2020 introduces many trends that will transform the way we see technology.
The way we do business continues to improve as new tech innovations emerge. But, if misused, they can also create problems ranging from a minor software glitch to a large-scale data breach. As we welcome a new decade, there’s no doubt that cybercriminals will use those innovations against us. Knowing the latest trends will help you become aware of where they will likely focus next.
In this blog, we’ll dive deep into cyber security trends expected to take over 2020. Let’s get to it!
False Sense of Security from Biometrics
Biometric authentication is becoming increasingly popular in the business world. However, this technology may result in a level of unfounded complacency in cyber security.
Using biometrics is an effective way of authenticating a user to a device. To keep things more secure, organizations must encrypt the data and the assets behind the authentication.
More importantly, businesses must protect the generated authentication token. If compromised, that token will allow hackers to blaze a trail across the network. They can gain access to sensitive information and accomplish their goals while masquerading as an authenticated user.
Larger Role for AI in Cyber Attack and Defense
Many enterprises are using cutting-edge technology to wage war against phishers, data thieves, and cybercriminals. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used to tackle all cyber threats before they cause serious harm.
Just as AI can learn to see patterns that signal an attempted attack, it can also be used against you. Various types of AI can adapt and disguise the same behavior and trick its way past your defenses.
Continued Rise of Ransomware
Ransomware was considered the scourge of 2019, and it will stay that way in 2020. Data thieves will shift their focus from multi-million heists to smaller ransomware attacks. Why? This is because these attacks are easier to anonymize.
This spells bad news for small to medium-sized enterprises which often lack the security infrastructure that large companies have.
Increased Vulnerability of IoT Devices
With the introduction of 5G networks, the use of connected IoT devices will also increase. This makes the networks more vulnerable to multi-vector, large scale cyberattacks. In cyber security, IoT devices and their connections to clouds and networks are still considered weak links. The expanding volume of personal data will need more protection from theft and breaches this year.
According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), insider threats caused 34% of all breaches in 2019. The human element is always the trickiest link in the realm of cyber security. Compared to other attacks, insider threats can be ignited by your employees’ emotions.
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Cyber Security: Keeping Your Business Safe 24/7
As modern technology evolves with new cyber security measures, we’ll start seeing new opportunities in the business industry.
Managed cyber security services offer round-the-clock monitoring and protection for your systems. Your business will benefit from the enhanced reporting capabilities of an MSP. An IT partner can help you analyze data and make decisions in realtime—improving your overall security footprint.
It’s time to up your game this 2020. Hire a managed services provider today for a safer and stress-free business.