FireEye shares 2020 Predictions for Australia


FireEye’s new report, The Road Ahead: Cyber Security in 2020 and Beyond, covers a range of trends and themes that FireEye view as being most pertinent in the year ahead across the cyber security industry including cloud security, political tensions, ransomware and the increasing innovation of cyber attackers.

  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will drive espionage throughout multiple regions. The BRI is a large-scale project to develop China’s trade and influence and FireEye has seen Chinese espionage activity evolve to be more deliberate and covert, amidst a restructuring of the country’s intelligence apparatus.
  • Geopolitical tensions driving espionage and disruptive threats: Geopolitical tensions are often a significant driver of intrusions and disruptive attacks. Currently, FireEye is seeing Western tensions with Iran accelerate the tempo of Iranian cyber operations, and it anticipates this issue to continue if tensions persist.
  • The Cloud has changed security: From FireEye’s observations, the major cloud platform providers recognise the security of their platform is core to earning trust with customers. FireEye has seen significant investments in security since the beginning, and today it’s seeing cloud vendors add even more security capabilities, especially as customers embrace multicloud architectures.
  • More clouds, more complexity: Cloud adoption has fundamentally changed the IT landscape. Apart from ensuring the service availability levels, capabilities and utility of their service, nearly all other responsibilities fall on the organisations that use those services. Customers need to ensure they operate the cloud in a way that maintains their own security requirements.

You can see the full 2020 Predictions report here for reference.