Cybersecurity security trends from 2020

Cybersecurity Strategies
Cybersecurity Strategies

The issue of cybersecurity has been one that has attracted a lot of attention. In this age of technological advancements and globalization, the internet has greatly impacted how we go on with our lives. While it has improved various aspects of our lives, it also has the ability to disrupt and cause inconveniences especially when it is misused. This year is going to be an election year in the greatest economy in the world, the United States, and attention will again be turning to the role of cybersecurity in elections. Questions are still being asked about how cybersecurity influenced the 2016 election, and how it may impact on the upcoming elections. Dealing with the challenges and opportunities that arise with cybersecurity will make the world a safer place and ensure people feel safe when interacting on the internet. Here are some of the trends witnessed in 2020 with regards to cybersecurity,

An increase in cyber theft 

It is estimated that illegal proceeds from cybercrimes will rise to $6trillion by 2021. This is a huge jump from the recorded $3 trillion in 2015. Cybercriminals have become sophisticated and the dark web is thriving. Hackers no longer have to be extremely smart to carry out attacks. The dark web provides an array of tools where anyone with basic skills can carry out an attack and cause maximum damage. This is why it is important to be extremely vigilant with the websites we visit and only ensure we give out information to legit and secure sites. For example, when betting or gambling, you should only visit legit sites such as that offer advanced and up to date security features that ensure the information you provide is safe and secure. 

New technology, new threats 

As 5G is rolled out, so will it revolutionize the way we live our lives. On the other hand, it will create new and sophisticated vulnerabilities such as user privacy and safety. 5G technology allows closer proximity and increased connectivity, meaning it is possible for hackers to get access to the precise location of users, and be able to collect a large amount of accurate data. While this data can improve the way we live our lives, it may also be used for maximum effect when it falls into the wrong hands. Another area that provides a wide range of challenges when it comes to cybersecurity is the continued adaptation of using the cloud. The cloud provides an efficient and convenient way to store data and information. However, the huge amount of data and a large customer base makes it a lucrative target for cybercriminals. There have been stories where hackers have gotten access to sensitive data such as bank information and asked for ransom from those affected. This shows that the issue of cybersecurity will continue to dominate future discussions on how to make the internet a safe place. However, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning means that technology may yet again give answers to one of its greatest shortcomings.