2021 Cryptography Trends Report

This year, CISOs and security teams are under more pressure than ever to protect the business from threats at every angle. In 2021, another shift in security will inevitably arise – the next wave of cryptography disruption.

Everything considered secure today will be insecure in the future. Algorithms will evolve, vulnerabilities will be uncovered, and attackers will find new ways to abuse the cryptography we rely on.



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Discover top trends in cryptography today.

The cryptography landscape is changing — fast.

By 2021, organizations with crypto-agility plans will suffer 60% fewer cryptographically-related security breaches and application failures than organizations without a plan.1

PKI in DevOps & IoT

As DevOps and IoT see increased use, PKI must adapt

Cryptography-Related Breaches

Theft and misuse of keys and digital certificates is skyrocketing

More Certificate Outages

Shorter TLS certificate lifespans will cause more service outages

Impending Root CA Expirations

Multiple expired Root CAs will cause major disruptions for IoT devices

Quantum Goes Mainstream

Quantum cryptography is climbing the priority list for CISOs


1 Gartner Better Safe Than Sorry: Preparing for Crypto-Agility, Mark Horvath, David Anthony Mahdi, 6 August 2019

2021 Crypto Trends