As technology evolves and complex business problems continue to emerge, IT professionals will face new challenges in the coming year. Some changes will fuel innovation, while others will spur debate around AI ethics. And others, such as cyber threats, will force companies to mitigate and meet these risks head-on.
Kyndryl’s global practice leaders work with companies around the world to help them tackle their most pressing business objectives in modern ways. Here, they reveal the most influential trends that will impact IT decision-making in 2023 and beyond.
1. Cyber resilience will overtake cybersecurity as top security concern
With 88% of company boards now seeing cybersecurity more as a business risk than a technology risk, according to a Gartner survey, cyber resilience will no longer just be a problem for Chief Information Security Officers in 2023. More likely, every level of an organization’s executive suite will be part of the conversation and equation. “It’s not just an IT discussion,” said Kris Lovejoy, Global Security & Resilience Leader at Kyndryl. “Companies must understand that they’re more likely to endure a cyber event than a physical disaster, and they must protect all areas of their business.” That, noted Lovejoy, could lead to the hottest security job of the year: Cyber Resilience Officer.