22 Dec Will Cybersecurity Ever Rule the World?
The cybersecurity industry is becoming increasingly essential to each person’s life. We are more connected than ever. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that the number of people on the Internet will triple from 2015 to 2022 and reach 6 billion, and by 2030 that number will rise to 7.5 billion people. We are more technologically advanced; markets are stronger and central technologies are emerging that encompass many of our daily actions. These technological developments are based on greater connectivity.
This means that our valuable information and data are now shared and used by more platforms than ever. The more connected we become the more cybersecurity is crucial. At present, most of our critical systems are interconnected and driven by computers. In the future, this connection will become stronger. More decisions will be automated. Our personal lives will depend on virtual assistants, and IoT-connected devices will be part of almost every function of our daily lives. New professions and domain expertise will be formed. Connected cars will make our daily commute easier, and virtually all our personal data will reside in cloud computing.
In the next ten years, nation-sponsored organizations will continue to develop cyber-attack technologies for defense and offense; large corporations will guard their data on their own cloud servers, on our personal computers and on our mobile devices. We can have the most secure and protected data center, but if our data leaks through a cloud provider or a mobile device, we are just as vulnerable. If today we all know to lock our doors at night, put on our seatbelts when driving, and use a helmet on our bikes, in the future the same level of awareness will be given to ensure that we are also digitally secure.