Maksim Kabakou - Fotolia
One thing predicted for 2018 that did not happen
A hugely damaging ransomware attack to rival NotPetya or WannaCry. Fortunately, it didn’t happen – but why? Did organisations pay attention and strengthen defences, or is there an army of connected things hiding at home and waiting to be unleashed?
One thing that was not predicted and did happen
The collapse of major valuations since this time last year. Was this an inevitable result of a ballooning marketplace with cryptocurrency minimal governance, or will the tenacity of the HODLers be repaid with riches?
One thing that should happen in 2019, but probably will not
Any agreement among major cyber powers regarding online norms of behaviour. With trade wars unfolding and geopolitical tensions increasing, cooperation looks unlikely on any major cyber security issues, except perhaps for law enforcement.