- There have been several cybersecurity issues that took place in 2019, occupying all the news, articles and other information sources in both technology industry and the public. We’ve come to the place where malware and ransomware are widespread on practically any page of the Internet today. Cybersecurity is a fast-evolving battlefield where hackers and defenders continue to outperform one another. Staying up-to-date with the latest trends in cybersecurity is not only beneficial; it’s imperative for everyone involved.
While a number of companies are becoming more and more aware of the importance of cybersecurity, most of the organizations are still struggling to define a strategy to protect privacy and implement the required security measures. Let’s dive into the article and take a look at top cybersecurity trends – from data breaches to IT security human resources and skills shortages – that will shape the security field in 2020!
Shortage of IT security staff
One of the main issues in Cybersecurity fields is lack of cybersecurity skills of the proper level to deal with all the arising hacker and malware attacks. More than half of organizations report a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills, and there is no end in sight.
The demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to exceed supply, even though security teams have to deal with more threats than ever. Automated security tools such as online vulnerability management solutions are fast becoming essential to maintaining a good security posture. Modern products can allow even a small team to efficiently secure multiple websites and web applications, providing a technological solution to pressing recruitment problems.
Cybersecurity spending will continue to riseGlobal security spending is predicted to reach $128 billion by 2020. However, increased spending itself can’t guarantee better security. The false sense of security and complacency in endpoint device protocols is leading to more gaps and vulnerabilities.
Data breaches as the main cyberthreat
Data breaches remain one the biggest cybersecurity concerns, and there might be no end to this trend as long as personal data is of high value to black market scammers. Organizations’ main focus is ensuring data privacy, and especially the security of personal data, as well as web application security; companies are aware that their overall image might suffer from the negative consequences of a breach.
Issues related to cloud security
As business processes, infrastructure, and data are increasingly moved to the cloud, protecting information and critical infrastructure requires completely new approaches to enterprise security. Cloud-based threats will inevitably continue to grow, with organizations struggling to maintain control of critical data and ensure real-time threat intelligence. Improperly secured or configured data buckets increase the risk of major data breaches for big and small organizations, and unauthorized cloud services can be added by end-users. Organizations are discovering that manual security management is no longer feasible for large web application infrastructures, which is forcing them to rethink their approach to web application security.
Mobile devices as a main cybersecurity risk
Mobile devices replace a number of desktop ones, and the amount of business data stored in the devices continues to grow enormously. The level of mobile malware remains low in terms of business impact, however, we can expect an increase data breaches related to mobile devices misuse. As long as more and more users stick to mobile devices as a way to access company systems, it appears to be another endpoint to secure, so one way of reducing risk is to provide access via a secure web application infrastructure with real-time vulnerability management.
Risks in IoT devices
When presenting new products or either technologies, the priority of such a process definitely doesn’t focus on security. It’s no surprise that the booming IoT (Internet of Things) space has brought a wealth of security issues and failures: insecure wireless communication, hard-coded credentials, firmware updates without verification, personal data without encryption, etc. Compromised IoT devices such as Network Attached Storage servers or routers can serve as data and communications access points and entry for further attacks, while wearables and home automation devices can be used to steal personal information and other data useful to scammers.