Advanced threats continue to evolve, and Gartner provides a top-down analysis of the latest trends for addressing these targeted and pervasive mechanisms. We also explore the potential future of threats in 2020, where the blurring of the lines between physical and digital will make safety a primary concern of cybersecurity. Incident response must address recovery and resilience in the face of aggressive business disruption attacks.
Digital business moves at a faster pace than traditional business, and traditional security approaches designed for maximum control will no longer work in the new era of digital innovation. Business opportunity, development, decision making and expectations will have to be addressed in a timely and efficient manner, requiring new skills and practices. Programs will evolve. Bimodal IT and the emergence of Mode 2 projects in mainstream management will require a new approach to cybersecurity.
The new edge has pushed far beyond the data center into operational technology, the cloud, SaaS and other innovations. Organizations need to address cybersecurity and risks in technologies and assets they no longer own or control. Business unit IT is a fact in most modern enterprises, and it will not be shut down by cybersecurity and risk concerns. It must be embraced and managed to deliver appropriate levels of protection.