2020 Cybersecurity Trends

Make a resolution in this new year to support the cyber defenses of your organization!

There are plenty of questions from the cybersecurity point of view on what will be happening in 2020. What are the major trends in technology and what are the risks?

Will the attackers want new technologies such as AI and biometrics or are they focused on infiltrating traditional systems? What are the attack vectors? Will conventional methods of attack continue to dominate or new strategies are going to arise?

As we reached another decade, there will be more innovative ways that attackers aim at us. but it’s always a challenge to decide where they concentrate.

The cybersecurity landscape will continue to be transformed to a mobile workforce in 2020. More employees continue to work remotely every year. In this decade, you will reflect on how to secure capitals/Resources against unknowns. Associations also need to secure company assets (e.g. PCs and laptops) as they move outside the workplace and may connect to unsecure networks. In this article, we look at the new developments throughout innovation and emerging technologies that help companies improve their safety practices.

#TREND 1: GDPR. As we enter 2020, the importance of privacy and data protection laws is clearly growing. In 2019, its first birthday was celebrated by the General Data Protection Regulation. Since the introduction of this revolutionary new data protection regulations in Europe other countries have implemented data protection laws themselves (such as Australia, Brazil and Canada).

#TREND 2: AI & ML Security systems. In 2019, cybersecurity solutions using artificial intelligence and machine learning were created. These solutions leverage them so that organizations can act proactively rather than respond reactively to menaces dynamically identify threats in real time. However, using AI ensures that these systems can gather and analyze data to make decision-making simpler.

#TREND 3: Cloud Security. Despite increasing numbers of enterprises migrating their workloads, applications and data to the cloud, cloud protection will continue to grow. While cloud service providers continue to build security services to secure their different cloud systems, users themselves are ultimately responsible for ensuring all applications and data stored in these cloud environments.

#TREND 4: IoT Security. Gartner estimates that by 2020 there will be over 20.4 billion Internet Things units. Cyber security experts believe that increased IoT adoption will increase online vulnerability of companies and consumers to bad players.

#TREND 5: Authenticity. Were you aware that over 85% of cyber assaults are caused by people being cheated out of their passwords? In 2020, we are expected to see a transition to new security technologies including biometrics and multi-factor authorization, as more companies step forward.

How to be prepared?

The new year brings cyber professionals a number of challenges. To begin with the companies, need to recognize the importance of a strong cyber foundation and understand the rising financial impact of cyber security.

With Security tools becoming more efficient, management may be inclined to reduce their budget without understanding how badly a cyber-attack would affect the company’s long-term financial stability, and not just its day to day operations. routine patching and third-party partners with continuously monitored, strong security hygiene is key to protecting businesses.

Adcy helps businesses and organizations find the right cybersecurity tools every day to meet their defence needs.