Prediction 2021: Consumer Privacy

Consumer privacy becomes a big government and consumer focus this year. There will be a big battle between tech companies and consumer advocates, and this time consumers win! The new US administration supports consumer privacy advocates way more than the current high-tech focus. Corporations can see the writing on the wall, there are over 100,000…

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2020 Was a Very Good Year for Cybersecurity

2020 Performance of Public Cybersecurity Companies When evaluating a year’s history in the cybersecurity industry one valuable measure is the stock performance of those companies that are publicly traded. As can be seen in this chart these 21 vendors did very well in aggregate during 2020. On average they grew 58%. Unlike the Financial Crisis…

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Prediction 2021: Data Privacy in Faith Based Organizations

The proliferation of privacy rules will drive Faith-based Organizations (FBOs) to partner with trusted providers. Why do we think that? Because data is the most important asset of faith-based organizations and it is now critical for faith-based organizations to select providers able to manage evolving data categories and protection protocols which may include online behaviors,…

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Prediction 2021: Vendors Fail to Deliver on IRM

Through 2023, GRC software vendors will not deliver a standalone solution for Integrated Risk Management (IRM). Integrated Risk Management enables improved decision making and delivers more business value by integrating risk intelligence with business intelligence in activities across the enterprise. So, GRC vendors or Governance Risk and Compliance software vendors have relabeled their solutions from…

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Prediction 2021: Ransomware Gangs

Attackers are getting better at targeting at-risk industries and critical infrastructure. This trend accelerated during the early days of COVID when health systems and aid organizations were targeted by human-operated ransomware gangs. Attackers know that, when an organization’s remit is extremely time sensitive, disrupted operation can lead to loss of lives and other severe impacts.…

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