I am not sure what Nostradamus had predicted about IT Security and IAM but from Facebook to Adobe, 2013 was a tough year for companies looking to defend against cyber-crimes. There were hundreds of known data breaches in different organizations where billions of records related to personal and financial data were stolen or spilled due to security failures.
2014 would be even tougher as cyber security threats are increasing as quickly as organizations can implement measures against them. At the same time, they have to embrace virtualization and cloud, user mobility and heterogeneous platforms and devices. Protection of exploding volumes of sensitive data at cloud and smart devices would be a serious challenge for organizations of all type.