Getting ahead of risks–rather than responding to them–is critical when it comes to cybersecurity. Plugging gaps–or adapting one's security posture for the threats of yesterday–is simply no longer enough in a constantly evolving risk environment. A new year is coming, bringing new threats and trends, especially in the cybersecurity world. Here are few projections of cybersecurity for 2020 to help ensure that enterprises stay ahead of the risks.
Ransomware is becoming complicated. Even the most sophisticated e-mail security solutions are under attack. With accelerated automation, Ransomware attacks are now able to penetrate even the most complex email security solutions, especially when it comes to creation of Trojan variations. Current security solutions start detecting attacks on ransomware just hours after they're released, which is often more than enough time to do the damage.
Phishing attacks are the other obstacle for cybersecurity. Today, the need to block phishing attacks drives many companies looking to improve their email security. Phishing attacks are becoming more advanced and not all of these attacks can be detected by even the most dedicated professionals. A phishing attack's consequences have become more severe. Infringements of records, financial fraud, and other results of a phishing attack may have dire consequences for organizations of all sizes. According to Verizon 2019 DBIR, phishing is the number one cause of data breaches to gain some perspective.
What is obvious is that it is not necessarily possible to depend on what worked in 2019 to keep an organization healthy in 2020. The cybersecurity professional's position has never been more critical. We are poised for an exciting year to come: new threats, new challenges, and an increasingly connected world that needs our help to stay secure.