The year 2021 was a busy one for IT security professionals. With businesses offering their services mostly online, it meant that they needed more help from IT professionals.
The digital revolution around all businesses, small or large means that organizations, corporates and even government agencies are relying on digital systems to manage their day-to-day operations. They are also making cybersecurity a prime goal to protect data from online attacks and unlawful access.
The constant change in digital technologies also creates a parallel shift in cybersecurity trends as news of data breaches, hacks, and ransomware become the norm.
Below are the top 5 cybersecurity trends we anticipate seeing in the coming year.
1. Targeted Ransomware
The first and most significant cybersecurity trend that we can not ignore is targeted ransomware. Particularly in most developed countries, businesses rely heavily on specific software to manage their daily activities. These ransomware targets are more focused.
The ‘Wanna Cry’ ransomware attack in England and Scotland corrupted more than 70 thousand medical devices. Though ransomware generally threatens to publish the victim’s data unless a ransom is paid, it can also affect large organizations or countries by holding their data and systems ransom.
2. Mobile is the New Target
The latest cybersecurity trends show a significant rise of 50% for mobile banking malware or attacks in the year 2019, making the handheld gadgets high-risk for potential hackers.
All our images, emails, financial transactions, and messages are constantly at risk of being hacked. Smartphone malware or viruses might capture the attention of cybersecurity trends in the year 2022.
3. Data Breaches: Prime Target
Data breaches have and will always remain a leading concern for businesses around the world. Whether it is for an organization or an individual, protecting digital data should be the prime goal for everyone. Any insignificant bug or defect in the browser of your system or software is a potential point of entry for digital hackers to access your information.
New, stricter standards of GDPR were implemented on May 25th, 2018, contributing to data protection and privacy guidelines for people in the European Union.
Similarly, the California Consumer Privacy Act was implemented after Jan 1st, 2020, to protect consumer rights in the California.
4. The Internet of Things (IoT) is Evolving.
The Internet of Things refers to physical devices other than phone, computers, and servers, which connect to the internet and transfer data. IoT devices include smart refrigerators, wearable fitness trackers, smartwatches and voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo.
It is expected that by the year 2026, there will be around 64 billion IoT devices around the world. The drift towards remote working is encouraging to push this increase.
5. AI creates opportunities
Artificial Intelligence continues to improve our world in unique and unexpected ways. We anticipate a growing dependence on machine learning (ML) to power decision-making across an extensive range of security and digital businesses.
Additionally, AI-inspired cybersecurity solutions will continue to push automation and technology that can grow with advances in cyberattacks. For instance, behavior-based threat patterns will become even better at blocking and mitigating known attacks as well as restricting zero-day attacks.
AI creates opportunities for cybersecurity providers in 3 key areas:
- Securing artificial intelligence-powered digital business systems.
- Improving existing AI solutions with packaged cybersecurity products.
- Anticipating the use of AI by cybercriminals.
6. How can Sea Change Systems Cybersecurity help You?
Our team is committed to assist organizations to address these cyber security trends as they evaluate their online security. Sea Change Systems delivers an extensive range of cybersecurity capabilities to protect your business’ data and systems.
Interested in learning more about cybersecurity solutions and how they can provide a single, cost-effective way to align with the trends and challenges? Please visit our dedicated page on cybersecurity.
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