Top Trends in Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

Scott Stephens Montgomery County

July 6, 2021

Top Trends in Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

Technology-driven change in the world of cybersecurity is inevitable. It’s important to stay informed and up to date about the latest trends in cybersecurity because they are ever-changing. Here are a few cybersecurity trends to watch for over the next few years:

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an “Internet-connected ecosystem that comprises things—from lamp-posts to vehicles—connected to networks, providing various forms of operational support, including services like remote monitoring or control, real-time analytics or information disclosure.” Growth in the IoT space is even prompting the creation of a new generation of devices—which can be used as cameras, smartphones, robot-replica sex toys or drones.

The market for IoT technology will be worth $62.84 billion by 2020. Many of these devices have poor security, and because hackers are on the lookout for them.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is making its way into the cybersecurity field in a big way. It is being incorporated into several security technologies. This includes building systems that can identify certain user behaviors and patterns, provide warnings about suspicious activity, perform predictive analytics, and perform other tasks that are most often performed by humans.

The rise of AI is being attributed to its potential to be faster and more accurate than traditional cybersecurity processes. As more and more companies incorporate machine learning into their security processes, the cybersecurity risk will decrease.


The rise in cybercrime is one of the most pressing cybersecurity concerns. As the threat of cybercrime grows, technology becomes intertwined in our daily lives more and more. The National Security Agency (NSA) believes cybercrime to be the biggest threat to cybersecurity in 2021.

Cybersecurity is big business, and some predict a $2 trillion industry in 2020. The global cybercrime market is expected to reach $6.5 trillion by 2021.

Cyber Intelligence

For those in the know, cybersecurity intelligence is a concept that’s grown over the years and is important in 2021. A large part of what makes cybersecurity intelligence so important is that it integrates several parts of cybersecurity together.

Casualty of the digital age

Scott Stephens Montgomery County, Cybersecurity SME and a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with nearly 30 years of experience in intelligence and cybersecurity warn of these very real threats. He says that With high-speed mobile technology making it convenient for individuals to access the Internet anywhere at any time, users and cybercriminals alike are more inclined to avoid security measures.