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Ovum has picked out four trends for 2019 that will have a significant impact on this evolving landscape. In this report, we provide recommendations around these trends for enterprises in all sectors, service providers, and security technology vendors.


  • Organizations need to develop a proactive approach to cybersecurity and digital risk in response to the constantly morphing cyberthreat landscape.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the evolution of cybersecurity as technology vendors, enterprises, and service providers must address the rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape, protecting the data of customers and citizens.
  • Considers the rise of security platforms and looks at how xDR technologies might address at least some of the cyberthreat landscape.

Key questions answered

  • What are the four key trends in cybersecurity for 2019?
  • How does the cyber kill chain impact organizations' decisions in building security controls?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for enterprise service providers
  • Recommendations for vendors

Digital transformation drives the ever-changing cyberthreat landscape

  • Fewer than 15% of organizations have developed a proactive approach

Platform plays will gain visibility in 2019

  • Tool proliferation accentuates risk
  • Platforms for threat sharing emerge
  • Each platform comes with a tool vendor ecosystem

xDR technologies continue to rise

  • Detection and response are now the order of the day
  • MDR promises detection and response for the masses

Security must be addressed in a multicloud world

  • More and more workloads are moving to different clouds
  • Governance is an essential component of security in a multicloud world


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author