The adoption of Blockchain has been compared to the internet, with many people trying to predict when it will go mainstream. The technology is seen as a major breakthrough because it ensures high levels of traceability and security in online transactions.
There was significant hype surrounding the fifth generation of wireless in 2019, and it has been described as the greatest wave of innovation since the creation of the internet. In 2020, 5G is predicted to become more widely used and bring with it the advancement in cloud computing in the form of edge computing, the mainstream use of IoT devices in smart cities and autonomous vehicles, and 10 times higher internet speeds compared to 4G.
Almost one-fifth of organisations in Ireland have reported at least one technology-related security incident in the last 12 months. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), these attacks can have significant consequences, with 5% reporting that it resulted in the destruction or corruption of data and almost 3% reporting that it resulted in the disclosure of confidential data.