In this next year security professionals will be faced with new challenges that will also provide new opportunities. This article will focus on what trends we started to see in 2019 and how they are changing for 2020. In general, the trends we saw happening in 2019 will continue but with rather more sophistication. New technologies are being developed – both on the protector and attacker sides – that will advance the process of how we protect IT assets and how breaches and compromises will become more frequent. When we evaluate these forward-looking ideas, what we find is that attackers continue to use the same methods that have always worked but have now added new capabilities to increase their effectiveness.