Gartner shares 2023 cyber security & risk predictions

Mumbai, India

On the first day of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Mumbai, earlier this week, the research company shared its top cyber security predictions for 2023 and beyond, looking ahead on the horizon of cloud security and sharing 10 key issues to successfully protect an organisation’s cyber-physical systems. 

The information was presented by Deepti Gopal, Director Analyst and Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, both from Gartner, in the opening keynote speech at the event.

The researchers summarised what we might look out for over the next decade, and what are the scenarios security and risk management leaders should consider in their organisations’ cyber security strategy, with a view to helping cyber security leaders be successful in the digital era.

Key takeaways

  • Through 2023, government regulations requiring organisations to provide consumer privacy rights will cover 5 billion citizens and more than 70% of global GDP: “Security and risk management leaders should enforce a comprehensive privacy standard in line with the GDPR. This will allow their businesses to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market and grow unhindered.”
  • By 2025, 80% of enterprises will adopt a strategy to unify web, cloud services and private application access from a single vendor’s SSE platform: “Create a dedicated team of security and networking experts with a shared responsibility for secure access engineering spanning on-premises, remote workers, branch offices and edge locations.”
  • 60% of organisations will embrace Zero Trust as a starting point for security by 2025. Over half will fail to realise benefits: “Communicate business relevance of ZT by aligning resilience and agility.”
  • By 2025, 60% of organisations will use cyber security risk as a primary determinant in conducting third-party transactions and business engagements: “Leverage risk-based evaluations that highlight transparency and reward participants.”
  • Through 2025, 30% of nation states will pass legislation that regulates ransomware payments, fines and negotiations, up from less than 1% in 2021: “Recognise the impact of paying. Modern ransomware gangs have shifted to steal data as well as encrypt it. Payment means the stolen data won’t be published, but it may very well be sold or otherwise disclosed at a later date if the information has value.”


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