DigiCert’s CEO Amit Sinha said, "In 2024, we will see tectonic shifts in cybersecurity due to the impact of artificial intelligence on the adaptability and velocity of cyberattacks, and identity and provenance. This is also occurring at a time when companies will start transitioning their cryptography to quantum-safe algorithms. The intersection of these two trends makes deeper investments in trust a necessity to secure interactions with content, software, and devices in business and our personal lives."
1. Senior executives will become more knowledgeable about post-quantum computing, and companies will start accelerating their investments.
2. Identity and provenance become the foundation for content authenticity.
3. Software supply chains will see trust embedded in building blocks: inspect before you sign, check packages, and provide Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) transparency.
4. IoT Trust will enable real-world use cases such as EV chargers and medical devices.
5. Chief Digital Trust Officers emerge as key participants on the executive team leading the business.
6. Zero trust as an architecture will proliferate and will rest on digital trust.
Armando Dacal, Group Vice President APJ at DigiCert, warns shifts will be more challenging for companies in Asia Pacific: “This region, grappling with a surge in cyber attacks, navigates a complex landscape characterized by fragmented regulations, a pronounced cybersecurity workforce gap, and markets with less mature IT practices. In light of these obstacles, firms in the APAC region must prioritize and invest in building robust digital trust as an integral pillar of their cybersecurity strategy.”