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Top 8 Crucial Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in the Next 3 Years


Over the last few years, the landscape of cybersecurity has changed dramatically. Because of the rise in the number of actors and cybercriminals who are able to deploy increasingly severe cyberattacks, the upward trend has been spurred on. Over this, businesses in a variety of industries are even more constrained in their efforts to avert this threat of attack. 

During the recent Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Gartner unveiled the current state of cybersecurity trends and what to expect in the next years. Nearly a third of large nations will develop special legislation for ransomware in the next three years, according to Gartner’s Senior Director Analyst Richard Addiscott and Managing Vice President Rob McMillan, who spoke during the keynote event. It’s also believed that getting a unified security platform will allow companies in an environment where cyberattacks are commonplace to continue to thrive. 

Way Addiscott put it, “We can’t fall into old habits and try to treat everything the same as we did in the past. 

“Most security and risk leaders now recognize that major disruption is only one crisis away. We can’t control it, but we can evolve our thinking, our philosophy, our program and our architecture,” he continued. 

Gartner’s 8 Cybersecurity Trends in the Next 3 Years 

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Gartner’s report on cybersecurity trends is also a recommendation for enterprise IT leaders to utilize as a strategic guide for the next three years in formulating their security strategy. For more details, take a look at these eight cyber predictions below. 

1. Consumer Privacy Rights

More than 70 percent of global GDP and five billion people would benefit from rules encouraging companies to provide consumer privacy rights by 2023. Gartner recommends organizations to track right request metrics, such as cost per request and time to complete, to identify inefficiencies and accelerate automation. 

2. Web, Cloud Services and Private App Access Unification

By 2025, 80 percent of businesses will have implemented a strategy to unify web, cloud, and private application access through a single vendor SSE platform. Vendors provide integrated Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions that deliver consistent and simple online, private access, and SaaS application security with a hybrid workforce and data model that can be accessed anywhere with anything. 

3. The Rise of Zero Trust

By 2025, around 60 percent of businesses will have implemented the concept of zero trust security. However, it is assumed that half of the advantages are not being realized. They may substitute a concept that embraces a strong identity and context-based risk for this one. Zero trust, on the other hand, conforms to security principles and a strong corporate vision. Businesses must improve their company culture and develop transparent communication between divisions and workers in order to obtain maximum zero trust benefits. 

4. Cybersecurity Risk as Primary Determinant

By 2025, 60 percent of organizations will consider cybersecurity risk while conducting transactions and doing business with third parties. Third-party cyberattacks are becoming more common, yet just 23% are being monitored directly. As a result, organizations will begin to consider cybersecurity risk when dealing with third parties. 

5. Professional Engagement to Mitigate Ransomware

By 2025, over 30 percent of the world’s countries will have passed legislation governing ransomware payments, fines, and negotiations, up from less than 1% in 2021. 

As is well known, bad actors that distribute ransomware are now stealing and encrypting important enterprise data. Paying the ransom is a business decision, not a security decision. As a result, Gartner advises businesses that have been infected with ransomware to engage professional incident response teams, as well as law enforcement and any regulatory authorities, before entering in negotiations. 

6. Weaponized OT Environment

Cybercriminals are expected to arm the Operational Technology (OT) environment by 2025, potentially inflicting human casualties. OT attacks, such as those against the hardware and software that monitor and operate their equipment, assets, and processes, are becoming more common and disruptive. As a result, rather than focusing just on information theft, IT security leaders must be increasingly concerned with human and environmental safety. 

7. Business Resilience

By 2025, it is expected that nearly 70 percent of corporate executives and CEOs would require a culture of organizational resilience for enterprises to survive the concurrent threats of cyberattacks, natural disasters, turmoil, and political instability. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed traditional business continuity management strategies’ inability to respond to large-scale disruption. As a result of all this, Gartner encourages company executives to consider organizational resilience as a survival strategy, particularly in the face of cyber-attacks. 

8. Non-IT Leaders Must Embrace Cybersecurity

By 2026, 50 percent of C-level executives will have cybersecurity performance requirements. According to a Gartner survey, cybersecurity is increasingly viewed as a business risk rather than a technical one in IT. As a result, there will be a shift in formal accountability that will affect top non-IT business executives who must also directly deal with and anticipate cyber attacks. 

Read More: 7 Cloud Computing Security Threats to Watch For!

Strengthen Your Cybersecurity Posture with CTI Group

As a businessperson, you must be able to foresee the eight trends mentioned by developing trustworthy and credible cybersecurity solutions. 

Comprehensive cybersecurity solutions are available from the CTI Group to help you protect your business from a variety of threats. Our 13 subsidiaries offer a wide range of cybersecurity products, including more than 100 top-tier IT brands and the support of more than 250 highly qualified certified engineers available around the clock to ensure that your IT security is properly implemented. Please send an email to if you’d like more information about us. 


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