Forcepoint predicts cybersecurity risks in 2019

Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions Report highlights seven areas of change in 2019

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Forcepoint predicts cybersecurity risks in 2019 Forcepoint has released its cybersecurity risk report for 2019.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 15, 2018

Forcepoint is predicting seven areas of increased cybersecurity risk in 2019, including more nation state attacks and threats to industrial IoT.

The security company has released its 2019 Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions Report, which highlights seven areas where risks will increase in 2019.

The seven areas in the report include whether AI-driven cybersecurity will actually materialize; large-scale attacks on Industrial IoT systems; flaws in biometric authentication which could allow hackers to steal facial recognition data; the rise of monitoring services to detect when employees are stealing data, and the likelihood this will result in legal action; increases in nation state-backed hacking; the increased use of edge computing to preserve privacy, and user reaction to this; and the growth of security trust ratings which will boost those companies that meet requirements, but damage those who don't adapt.

"The cybersecurity industry and attackers expend efforts in a never-ending cycle of breach, react, and circumvent-a true cat-and-mouse game," said Raffael Marty, vice president of research and intelligence, Forcepoint. "We need to escape this game. Researching these predictions forces us to step back and see the overall forest among the millions of trees. Cybersecurity professionals and business leaders need to adapt to changes based on the risk they represent, allowing them to free the good while still stopping the bad."

The report is available here.

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