Cybersecurity Trends and Predictions for 2024

Cybersecurity Trends and Predictions for 2024

What can we expect as the year progresses? Below are some of the major cybersecurity trends and developments shaping the cyber landscape in 2024.

In 2024, transitioning to quantum-resistant cryptography will become a mainstream boardroom discussion. No longer a buzzword or a topic to be tabled, becoming crypto-agile to prepare for post-quantum encryption will be a key focus for the C-suite. This shift has been massively supported by NIST’s development of quantum-resistant encryption and its impactful educational campaign on quantum’s threat to decryption. They have transformed a once-theoretical discussion about decryption into a mainstream business focus.

Certificate automation is poised to mark another significant milestone, transcending its previous enterprise-level boundaries to redefine businesses and sectors across all scales. The surge in automation will intricately weave together already interconnected digital infrastructure, transforming it into a seamless entity of automated services.

A decisive showdown will unfold in the upcoming year, determining whether AI emerges as a formidable threat actor or the ultimate guardian of cybersecurity. In a race against time, hackers and cybersecurity professionals are actively harnessing AI’s power to fortify their respective endeavors. The culmination of this race will reveal whether AI stands as a potential menace or the most impactful emerging technology protecting our cybersecurity realm.

2024 will be the year that the reliability of the digital record meets its demise as deep fakes fully undermine digital trust. Gone are the days when people could trust what they saw and heard. With the proliferation of deepfakes, every digital record, whether a photo, video, or voice recording, could be a fake. Given our current reliance on digital records within our legal, security, and digital systems, and without a solution, we will witness the crumbling of our systems that rely on biometrics to authenticate identity. Soon, all recording devices will have a built-in encrypted timestamp, acting as a watermark at the time of capture. These encrypted watermarks must be built upon the only unimpeachable form of encryption, PKI, to separate authentic images from deepfakes and re-establish digital trust in images, videos, and recordings.

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