One thing is an absolute truism of cybersecurity: it is one of the fastest changing realms currently known to humanity, and one that we are unable to predict. Cybersecurity is like earthquakes. We know that one is coming sometime in the future, but we don’t know where or when it will hit, what magnitude it will be, or what kind of destruction it will bring.
As bad as things might seem right now with the most current ransomware, we are going to look back on these days and think “It was so easy to protect ourselves back then, and we didn’t realize it.” The future will bring new challenges. From my vantage point of working with many different clients and speaking with many different security practitioners, here are my prognostications of things to come: