2018 Cyber Security Predictions

The BIG list of 2018 Cyber Security Predictions From Experts Around the Globe

Every day there’s a new breach, technology or announcement in the world of cyber security. This leads us to believe 2018 is going to be a critical time for security, so we wanted to hear what experts around the globe had to say. From the Israel and the United States to London and Dublin, we’re sharing their insights and predictions. Will they come true? We’ll just have to wait and see.

2018 will be the year of virtual patching and the year that improving patch cycles for enterprise applications becomes a priority.

The ability to rapidly apply a patch that functions like a physical patch without taking the vulnerable app out of production or making any code changes — must be an evaluation (and ultimately, deployment) priority in 2018. We have seen this issue arise as a recent study by CA Veracode found that only 14% of high severity code flaws — the kind that lead to headline stealing security breaches — are fixed in less than 30 days. That means 86% take longer than 30 days. This is too long of a time to address this issue as it takes less than a week for malicious hackers to set up shop inside an organization after exploiting a known vulnerability. (Source: Ponemon Institute) This issue needs to be addressed head on in 2018 in order to avoid more breaches that are sure to come if left unpatched.

  • John K. Adams, CEO at Waratek

Read the full list of predictions here.

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