December 20, 2019

This is our first annual roundup of expert predictions for the coming year. Here’s what leading industry figures have to say about data security in 2020.

  • Data Supply Chain – It’s no longer sufficient for an enterprise to simply lock down its own infrastructure, since every organization, large and small, relies on a patchwork of third parties for their data supply chain. As such, organizations are not only responsible for protecting their own data but ensuring its security and integrity when used by “downstream” companies. Several large data breaches this year did not involve the enterprises that collected the data, but rather their analytics service provider partners. My belief is that this phenomenon will drive the majority of big enterprises to insist on data protection and security as part of their supplier contracts and demand transparency from vendors in terms of their security posture and defensive measures. – Srinivas Mukkamala, CEO of RiskSense