Trends to watch in 2019 include data breaches, threats to critical infrastructure, malware based on artificial intelligence, securing the modern application stack, cloud-scale security analytics, and many more.
The arms race is real," said Jon Oltsik, a senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "There's a level of sophistication that's needed for artificial intelligence — data science skills, algorithm-building skills — that's going to limit the use of AI on the adversary side to nation states and very profitable cybercrime groups."
"The bad guys are well organized. They share intelligence," Oltsik said. "There's a division of labor. So AI could become a specialization where it's something (hackers) pay for over time."