Foreword

The world is moving at the speed of digital and with new digital technologies, comes new security challenges that must be addressed to secure the digital transformation by design.

In fact, this speed of innovation is expanding the ‘attack surface’ and creating opportunities for threat actors to reach what is one of organizations’ most valuable assets: their data. In addition, cybercriminals and state-sponsored actors are innovating at a fast rate, leveraging new technologies to steal data,

commit fraud and extort money. For instance, they already adopted Artificial Intelligence to launch stealth attacks and deepfake voice phishing attacks, they are targeting new IoT and edge computing infrastructure as well as focusing on paralyzing critical national infrastructures.

Zeina Zakhour
Global Chief Technical Officer, Digital security, Atos

We created the Atos Cyber Tech Radar, to help organizations identify the security technologies that can help them address cyber threats efficiently. With the Atos Cyber Tech Radar, organizations can keep abreast of the emerging cybersecurity innovations, and adopt an agile cybersecurity strategy that can adapt to the changing digital environments. Our Atos security experts are tracking over 100 cybersecurity technological trends that are shaping and transforming the industry as we speak. We built our radar around eight major cybersecurity domains, because we believe those are the most critical for the end to end management of your security posture and security of your digital transformation.

  • Advanced Detection & Response
  • CERT & GRC services
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Endpoint and Mobile Security
  • Network Security
  • Application Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Data security

Let us take a few figures

70%

of organizations with public cloud capabilities experienced a security incident last year. (the State of Cloud Security, 2020).

75%

of credential abuse attacks against financial services directly targeted APIs or also. (Information Age).

53%

of web-targeted attacks in the first half of 2020 used API requests. (Forbes).

94%

of organizations have had an identity-related breach, which 99% believe could have been prevented. (Identity Defined Security Alliance).

For each cybersecurity domain, we have grouped the cybersecurity technological trends in terms of speed of adoption :

  • Zero to two years: Mature technologies are either already adopted by most organizations or will be in the next two years In other words, these technologies have become an integral part of the security strategies of most companies.
  • Two to five years: Proven technologies are usually adopted in the next two to five years cycle as organizations improve in maturity.
  • 5years and above: emerging trends will be adopted by the mainstream after approximatively five years or more. Still, Organizations with maturity cybersecurity level can adopt such emerging trends earlier.

For each technology trend captured in our radar, we have worked on :

  • The main business use cases it addresses.
  • The benefits it brings with a focus, when applicable, on the specific market verticals.
  • The main challenges to adoption that organizations must take into consideration when deploying any of those cybersecurity technology trends.

Cybersecurity innovation is a key contributor to the success of the digital revolution as we know it today. And undoubtful, it will continue to be a key foundation for safe and secure adoption of future technology trends such as quantum, edge & swarm computing, Ethical AI, immersive experience.

We hope the Atos Cyber Tech Radar will help you navigate the breadth of cybersecurity technologies and support you in refining the cybersecurity strategy of your organization.

Contributors

Adrian Buta, Adrian Ionut Buse, Alexandru Rusandu, Allen Moffett, Anca Isac, Cosmin-Alexandru Radu, Cristian Radu, Dan Schaupner, Dave Bixler, David Bernard, David Smyth, Diego de Felice, Farah Rigal, Geert Fieremans, Jambulingam, Venkatesh, Jesus Lacal, Konstantinos Brokalakis, Laurence Bégou, Lyonel Vincent, Marc Llanes Badia, Parag Ghosalkar, Philippe Bodden, Sebastien Blanc, Theo Demoulin, Vasco Gomes, Venkatesh Jambulingam, Vieri Tenuta, Vinod Vasudevan, Zeina Zakhour and Zisis Tsiatsikas.