Cyber security has been in flux in the past year and will continue on its current axis during this year. Gartner said one thing that will shift how companies and IT pros see security is cloud based services, as Ruggero Contu, research director at Gartner, said the increased adoption of the cloud at different degrees will heavily influence the shape the security marketplace.

"Deployments of virtualization, and its replacing of traditional physical hardware platforms, are expected to impact the deployment model of future network security capabilities, which are expected to be based increasingly on virtual security appliances," he said.

By 2016, Gartner believes that the public cloud infrastructure will be mandated to include national infrastructure regulations created by the U.S. government. Officials will continue to seek ways to reduce their IT budget and more movement into the cloud will be part of the answer to this question. The government want to see their environment secured, so regulating security only makes sense.

Lawrence Pingree, research director at Gartner, said cloud based services will need to be prepared to adjust for these new rules. Gartner's report said by 2015, about 10 percent of all IT security enterprise products will be delivered via the cloud.