The Road Ahead: Cyber Security in 2020 and Beyond

The Road Ahead: Cyber Security in 2020 and Beyond


Company Name : FireEye

This report covers a range of trends and themes that FireEye view as being most pertinent in the year ahead across the cyber security industry including cloud security, political tensions, ransomware and the increasing innovation of cyber attackers.


The end of the year is an important time. In our personal lives we have plenty of holidays to celebrate and we get to spend extra time with those who are most important to us. In our professional lives—and in the cyber security industry, in particular—we get a chance to pause and think about everything that happened throughout the year, what might happen in the coming year and what we could begin doing now to prepare ourselves for any obstacles we may face going forward.

While each security professional is encouraged to stop and think, cyber security is the job of many. Painting a comprehensive picture of the things to come in the industry requires feedback from hundreds or even thousands of individuals.

That is why for this report, The Road Ahead: Cyber Security in 2020 and Beyond, we sought insights from FireEye senior leaders across the entire company, including CSO Steven Booth, cloud guru Martin Holste, intelligence expert Sandra Joyce, technology expert Dave Baumgartner, and head of legal Alexa King.

As we move into 2020, our group of senior leaders has a lot on their minds, including:

  • How increasing use of the cloud continues to change security
  • The skills gap and thinking outside the box when it comes to staffing
  • Threats such as ransomware and weak spots such as supply chain
  • Cyber activity during the upcoming U.S. elections
  • How organizations and vendors need to start thinking about security
  • The emerging role of the general counsel
  • The continued evolution of information operations
  • Geopolitics as a driver of cyber activity
  • Increasingly sophisticated cyber criminal operations

We cannot overstate that cyber security is the job of many, not one. While our senior leaders are some of the brightest minds in the business, this collection of forward-looking thoughts would not be possible without the additional efforts of dozens of FireEye leaders and experts on wide variety of teams. We hope that all of their contributions to this report provide readers with valuable insights as we move into 2020.

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