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SIA Releases 2023 Security Megatrends Report

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its annual Security Megatrends report and made it publicly available for the entire industry.

Leveraging insights from independent research, surveys, focus groups, and top sessions at the Securing New Ground (SNG) conference, Security Megatrends provides an industry forecast and breaks down the top 10 trends that will impact you and your organization in the coming year.

Courtesy: SIA

In the 2023 report, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) took the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, while Workforce Development jumped up to a No. 3 ranking. In the 2022 report, the rankings of Cybersecurity and AI were reversed, though still holding the top two points. New trends appearing for 2023 include Ethical/Safe Use of Data & Technology, Changing Economic Conditions, Elimination of Industry’s Boundaries, Autonomous Devices, and the Proliferation of Sensors.

The 2023 Security Megatrends are:

  1. Cybersecurity and Physical Security
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Workforce Development
  4. Changing Economic Conditions
  5. Ethical/Safe Use of Data and Technology
  6. Elimination of Industry’s Boundaries
  7. Security as a Service
  8. Supply Chain Assurance
  9. Autonomous Devices
  10. Proliferation of Sensors

In addition to the rankings, the full 2023 Security Megatrends report provides data and statistics on such topics as data privacy, artificial intelligence R&D investments, public cloud growth, hiring trends, costs of data breaches, post-pandemic sales volume, growth in recurring monthly revenue/subscription revenue by security companies, and more data points that help tell the story of today’s industry and forecast where the industry will be tomorrow.

The full report is available for download here.

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