IDC's Top 10 Security Predictions

“Cyberspace security will be one of the key boosters of productivity,” said James Wang, Senior Research Manager of Market Network Security at IDC China

Top 10 IDC Security Predictions - CSO Forum

By 2021, 50% of online transactions will use biometric authentication, and by 2018, 70% of enterprise cybersecurity environments will use cognitive/AI technologies to assist humans in dealing with the vastly increasing scale and complexity of cyber threats, IDC predicted in its latest forecasts for the global security product and services.

“Cyberspace security will be one of the key boosters of productivity,” said James Wang, Senior Research Manager of Market Network Security at IDC China. “And it will become increasingly important as people are embracing for the extremely convenient revolutionary lifestyles that Smart City is bringing to them.”

Below are IDC’s 10 predictions for the global security product and services:

Prediction 1: By 2021, 50% of online transactions will use biometric authentication that's enabled by broad user acceptance, ubiquitous technology infrastructure, and low implementation costs

Prediction 2: By 2019, more than 75% of IoT device manufacturers will improve their security and privacy capabilities, making them more trustworthy partners for technology buyers

Prediction 3: By 2019, 70% of major multinational corporations with roots in the United States and Europe will face significant cybersecurity attacks aimed at disrupting the distribution of commodities

Prediction 4: Over the next two years, 80% of consumers in developed nations will defect from a business because their personally identifiable information is impacted in a security breach

Prediction 5: By 2018, 70% of enterprise cybersecurity environments will use cognitive/AI technologies to assist humans in dealing with the vastly increasing scale and complexity of cyber threats

Prediction 6: By 2017, 50% of enterprise customers will leverage analytics as a service to help solve the challenge of combing through security-related data and events

Prediction 7: By 2020, cloud security gateway functionality will begin to be integrated as part of web service offerings to entice IT leaders to move offerings to the cloud

Prediction 8: By 2020, 30% of the US broadband homes will have at least one IP-enabled home automation or security monitoring sensor/device

Prediction 9: By 2020, over 80% of enterprises worldwide will invest in incident response retainers

Prediction 10: By 2020, more than 25% of enterprises will secure their IT architectures through cloud, hosted, or SaaS security services

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