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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Security Products and Services 2019 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Security Products and Services 2019 Predictions

This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions for the 2019 worldwide security products and services market."We see this as a complicated time for IT and security practitioners as the complexity of networks is changing, the adversary becomes better equipped, protection of identity is requisite, and compliance becomes enforceable," said Christina Richmond, program vice president for IDC Security Services. "We also see this as a time of opportunity as businesses have various options in products and services that enable them to shape a precise cybersecurity posture that is fiscally attractive and addresses the needs of both security and operations."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2022, Enforcement of PII Laws Will Severely Impact at Least One G2000 Firm by Imposing a Huge Fine and Restriction of Trading, Raising C-Suite Concern, and Inducing Annual Reporting on Digital Risk
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2021, Fully 50% of Legitimate Security Alerts Will Have an Automated Response, Untouched by Human Analysts
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IT Impact
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Prediction 3: 90% of Managed Security Services Customers Will Adopt Threat Life-Cycle Services by 2024, Rising from 50% in 2019
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2024, Quantum Computing Will Have Evolved Enough That 25% of Nation-States Will Have the Means to Decrypt Current Public Key Infrastructure Technologies
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2024, 20% of Digital Personae Are Linked to a Verifiable Government Identity
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: In 2019, There Are Roughly 1,400 Companies Offering Cybersecurity Services or Products of Significance; by 2023, the Number of Cybersecurity Companies Will Drop by Nearly 40% from 2019
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IT impact
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Prediction 7: By 2021, Demand for Key Management as a Service Will Rise by 20%, with an Emphasis on Native Encryption Services from Public Cloud Providers
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IT Impact
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Prediction 8: By 2022, Anonymity Will Only Exist on the Dark Web; 100% of Those Conducting Commerce or Social Activities Will Be Either Pseudonymous (Identity Protected But Available with Court Order) or Identified
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: By 2024, the United Nations Will Endorse an "Internet Blockade" as an Economic Sanction Against at Least One Violating Country or Regime
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Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2023, Data Migration Projects Associated with Adoption of Big Data Analytics Platforms Will Prompt Security Teams to Eliminate Siloed and Encryption Solutions and Consolidate 30% of Encryption Spend
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Next Chapter of DX: Technology-Driven Transformation Altering Business and Society
Platforms, Platforms, Platforms: Industry Competes for Innovation at Scale
Sense, Compute, Actuate: Turning Data into Value
New Nature of Risk: Innovation Requires New Thinking in Security and Risk Management
Global Information Crisis: Political, Social, and Economic Disturbance
Cyber Insecurity: Theft, Cyberattack, and Negligence Create a Crisis of Digital Trust
Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control
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