With the advancement of digital transformation and technologies like IoT, AI, Cloud, etc., the world is more connected than ever. Internet connectivity has become a major part of our day-to-day tasks ranging from business deals to entertainment. The rise in the number of hacking events and data breaches are a concern and often forces one to think about the price we might have to pay for this seamless connectivity with the world? As we enter this new decade, it is estimated that hacking would occur every 14 seconds; we must be prepared to protect our data and business. Let’s have a look at the trends of cybersecurity in 2020 and how to overcome it.
1. Cloud-based Security
Assuming cloud storage secure, most of the organizations are using them to perform their daily business and storing data and files. As more and more organizations are moving towards the use of cloud, data leakage, data loss, data privacy, and security are a growing concern. Cloud providers are implementing more security protocols, although the organizations must invest in Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB’s) to ensure data safety.
Emails remain the first choice for phishing attacks, although there is a rise in similar attacks through text messages and voice calls. In 2019, the rate of these attacks had increased by 290 percent. It has become one of the sophisticated ways for cyber attackers. There is a need for organizations to implement Continuous Monitoring Systems apart for the regular anti-spam and anti-virus tools to keep a close eye on these attacks.
3. Mobile Devices
The number of mobile users has increased tremendously in recent years years, and so has the data stored in them. Mobile devices would be the number one option for hackers to attack. The attempted attacks may steal your personal or business data, credentials, and funds through a mobile app, social media platforms, or emails. We may see an increase in authentication technologies like multi-factor authentication or biometric.
4. 5G and IoT
5G networks are already in talk. The high-speed mobile networks will eventually make us stay connected to mobile data rather than a WiFi router, making the data more vulnerable to IoT attacks. 5G architecture is complex, and there are chances for hackers to gain access to the network and stealing the data. For security reasons, we believe it would require a combination of traditional methods and the upcoming protocols.
5. AI and Machine Learning
AI advances have helped develop deep learning algorithms making it easy to detect the attacks. Most of the security solutions are based on AI and ML algorithms to identify the attacks timely and reduce human error. Though, the same technology does attract hackers to figure out a weak spot and attack the network.