editor ’ s question
eEnterprises will struggle to address man-made complexities
We are only now starting to recognise that network security requirements have driven a high level of complexity .
We are just scratching the surface and I predict that 2022 and 2023 will be when enterprises will start to realise the complexities that have been created and there will be a significant struggle to address them .
Data alone is not king , it ’ s what you do with it that matters
It ’ s no longer what data you collect , it ’ s how you put all these pieces together to understand what ’ s slowing down your network . I predict that enterprises are going to become a victim of data deluge and organisations will be actively working to solve this problem .
Software companies that collect the most diverse data will be in the best position to accurately identify the root cause of network slowdowns .
In 2022 , we will see enterprises focus on trying to better secure the end-user or allow them to better secure themselves . This will force a shift in enterprise spending .
Security shifts to the user
With the Metaverse , computing is becoming very personal and the vector is increasingly the connected individual , not the enterprise security .
In this model , the user is the weak link and will increasingly be targeted to gain access to credentials . In 2022 , we will see enterprises focus on trying to better secure the end-user or allow them to better secure themselves .
This will force a shift in enterprise spending to focus on personal security .
2022 will become the year of unplugging
Interconnectedness has become a recurring theme . I predict we will see more and more security companies focusing on controlling connected cloud services ( for example Slack and Jira ).
And end-users will contemplate if all this interconnectedness between their personal and professional lives is smart – and worth introducing security holes into our lives . Next year , we predict a mass move to ‘ unplugging ’.
VINCENT BERK , CTO AND CHIEF SECURITY ARCHITECT , RIVERBED | ATERNITY
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