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Human Casualties from Cybercrime, More Zero Trust Among Gartner Cybersecurity Predictions

More organizations will embrace zero trust, but miss out on the full benefits.

Edward Gately

June 24, 2022

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Cyberattacks will increasingly involve human casualties, while an increasing number of organizations will embrace zero trust. That’s according to the latest Gartner predictions for cybersecurity.

In the opening keynote at this week’s Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Sydney, Richard Addiscott, senior director analyst, and Rob McMillan, managing vice president at Gartner, discussed the top predictions prepared by Gartner cybersecurity experts.

The predictions aim to help security and risk management leaders be successful in the digital era.

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Gartner’s Richard Addiscott

“We can’t fall into old habits and try to treat everything the same as we did in the past,” Addiscott said. “Most security and risk leaders now recognize that major disruption is only one crisis away. We can’t control it, but we can evolve our thinking, our philosophy, our program and our architecture.”

Gartner estimated spending on information security and risk management will total $172 billion in 2022. That’s up from $155 billion in 2021 and $137 billion the year before.

Gartner recommends cybersecurity leaders build its strategic planning assumptions into their security strategies for the next two years.

Scroll through our slideshow above for Gartner’s cybersecurity predictions.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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