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2021 tech predictions: The conceptual gets real

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: January 4, 2021 in Attivo News

What might 2021 bring in term of technology?

Community and market experts found consensus on a few areas. First, cloud security will dominate strategies and investments even more that it did during 2020, as organizations big and small go all in on digital transformation. And second, technologies once deemed “on the horizon” – think automation, 5G and even the much hyped artificial intelligence – will officially arrive.

As part of our year in review, which looked at critical events during the last year and how they might influence 2021, SC Media collected predictions across a range of categories from cybersecurity experts. Here we give you the tech roundup. Check back during the next couple of weeks to see community predictions for the threat landscape, strategic priorities, and privacy policy.

We’ll continue to see amplified cloud and SaaS adoption as remote working drives new requirements for more digital services, better on-line experiences, and on-demand access to information, says Carolyn Crandall, chief security advocate and chief marketing officer at Attivo Networks:

“Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud requirements will drive a transformation of infrastructure and security best practices. There will be an increased need to extend and link governance across all environments and a need to have more standardization and security control around cloud identity and access management. This will include a wider adoption of cloud infrastructure entitlements management (CIEM), which will be required for managing and reducing risks related to identity and cloud access management.”

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