Information Security Forum to Highlight Challenges Organizations Will Face Over the Next Two Years

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NEW YORK - March 28, 2019 - PRLog -- According to the Information Security Forum (ISF), by 2021, the world will be heavily digitized. Technology will enable innovative digital business models and society will be critically dependent on technology to function. This new hyperconnected digital era will create an impression of stability, security and reliability. However, the ISF believes that it will prove to be an illusion that is shattered by new vulnerabilities, relentless attacks and disruptive cyber threats.

Driven by demands for increased speed, automation and efficiency, organizations are about to face a period of significant technological upheaval. Digitization promises much, and development of the next generation of technologies will bring significant benefits to business and society. To survive in the digital world, organizations will have to adapt. To thrive, they will need to evolve.

During this webcast, Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the ISF, will highlight nine major threats, broken down into three themes, that organizations can expect to face over the next two years as a result of increasing developments in technology.  According to Durbin, the top global security threats that businesses will face in 2021 include:

1 – DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY EXPOSES HIDDEN DANGERS: Vast webs of intelligent devices, combined with increased speeds, automation and digitization will create possibilities for businesses and consumers that were previously out of reach. The Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to develop at an astonishing rate, with sensors and cameras embedded into a range of devices across critical infrastructure. The resulting nexus of complex digital connectivity will prove to be a weakness as modern life becomes entirely dependent on connected technologies, amplifying existing dangers and creating new ones.

2 – DIGITAL COLD WAR ENGULFS BUSINESS: By 2021, a digital cold war will unfold, causing significant damage to business. The race to develop strategically important, next generation technologies will provoke a period of intense nation state-backed espionage – intellectual property (IP) will be targeted as the battle for economic and military dominance rages on. Cloud services will become a prime target for sabotage by those seeking to cause disruption to society and business. Drones will become both the weapon and target of choice as attackers turn their attention skywards.

3 – DIGITAL COMPETITORS RIP UP THE RULEBOOK: Competing in the digital marketplace will become increasingly difficult, as businesses develop new strategies which challenge existing regulatory frameworks and social norms, enabling threats to grow in speed and precision. Vulnerabilities in software and applications will be frequently disclosed online with ever-decreasing time to fix them. Organizations will struggle when one or more of the big tech giants are broken up, plunging those reliant on their products and services into disarray. Organizations will rush to undertake overly ambitious digital transformations in a bid to stay relevant, leaving them less resilient and more vulnerable than ever.

Durbin will offer expertise on ways of dealing with these threats and provide insight into how organizations of all sizes can increase their cyber resilience profile. Please register for the free webcast, which takes place Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8 a.m. (ET), via this link (https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/9923/351661?utm_source...). A recording will be available following the conclusion of the event.

About the Information Security Forum

Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit association of leading organizations from around the world. The organization is dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in cyber, information security and risk management and developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of its Members.

ISF Members benefit from harnessing and sharing in-depth knowledge and practical experience drawn from within their organizations and developed through an extensive research and work program. The ISF provides a confidential forum and framework, which ensures that Members adopt leading-edge information security strategies and solutions. By working together, ISF Members avoid the major expenditure required to reach the same goals on their own. Consultancy services are available and provide ISF Members with the opportunity to purchase short-term, professional support activities to supplement the implementation of ISF products.

For more information on ISF membership, please visit https://www.securityforum.org/.

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