.

In this post we dive deeper into the trend of enhanced Cybersecurity.

We can make a prediction with absolute certainty: In the future, cybersecurity will be like watching a rodeo. Sometimes the rider will ride and sometimes the rider will be thrown.

Cybersecurity is especially important because of the newfound complexity arising in our systems. All the megatrends above point to dramatically enhanced complexity. And all indications are that tricking future systems will become easier not harder. Bottom line here: No organization should think they can handle their security needs by themselves. We will all need help.

A snapshot of the trend right now indicates:

  • Some of humanity’s greatest thinkers, business leaders and computer scientists have struggled to enhance cyber security. Their approaches are not working.
  • Cybersecurity will have to advance or none of these other technologies will be optimized.
  • Cybersecurity is especially important because of the newfound complexity arising in our systems.
  • Behavioral analytics is seen as a promising approach to enhancing our response

Open questions decision-makers should track include:

  • Is humanity sleepwalking into a preventable catastrophe?
  • Will it be easier to trick future systems?
  • Will any organization be able to defend itself without help?
  • What is the role of behavioral analytics?

For deeper considerations of the impact of the cybersecurity trends it is important to track all seven Megatrends and consider them together. Dive deeper into all the trends and examine their impact on your organization via a CTOvision Pro membership, available for enterprises and individuals.

You can launch your examination of the MegaTrends through the categories menu at CTOvision, or directly via these links:  Cloud ComputingArtificial IntelligenceMobilityBig DataRoboticsInternet of ThingsCyberSecurity.