This is part of an ongoing 2021 predictions series. We’ve asked top cyber experts to contribute their insights and expertise to provide a look ahead at what the new year may bring to cybersecurity.
Ralph Nickl, CEO, Canopy Software
"If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s when not if an organization will fall victim to a cyber attack. The shift to remote work environments has significantly expanded the attack surface and cybercriminals are taking full advantage. Because of this, a shift in mentality is required in how organizations mitigate risk and preserve brand reputation.
Not getting hit in the first place will always be best practice but cleaning up the mess is now just as important as preventing it. This reality has been compounded by an enhanced focus on consumer privacy rights and the continued proliferation of global data privacy laws. Data breach fatigue is real, but no one is tired of corporate responsibility. Moving forward, CISOs and SOC teams must place greater priority on strategies and tools that allow them to meet post-breach requirements under both the law and consumer expectations in order to succeed in the new normal."