What are the Top 3 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch out in 2020?

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, January 10, 2020

As the cyberattacks continue to grow the business sectors, most of the system is at risk, and there are measures to prevent the various kinds of attacks each cybersecurity staff in enterprises should be aware of.

FREMONT, CA: 2019 was a year filled with cybersecurity issues, prevalent both for the enterprises as well as individuals. While the enterprises are generally aware of the significance of cybersecurity, most are struggling to establish and implement the required security measures. Starting from the data breaches and IT security staff shortages to security automation and integration, let's take a look at some of the cybersecurity trends that are likely to shape the cybersecurity landscape in 2020.

Cloud Security 

As the business processes, infrastructure, and data are further moved to the cloud, protecting information and critical infrastructure needs completely new approaches to business security. Cloud-based threats will unavoidably continue to grow, with institutions struggling to maintain control of the critical data and secure real-time threat intelligence. Not properly secured data buckets enhances the risk of most of the data breaches for enterprises of all sizes, and the end-users can easily add unapproved cloud services. Enterprises are discovering that the manual security administration is no longer suitable for the large web application infrastructures, which forces them to rethink the approach to web application security.

Awareness about cybersecurity

With the advent of digital transformation in many organizations, awareness of cybersecurity challenges enhances to grow not just for the tech giants but also for small businesses. Eventually, more enterprises realize that having an effective cybersecurity strategy is a necessity. Information security training is becoming a place for all the staff to improve cyber-hygiene and maintain a solid security posture on all levels of the organization.

The risk with IoT Devices

To deliver new technologies, security is sometimes the first consideration, so it's no surprise that the IoT space has brought a wealth of security lapses. Hard-coded credentials, unencrypted personal data, insecure wireless communication, and unverified firmware updates. Compromised IoT devices like the routers and NAS servers can offer access to communications and data, serve as points of approach for further attacks, or act as DDoS attack drones. At the same time, home automation products and wearables can be used to keep personally identifiable information and other data useful to criminals.

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