- November 11, 2018
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Next year is already shaping up to be a cybersecurity headache for researchers and businesses alike
Cybersecurity predictions- With just two months left in the year, security researchers and businesses are already looking to the future to see which threats and trends will continue to make an impact in the world of cybersecurity in 2019.
Ian Kilpatrick, EVP of cybersecurity at the Nuvias Group has outlined his top ten cybersecurity predictions for the coming year from an increase in malware, ransomware and other cyberattacks to organisation’s continued difficulties complying with the EU’s GDPR.
1. Increase in crime, espionage and sabotage by rogue nation-states
With the ongoing failure of significant national, international or UN level response and repercussion, nation-state sponsored espionage, cyber-crime and sabotage will continue to expand. Most organisations are simply not structured to defend against such attacks, which will succeed in penetrating defences. Cybersecurity teams will need to rely on breach detection techniques.
2. GDPR – the pain still to come
The GDPR deadline has come and gone, with many organisations breathing a sigh of relief that it was fairly painless. They’ve put security processes in progress and can say that they are en route to a secure situation – so everything is OK? We are still awaiting the first big GDPR penalty. When it arrives, organisations are suddenly going to start looking seriously at what they really need to do. So GDPR will still have a big impact in 2019.
3. Cloud insecurity – it’s your head on the block.
Cloud insecurity grew in 2018 and, unfortunately, will grow even further in 2019. Increasing amounts of data are being deployed from disparate parts of organisations, with more and more of that data ending up unsecured. Despite the continual publicity around repeated breaches, the majority of organisations do not have good housekeeping deployed and enforced across their whole data estate in the cloud.
4. Single factor passwords – the dark ages
Single-factor passwords are one of the simplest possible keys to the kingdom and are the key tool for attack vectors, from novice hackers right the way up to nation-state players. And yet they still remain the go-to security protection for the majority of organisations, despite the low cost and ease of deployment of multi-factor authentication solutions. Sadly, password theft and password-based breaches will persist as a daily occurrence in 2019.
5. Malware – protect or fail
Ransomware, crypto mining, banking Trojans and VPN filters are some of the key malware challenges that will continue to threaten businesses and consumers in 2019. Increasing sophistication will be seen in some areas such as ransomware, alongside new malware approaches and increased volumes of malware in other areas. Traditional AV will not provide sufficient protection. Solutions that have a direct malware focus are essential for organisations, alongside tracking of network activity (in and out of the network).
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