Tech VC: top ten trends to watch in 2021

Mark Sherman, Managing Partner at global VC firm Telstra Ventures
|Apr 18|magazine1 min read

8. AI to protect against evolving cyber threats

People will be wanting to get back to the office in 2021, but the working-from-home phenomenon will not be going away. With every business adopting cloud strategies to enable flexible working, the focus of online criminal activity could shift and individuals and SMEs could see a surge in cyberattacks as a result. Larger enterprises, meanwhile, will need to protect a larger vulnerability surface. Tailored solutions to protect against cyberattacks of all shapes and sizes will therefore proliferate in 2021. AI will continue to be one of the primary tools for fighting cybercrime and automated tools will be required to face up to the evolving security threat.