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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Security Products and Services 2018 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Security Products and Services 2018 Predictions

This IDC study outlines the worldwide security products and services top 10 predictions for 2018."The promise of analytics-driven security has begun to arrive as product and service vendors begin to reach competency in analytic platform development and integration. At the same time, however, the sophistication of threats, buoyed by their own brand of analytics, requires security platforms to be airtight, or attackers will readily seize on blind spots," said Sean Pike, program vice president, Security Products and Legal, Risk, and Compliance. "As a result of this analytics arms race, the next few years are sure to bring even tighter platform integrations and give rise to global concentration on reducing threats."

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Prediction 1: By 2021, Geopolitical Tensions, Boundaryless Cybercrime, and a 30% Increase in Attributable State-Sponsored Cyberespionage Will Drive Efforts for a Cyber Geneva Convention
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Prediction 2: Isolation Environments Will Be Used to Support "Validating the Known" to Protect 20% of Endpoints by 2020
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Prediction 3: By 2020, 30% of Security Spending Will Be on Vendors That Provide an Integrated Platform Approach to Security
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Prediction 4: By 2020, Deception Programs Will Be Deployed by 60% of Global 2000 Companies to Fool Automated Attacks, Increase Attacker Costs, and Improve Attribution
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Prediction 5: By 2020, 50% of Security Telemetry Will Be Made More Useful via the Use of Machine Learning and Cognitive Software, Which Will Ingest and Curate It into Actionable and Intelligent Data at Record Speed
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Prediction 6: By 2020, Security Vendors Will See a 25% Drop in Revenue Because of the Use of Cloud Connectors, Public Cloud In-House Security Services, and Cloud Security Service Providers
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Prediction 7: By 2021, 15% of All Cybersecurity Hardware Will Carry with It a Test Seal Certifying Its Baseline Effectiveness and Capabilities
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Prediction 8: By 2021, New Regulation Will Require Software Suppliers to Provide a Bill of Materials to Strengthen Risk Analysis Conducted in 50% of New Enterprise Projects
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Prediction 9: By 2021, a Vulnerability Exposed in a Widely Used Open Source OS Will Leave 10% of the World's PaaS/IaaS Cloud Vulnerable to Breach
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Prediction 10: By 2021, 25% of the World's Personal Data Will Be Compromised and Housed in a Data Lake Analyzed and Utilized by Consortiums of Threat Actors
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Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Accelerating DX — Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society
Human Versus Machine — The Impact of AI and Automation
Global Volatility — Political, Social, and Economic Disturbance
Sense, Compute, Actuate — The New Data-Centric Paradigm
Cyberthreats — Theft, Ransom, and Cyberattack on the Rise
Empowering the Material World — Revolutionized Processes Expand Technology Reach
Platform Disruption — Unleashing Digital Innovation's Power for Scale
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