What Is the Cybersecurity Crystal Ball Telling Us?

What are the top 10 predictions for 2024?

Once again, it’s the time of year when cybersecurity companies roll out their annual predictions. Here at Datos Insights, we’re no different; we also gaze into our little crystal ball. I was curious how various predictions aligned, so I analyzed 71 cybersecurity companies making nearly 420 predictions to see if any themes emerged. Predictions were biased depending on the core services offered by the cybersecurity company making the prediction, but I felt aggregating dozens of predictions across a diverse set of cybersecurity vendors could provide some decent insights for 2024.

The predictions aligned neatly into an A-to-Z listing of 31 categories ranging from API protection to zero-trust architectures. But what were the top 10? A surprise to no one, AI-related predictions were number one. However, it balanced as either evil AI or good AI. Ransomware, although number two, was 25% points lower in importance. With this year being an election year, election fraud was number three. You can see the others below. 

2024 top cybersecurity predictions

Companies from which I gathered predictions included Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., ColorTokens Inc., Critical Start, CrowdStrike, CyberArk, Cybereason, Cybersixgill, Darktrace, F5, Field Effect, Google Cloud, Imperva, KnowBe4, McAfee, NordVPN, NortonLifeLock, Optiv, Outpost24, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, Rapid7, ReliaQuest, Secureworks, Securonix, SentinelOne, Skybox Security, SonicWall, Sophos, Splunk, ThreatX, Trend Micro, WatchGuard Technologies, ZeroFox, and Zscaler.

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