The cybersecurity threats are going to be challenging, intense, and weird in 2020, and the organizations should be ready to overcome them.
FREMONT, CA: Cybersecurity threat was a huge problem in 2019, and no sector was unaffected by data breaches, including financial, healthcare, government, and environment. It will continue to be a problem in 2020 as well. Organizations must know what to watch for. Despite the evolving nature of cyber threats, some basic tactics are focusing on new sectors and technologies that will apply every year. Here are some primary cybersecurity threats that companies should focus on in 2020.
In 2020, Cybersecurity threats will target a plethora of technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and 5G will hugely impact the cybersecurity landscape in the upcoming year. As many vendors use AI for its easy implementation of nature and accessibility, it is the primary target for hackers.
On the other hand, 5G, whose adoption will spread uniformly, is expected to bring in new cybersecurity threats. This is because, larger the bandwidth, larger it will provide a chance for hackers to launch powerful and more extensive attacks that can cause damage.
Organizations are increasingly migrating their data to the cloud, thinking that this might help them mitigate cybersecurity threats. However, this will not guarantee that data is safer in any manner. Indeed, in 2020, Cloud jacking will be a prominent cybersecurity threat due to the enormous utilization of cloud services. Therefore, as the attacks on the cloud grow complex, the infrastructure of cloud security should also increase in complexity.
As the security gaps in the emerging technologies are increasing, cyber-criminals will take the opportunity to launch phishing attacks on all platforms. Even though, phishing is an old cybersecurity threat; it will continue to persist in 2020 due to its effectiveness.
Internet of Things
The majority of people use smart devices, and the widespread implementation of IoT devices will usher in a tremendous amount of cybersecurity threats. These devices will increase the attack surface with vulnerabilities and risks. Also, security experts don’t have time to develop new strategies to keep up with all the emerging IoT devices.
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