Cybersecurity is a rapidly evolving industry projected to become a $232 billion global market by 2022. A number of forces are reshaping this market and will ultimately determine its trajectory going forward. First is the shift in compliance and its consequences. Today, the landscape of regulation is changing with the introduction of legislation like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.) Most practitioners regard GDPR as a sign of things to come, i.e., they expect more regulation around data to be introduced over the next years. The second shift is the change in technology, which is increasing the attack surface. Specifically, the ongoing move to hybrid-cloud architectures is redefining the notion of a security perimeter. A third shift is noticeable around attackers. Enabled by the recent technological advancements (e.g., availability of AI/ML libraries), attackers have also been refining their tools and methods.

The Cybersecurity Council brings together innovators across the information security spectrum and explores the impact of technologies such as AI/ML, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing on the world of security.

Orange Silicon Valley council lead

Alex Chitea