DigiDoug, a deepfake created by at Doug Roble visual effects production company Digital Domain, debuted at his TED talk in 2019. Deepfakes area among the threats that cyber experts predict will come into their own in 2021. (Steve Jurvetson/CC BY 2.0)

The last year provided threat actors the ability to hone their craft – targeting organizations and individuals left vulnerable from pandemic fallout. As a result of that, cyber experts expect more sophisticated attacks to come in 2021 – with ransomware and phishing continuing at a steady clip, and emerging threats tied to deepfakes and 5G beginning to show impact.

As part of our year in review, which looked at critical events during the last year and how they might influence 2021, SC Media collected predictions across a range of categories from cybersecurity experts. Here, the cyber community reads the tea leaves on the threat landscape. Click here for our tech predictions, and be sure to check back during the next couple of weeks to see what 2021 will bring in strategic priorities and privacy policy.

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