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Top Security and Risk Management Trends for 2019 – Part 3


It’s a known fact that advancements in technologies have had a great impetus on human lives. Gartner has identified seven emerging security and risk management trends that will impact privacy, security and risk leaders in the longer term. These trends are ongoing strategic shifts in the security ecosystem which although not yet widely recognized, are expected to have broad industry impact and significant potential for disruption. As per the leaders of the research firm, external factors and security-specific threats are converging to influence the overall security and risk landscape. Hence leaders in the space must properly prepare to improve resilience and support business objectives.  

Security Product Vendors Are Increasingly Offering Training Services and Premium Skills

By the end of 2020, the number of unfilled cybersecurity roles is expected to grow from 1 million in 2018 to 1.5 million as per Gartner. Matter of the fact is that sensitive and complex alerts require the human eye, despite advancements in artificial intelligence and automation reducing the need for humans to analyze standard security alerts. Vendors have started to offer solutions that are a fusion of products and operational services to accelerate product adoption. Services range from full management to partial support aimed at improving administrators’ skill levels and reducing the daily workload.

Investments Being Made in Cloud Security Competencies as a Mainstream Computing Platform

Since talent may be unavailable and organizations are simply not prepared for it, the shift to cloud means stretching security teams thin. As per Gartner, majority of cloud security failures will be the fault of the customers through 2023. A secure and viable option for many organizations, keeping public cloud secure is a shared responsibility. Hence organizations must invest in security skills and governance tools that build the necessary knowledge base to keep up with the rapid pace of cloud development and innovation.


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