Cybersecurity has always been a big challenge around the globe, es over the years and it is not going to be different in 2019. In fact, the threat of frauds outsmarting enterprises’ defence mechanisms to maintain their data privacy and security are expected to shoot up. As the cyberspace is now dominating our globalized economy, the IoT can be a deciding or depending factor in many instances.
So the cybersecurity concerns are not going to be a surprise factor in this New Year, as well. Being cautious about the situation, the internet experts are investing a lot of time in predicting some cyber security trends.
A lot of factors clearly show up why cyber security is becoming really important in 2018. Fighting the frauds in real time is a better step than resolving it at a later stage. Let us take a look at the most important cybersecurity factors that will need much attention and some possible solutions.
1. Artificial Intelligence
A remarkable difference in ICS Security can be witnessed with the widespread use of artificial intelligence. Quicker threat detection and faster troubleshooting is the key. It can replace the drawbacks of the shortage of cybersecurity staffing to a certain extent. Whether it is a large multinational company with multiple branches across the globe or a small company with a single branch, use of this technology can prove vital to make better out of the situation.
2. New vulnerabilities
The innovative technologies are witnessing an exponential growth and this also opens a new window for new vulnerabilities. According to the estimate from SANS, familiar risks would be the reason for at least 80% of cybersecurity happenings.
3. Concerns for big data
The new era enterprises are handling too much data everyday than ever before. As data comes in new types and formats, it would be less structured unlike conventional data.
Even when GDPR can help to handle and monitor it up to an extent, the lack of proper internal processes can pose serious cyber security threats to such big data. So it becomes important to get back to basics such as updating software versions and maintaining basic security hygiene.
4. Cloud storage security
Due to minimal storage systems, companies are now largely depending on cloud storage for data keeping. There can be a serious threat to its privacy and mishandling if no proper governance is provided.
The problems of insecure access and instability can be a threat to confidential information. Designing a cloud decision model would be a good solution in order to control the personal as well as its public use.
5. Internet of Things
The modern enterprises are heavily relying on internet technologies for data access and transfer. However, most of them are not so aware of the hidden problems and uses the new age technology without giving much emphasis to safety. However, the vulnerability of personal data can be a serious threat awaiting them.
The use of faulty communication methods and default password mechanisms are not going to do any good in the long run. Breaches of privacy can be a top cyber security threat in the upcoming year, as well.
6. Digital ecosystems
Cybersecurity is not a simple thing as its impact can even be in wider society. Not only big companies get affected, but it’s also after effects can cause long-term hazards for many individuals. In a digital ecosystem, every individual has his role in the protection, security and privacy of data.
Data analytics and data science will have a bigger role as monitoring of larger data becomes important to predict the present trends and understand human behaviours.