Gartner predicts privacy law changes, consolidation of cybersecurity services and ransomware laws for next 4 years

Gartner analysts released their list of cybersecurity and privacy predictions for the next few years, floating a number of potential ideas about how the world will respond to certain problems over the next decade. 

The predictions ranged from potential legislation to how the market for certain technologies will change from now until 2025. Gartner analysts predicted weaponized OT environments will result in human casualties by 2025 due to malware that they believe will spread at “wirespeeds.” The analysts say by that time, cybercriminals will shift from business disruption to physical harm, leading to regulations placing liability on CEOs. 

For 2023, Gartner expects 75% of the world to be covered under some kind of privacy law with built in subject rights requests and consent. The key, they said, will be whether privacy management programs can be automated.

By 2024, Gartner said it believes organizations adopting a cybersecurity mesh architecture will reduce the financial impact of security incidents by an average of 90%.

They expect security to stop being baked into assets and instead be “bolted on.” But with the permanent shift to remote work for many companies, Gartner predicted more organizations to use adaptive access control capabilities to facilitate it. 

The research institution is also expecting

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