With all the technological advances this past century, you can begin to wonder, are we really safe with all the high tech cybersecurity around us? Many others are wondering this and in response, have added security cameras inside their homes. This seems like a good idea, but on December 4th of this year, hackers who had gained access to the LeMay family’s Ring security camera verbally harassed their 8-year old daughter. Ashley LeMay, the girl’s mother, affirmed that she had installed the camera as an added security measure, and stated that instead, “I put them at risk and there’s nothing I can do to really ease their mind. I can’t tell them I know who it is, I can’t tell them that they’re not going to show up at our house in the middle of the night.”

This situation is beyond terrifying, and it has happened many times in recent weeks to other families as well. These events cause us to wonder, what is the future of cybersecurity in the information technology market? Based on recent surveys, cybersecurity professionals believe that hackers’ skills will continue to progress and improve. Professionals have concluded that this will shift phishing to the forefront of cyber threats you should be aware of. Despite the rise in hackers, security budgets are also predicted to rise in the coming years. These security threats and challenges have called for increases in GDPR, and surprisingly, the regulations and legislation proposed have not caused as many issues as companies believed they would. Businesses are also keeping security awareness as a top of priorities, as the general corporation population understands the weight of the issue. Continuing into 2020, the need for security talent will continue to grow. This sector of jobs is experiencing a drought incapable of workers and this gap is only expected to increase in 2020.