2019 cyber security predictions

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Uncle Ben to Peter Parker (Spiderman)

Happy new year! In the previous years we have seen a lot: ransomware, compromised elections, huge personal data hacks and more. Last year also saw regulations being enacted like GDPR. 2019 wont be any different. Bad guys will remain bad, and will remain a step ahead of the good guys. Regulations will get stronger. It’s best to know what we can expect. The link to the original article below showcases all what the best companies have predicted. Some key points worth mentioning are

  • Privacy, GDPR will be pushed, discussion topic in more boardrooms than ever
  • Sextortion cases will rise
  • Skill gap, companies using unskilled person to fill security roles
  • Lack of resources, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Lack of proper security staff training to continue to be exploited
  • Supply chain as a weakness
  • IoT (Internet of Things) devices to be targeted
  • Cyber cold war between nations; increase in crime, espionage and sabotage by rogue nation-states
  • Lack of backup verification will continue to plague IT managers
  • A shift toward mobile attacks
  • Cyber-bullying on rise, part of affidavit by companies
  • Healthcare organizations will be the number one target for attackers

For more details read http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/the-top-19-security-predictions-for-2019.html

We wish you all the best for 2019, stay organised, secure, risk managed and more!