Annual poll: single biggest security threat of the year

What will be the single biggest security threat of 2021?

We collate the views of 169 security professionals to find out what the single biggest security threat of the year will be.

1 2 3 4 5 6 Page 6
Page 6 of 6

"Credential-based breaches will continue to be the biggest enterprise security threat of 2021, as attackers will continue to target enterprise employees knowing that compromised passwords are the easiest and fastest way to breach any domain."

Lior Lamesh, Co-Founder and CEO, GK8:

"2021 is expected to be a pivotal year in the crypto economy, with digital assets becoming mainstream and embraced by global financial institutions that up until recently refrained from exposing their business to cryptocurrencies. As such, the biggest enterprise security threat, in my view, will come in the form of hacking attempts on traditional banks, exploiting their "learning curve"."

Matt Gyde, CEO, Security Division, NTT Ltd.:

"In 2021 we can expect more innovative cyberattacks. The threats themselves won't necessarily change, after all, if it's not broke, don't fix it, but threat actors will leverage every weapon in their high tech arsenal including AI and ML to automate and scale their initiatives, making them much more difficult to fend off. Many organisations won't be able to keep up."

Jennifer Lupiba, Product Manager, Quest Software:

"In 2021, we'll see a new type of attack that targets an organisation's ability to conduct business and gain market share: dynamic denial of reputation attacks. Just like a consumer's credit score, an organisation's digital reputation is made up of lots of calculations… Dynamic denial of reputation turns the very tools used to defend organisations against them. In 2021, we'll see hacktivists, nation-state actors and even bitter competitors get in the game of smearing an organisation's digital reputation — and companies looking for technologies and products to help them fight back." 

1 2 3 4 5 6 Page 6
Page 6 of 6