The 2020 Cybersecurity Threat Trends Outlook noted that the “Balkanization” of technology, or increased reliance on Russian and Chinese manufactured technologies, could pose as a threat as organizations continue to implement the practice of network segmentation.
Booz Allen pointed to counterfeit components, breached automotive data, malware-infected drone systems and satellite communications-based attacks as among the threats that may continue throughout next year.
The company also cited advanced persistent threats or new kinds of malware; election-related digital interference; conventional military deployment to address cyber operations; and adversarial cyber breaches in the 2020 Olympics as trends to look out for next year.
According to the report, organizations should implement measures to strengthen cybersecurity, protect proprietary technologies and defend the supply chain from threats.
"Proactive security planning that incorporates enterprise IT, cloud, and third parties minimizes the impact of cyber threats and improves resiliency," the report stated. "Similarly, we recommend thinking comprehensively about security where employees, leadership, and third-party vendors are aligned to create a cohesive and effective cybersecurity program."