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7 Cybersecurity Trends in 2019

May 7, 2019 No Comments

SOURCE: DDI Development company

Cybersecurity is one of the exciting spheres promising radical changes in our lives. Since our world is becoming more connected with digital technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT,  Blockchain and other, web threats continue to grow.

It’s no secret, insidious hackers can easily penetrate any computer’s defenses and start blackmailing you, encroaching on your property and reputation, even if you have positive security aspect. But fortunately, today people have a variety of useful tools and services to deal with such criminals.

That’s why in this article, we want to share the main cybersecurity trends significantly affecting our lives.

1. The importance of particular devices

Based on Ponemon research, almost 97% of security staff agreed that cyberattack arising from an insecure device could be a big disaster for the business. Only 15% of employees had individual IoT devices which are directly connected with their systems, and another part of them had a security protocol which allows disconnecting devices.

For example, based on Symantec data, in 2018 mobile malware increased and the number of new malware grow by 54% in one year. The main reason why it happened most mobile devices use the older operating systems (only 20% of Android devices use the newest release).

2. Cloud computing is still relevant

In 2019, companies continue to use cloud computing services. It includes the acquisition of cloud security solutions which allow businesses to control the digital assets and other things more effectively.

According to Data Breach Study, in 2017, the average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million. Also, the price for each lost record with confidential data is $141. Cloud security needs to grow to prevent threats and ensure reliability for consumers that use such services.

3. No Ransomware

Finally, people can see that one of the popular cybersecurity trends for 2019 is a focus on ransomware. According to the KnowBe4 data, global damages related to ransomware exceeded $8 billion in 2018. Also, based on Cybersecurity Ventures predictions, in 2019 the global losses related to ransomware will increase to $11.5 billion, and ransomware will attack a business every 14 seconds by the end of 2019. Thus, companies need to find more secure and reliable ways to protect their data.

4. Say “goodbye” to End-of-Life Software

Software called “end-of-life” is a software that is no longer supported by the manufacturer. Many of the updates created by its manufactures have individual security patches, and that’s why it’s hazardous to use end-of-life software because it doesn’t have any of the secure files.

For example, Windows 7, that was used by almost 41% of desktops in 2018, will reach end-of-life on January 14, 2020. That is the main reason why enterprises which rely on this operating system need to move to a new one, like Windows 10, because they can face a lot of security risks.

5. GDPR = more regulation

As we know, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) required businesses in the EU to protect personal data and privacy in 2018. The situation has not changed. The non-compliance penalties are still high, and the GDPR follows its view of what constitutes personal data. It means that you still need to be sure that all of your data is stored within the same regulated place.

6. AI is back

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a great tool to define potential attacks. Using the unique data set and algorithmic knowledge, the system requires some time to follow the environment and determine the correct behavior, and then it sets a baseline to pick up on deviations from the norm and show the vulnerabilities.

Based on MarketsandMarkets data, in 2017 the AI in the cybersecurity market was valued at USD 3.92 Billion. But, it most likely reaches USD 34.81 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 31.38% between 2017 and 2025. Since the high usage of the Internet and the constant need for users to be online are contributing to the increase of cyber attacks, it makes companies implement modern security technologies like AI in their solutions.

7. Political security

Governments are also using cybersecurity as a key to their military capabilities. Commercial businesses need to know that their digital assets are protected from their competitors, especially those companies which operate in countries with low security and data protection laws.

Since cyber threats have grown, the US government now requires all agencies to show special cybersecurity threat reports.

The Future Without Threats

So, cyber attacks can irreparably damage any business. Security must be your top priority. Without due care and preparation, you run the risk of losing your most valuable assets, data, documents, and money, that are often quite vulnerable to the black hat hackers’ tricks. Using the special cybersecurity services, you get access to the cutting edge security solutions to allow you to remain all possible threats. No matter what goals you pursue, development of a safe, smart contract system or finding a cheap way of detecting vulnerabilities in your product, cybersecurity is one of the necessary things you need to pay attention to.

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