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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Security Products and Services 2016 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Security Products and Services 2016 Predictions

This IDC study provides technology executives with an understanding of the drivers influencing cybersecurity strategies and attempts to predict the security technology, regulatory compliance, and architectural changes to help decision makers allocate resources to a range of technologies and services that effectively mitigate risk and focus on present and future business value.A key aspect of the IDC FutureScape framework is its focus on the external drivers (e.g., political, economic, social, technological, environmental, legal, and business) that will shape enterprise strategies. This study takes into account the external forces at play that will create all IT architectures and prompt organizations to modernize their information security programs. "IT security investments must support a risk-based approach to making business decisions and enable organizations to identify and seize opportunities for growth," says Christian A. Christiansen, vice president, Security Products and Services. "This IDC FutureScape security predictions document supports the security planning process with practical guidance that can be pliable enough to adapt to significant changes."


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IDC FutureScape Predictions
Prediction 1: Biometric Authenticated Transactions — By 2020, One-Fourth of All Worldwide Electronic Transactions Will Be Authenticated Biometrically, Driven by the Use of Biometric-Enabled Devices
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IT Impact
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Prediction 2: Supply Chain Risks — By 2019, Geopolitical Divisions and Global Economic Instability Will Result in Supplier Cyberattacks, Prompting Spending by 25% or More on Supply Chain Risks
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Prediction 3: Application Defense — By 2019, Containerization for 3rd Platform Applications in Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Scenarios Will Rise More than 50%, Spurring Robust Application Defense
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Prediction 4: Data Breach Impact — By 2020, More than 1.5 Billion People Will Be Affected by Data Breaches, Increasing Calls for Regulation and Alternative Authentication Measures
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Prediction 5: Cyberinsurer Maturity — By 2019, Maturing Cyberinsurance Models Will Enable Insurers to Influence Security Spending in Three-Quarters of Industry-Regulated Buying Decisions
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Prediction 6: Data Security Analytics Windfall — By 2017, the Security Services Market Will Increase At Least 30%, Driven by the Scarceness and High Price of Available Data Scientists
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Prediction 7: Data Protection Regulations — By 2019, 25% of Security Spend Will Be Driven by the European Union and Other Jurisdictional Data Regulations, Leading to a Patchwork of Compliance Regimes
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Prediction 8: Tracers and Tethers — By 2018, 2nd Platform Perimeter Defenses Will Be Surpassed by 3rd Platform-Architected, Tracers and Tethers Architecture, Creating Symbiotic Security Defenses
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Prediction 9: SaaS Security Adoption — By 2020, More than Half of Web Security Market Revenue Will Come from Cloud-Based Offerings Over Traditional On-Premises Gateways
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Prediction 10: Corporate Responsibility — By 2017, One-Third of Corporate Boards Will Fill a Seat With a Risk Mitigation Expert Who Can Provide Guidance on Data Privacy and Security Initiatives
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Essential Guidance
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