Albeit not a budding technology, cybersecurity is and will continue to evolve just as fast at the speed of the internet. And none too soon, because with the increasing number of digital connections and exceeding reliance on digital media for the smallest of tasks, the number of cyber criminals is rising just as fast; and digital security needs to rise with it. In the coming year, and the years after that, developers will continue to build new security tools, like hardware authentication and deep learning, while constantly break-proofing older ones.

The bottom line: as long as hackers exist, cybersecurity will always remain an emerging technology.