Cyber Threat Trends and Predictions for 2020
Cyber attacks have grown in intensity. It is predicted to be more complex than before. While organizations are increasingly aware of the importance of cybersecurity, most are struggling to define and implement the required IT security. Therefore, every organization must always pay attention to cyber threat trends that will give too much impact on your business in the future.
From cyber security perspective, there is a lot of predictions for 2020 cyber threat trends. So, what’s next? What types of cyber threats that can hurt your business?
With these predictions of cyber threat trends, we hope that you can give the best focus for IT security in the coming year. Here is what we learned about cyber threat trends that can hurt your business in 2020:
Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated
Phishing has expanded into different versions such as Smishing (phishing through SMS) or Vishing (phishing through live calls). Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email, SMS, social media posts and phone calls as a weapon to make their victims providing personal information such as username and password for login, or OTP to make transactions. In 2020, all types of phishing scams will be getting more clever and dangerous than before.
Threats from AI powered technology
The presence of AI-powered technology is able to improve the quality of human performance, but at the same time, as a lot of companies use AI-powered technology, AI also comes with new threats in cyber security. AI is being weaponized by hackers to develop sophisticated malware and phishing attack methods. As the open source machine learning increases, hackers have more opportunities to use machine learning to infiltrate its algorithm that is developed by organizations.
The risks at IoT devices
In the race to deliver new products and technologies, organizations are not first considering its security, so it’s no surprise that IoT (Internet of Things) brings new risks for business. IoT devices can provide access to communications and data, that is why it becomes the entry points for cyber attacks. IoT devices can be used to steal useful personal information and other data to criminals.
Data breaches as the biggest cyber security threats
In 2020, data breach will be the biggest problem in cyber security. It is likely to continue for as long as data still become the main target because of its value. Therefore, companies need to ensure their priority in keeping their data safe and secure. All the more, data protection regulations encourage companies to improve the protection of confidential information. The vulnerability in web application is being a leading source of data breaches, so, ensuring web application security should become a top priority for all organizations.
It is time to prepare stronger protection against cyber attacks that can threaten your business in the future, preparation is important to avoid becoming the next target of cyber attacks
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