Cybersecurity Trends To Look For This Year
The introduction of smart devices in the market has increased the perimeter of cyber-attacks. Now we use our mobile phones for communication, browsing, making payments, and many other things. Smart devices like a smart refrigerator, smartwatch, tablets, and others are also available at home. This has created a lot of loopholes for the cybercriminals to attack. The cloud environment has also posed a risk of cyber-attacks.
Being in the digital age, you need to be cautious about these attacks all the time. The sophisticated cyber-attacks can affect you financially and emotionally. Here are some current cybersecurity trends you should be aware of.
Ransomware was prominent in the past couple of years and it will continue to be in place this year as well. But instead of attacking banks and other big organizations, the cybercriminals will plan organized small attacks. The advantage of this is that they can get away anonymously, unlike the major heists and they won’t have to share the money they receive with a lot of people. So, individually they will have a better share.
Phishing will be widespread in mobile devices. The traditional emails have secure gateways that can block unwanted emails, but the system in mobile devices is not that sophisticated. Cybersecurity is strong in protecting corporate emails, but not so in the case of personal emails or social networking. So, cybercriminals are likely to attack mobile users.
Stricter security measures will be taken in case of software development. The cybercriminals not only attack the local codes, but also the codes that are on the pipeline. So, the software developers need to prevent these attacks from the beginning. From app inception to the final production, every step should undergo strict scrutinization to keep the software safe from the cyber attackers.
Most corporate infrastructure has now moved to cloud technology. As a result, this sector is more prone to attacks. However, attacking this platform is difficult, which is good news. But precautions should be taken.
Nowadays 2-factor authentication is common when accessing various sites, especially those involving financial information. Now multi-factor authentication and biometrics will become more common. These will prevent phishing attacks.
The trend will be to attack the infrastructure from inside. Using social engineering methods, the attackers will lure insiders to carry on a sophisticated cyber-attack on the infrastructure.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Cybersecurity specialists will be able to use Artificial intelligence and machine learning to combat cyber-attacks. It will be done with human guidance and follow the trial and error process. The cybercriminals, on the other hand, will try new techniques like data poisoning or model stealing.
Modern vehicles have GPS, various sensors, and other devices that help to communicate and store information. So, vehicles are now the point of interest for many hackers. The cybercriminals can now get into private networks through smart devices and steal information from your vehicle.
The cybersecurity specialists are trying to come up with innovative solutions to defend the attacks from cybercriminals and prevent such attacks altogether. Companies and people, in general, are now more aware of these attacks and understand the importance of keeping their private information safe. On the other hand, cybercriminals are also actively seeking new ways of attacking. Knowing about the cybersecurity trends will help you to safeguard your business and personal information from severe cyber-attacks.