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What can cybersecurity expect to see in the next 12 months?

January 2021

by Ash Ahmed

2020 was a year that none of us expected, with a global pandemic that turned our lives, jobs and communities upside down. The technology world was no different, with Satya Nadella of Microsoft summing it up - "we've seen two years' worth of digital transformation in two months".

However, while the threat landscape evolved and adapted (not least targeting vulnerable/opportune industries such as healthcare or pharmaceuticals), one thing stayed true - the risks and rewards grew alongside the volume and sophistication of attacks. 

The threat vectors changed (not least WFH employees accessing corporate networks through BYOD, home routers and outside the protective office environment) and we all needed to adapt. As we enter 2021, it's hard to know the next big change. 

However, it's essential to look forward and work together to help protect users and organisations. Here are some highlights from our partners on what 2021 might bring.

Turning the Tide: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2021

The seismic events of 2020 have created long-lasting changes in work environments across the globe and opened up new avenues that cybercriminals can abuse. Cybersecurity will help enterprises, governments, and ordinary users adapt safely to these new conditions in 2021.


Bitdefender look ahead at the Threat Landscape of 2021

As 2020 has come to an end, Bitdefender are already exploring what will happen next year and getting their defences ready. While their crystal ball might not be perfect, here is a shortlist of what they expect in the 2021 cyber-threat landscape.


Forcepoint - Future Insights 2021

Every year, Forcepoint cybersecurity experts from across the business come together to assess how the industry has changed in the last twelve months, and what is likely to happen in the next year.


Securing the "next normal" with Check Point

The only predictable thing about cyber-security: threat actors will always seek to take advantage of major events or changes for their own gain. So what are the major cyber-security related changes and events that can be expected in the cyber landscape over the next 12 months?  

Here are the predictions broken down into three key areas:  COVID-19 related developments; malware, privacy and cyber-conflicts; and emerging 5G and IoT platforms.


What’s next for MSPs and SMBs after a year that changed everything, by ConnectWise

The idea of making predictions after 2020 seems silly. But if we all learned anything this past year, it's to focus on the things we can control and react to the things we can't.

Join the ConnectWise cybersecurity experts as they come together to take a look at 2021, knowing full well that anything can, and will, happen.


Lookout's view on how we now live in a truly mobile-first world

As we all look ahead towards 2021, this shift will continue. Here are five predictions about how we anticipate individuals and organisations will be forced to confront the threats targeting their information, privacy and devices. 


The Year of Identity Data Stewardship: Ping's Top 6 Identity Industry Predictions for 2021

How will the IAM industry evolve to meet growing identity needs? To gain insight into this question, identity leaders at Ping are sharing their thoughts on what we think will be the most notable trends in the upcoming year.


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