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OutReach - 8 November 2021 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE:
4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today
released a visionary new report and video dramatization articulating how the
world might look at the start of the next decade — and how the security sector
might respond to evolving cybercrime innovation.
By 2030, connectivity will impact
every aspect of daily life, on both the physical and psychological levels.
Malicious threat actors will evolve to use and abuse technological innovation –
as they always do. Click here to learn more about Project 2030.
"Project 2030 is not a
definitive vision of what will be, but a thought-provoking take on what could
be — detailing a future that is plausible based on current technology and
trends," said Rik Ferguson, vice president of security for Trend Micro.
"We hope this possible future will spark a debate within the security
industry and wider society. Only by carefully anticipating future scenarios can
we offer governments, businesses, and individuals a way to prepare for the
cyber challenges of the coming decade."
The report itself looks at the world
in 2030 through the eyes of a fictional citizen, a business, and a government.
It offers a detailed analysis of evolving cyber threats and how these might
impact security stakeholders.
Among the predictions are:
- AI tools democratize
cybercrime on a whole new scale to individuals with no technical skill
- Attacks cause chaos
with supply chains and physical harm to humans through their cyber-implants
- Social engineering and misinformation
become more visceral and harder to ignore when delivered via ubiquitous Heads
Up Displays (HUDs)
- Massive IoT (MIoT)
environments attract sabotage and extortion attacks targeting manufacturing,
logistics, transportation, healthcare, education, retail, and the home
- AI-powered obfuscation makes attribution
virtually impossible, pushing the security industry's focus towards incident
response and IAM at the edge
- 5G and 6G
connectivity everywhere drive more sophisticated and precise attacks
- "Everything as a
Service" turns cloud providers into hugely lucrative targets for
- Grey markets emerge for
those that want tools to confound workplace monitoring
becomes a key geostrategic tool of some of the world's most powerful nations,
with the gulf between them and the have-nots widening further
"The exponential growth of modern
technology has brought abundant future possibilities, along with cybersecurity
challenges," said Dr. Victoria Baines, cybersecurity futurist. "These
scenarios and their associated threats will require changes to the business and
regulation of cybersecurity. The cybersecurity industry must evolve both
technology and training to prepare for a future in which everything is
connected and at risk."
A successor to Trend Micro's
acclaimed 2012 report, Project
2020, the new paper was compiled from
open-source research, vendor threat landscape reports, scientific abstracts,
patents, an invitation-only online survey, and a CISO poll. The video
dramatization of the report is meant to be an engaging, entertaining way to
visualize the future and enable organizations to think about how they will need
to adapt to new realities.