In 2018, we have witnessed the increasing amount of threats in the global industries. Unexpectedly, we still get surprised and blown up with the massive impact of cyberattacks. 

Who could miss the Data Scandal that rocked Facebook last March 2018? When someone blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica, a British political data firm, with its massive collected and exposed private information from almost 87 million Facebook users, and even the SingHealth Data breach last June. And a lot more …

In 2018 alone we saw more than 600 cyber security data breaches and more than 340 million data records have been exposed, and this just tends to grow more in 2019. Predictions say that ransomware alone might cost businesses around the world more than $11.5 billion in 2019. What’s worse, this same study also predicts businesses might experience a cyber-attack every 14 seconds by 2019, up from once every 40 seconds in 2016.

Without any doubt, 2018 has been an intense year for cybersecurity. All forms of breaches and threats are hitting the headlines, affecting small or large enterprises alike.

2019 offers us another year to flourish our ideas by developing more advance technologies that could make this world a better place to live in. However, the more complex we go, more vulnerabilities come after and here are the trends that lies ahead in 2019:

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The number of threats is rapidly rising and experts believe that AI has the capability to control them. In the coming years, AI will grow exponentially. In addition, we have a very vast intelligence data lakes which AI powered agents use to look for malicious or unusual behavior.

However, the bad guys get access to the same tools that the cybersecurity people are using. In 2019, it will be expecting that cybercriminals will have a used of AI from sophisticated social engineering attacks to weaponize “drone swarms” or spoof human behaviors. Artificial Intelligence will bolster cybercriminals.

CRYPTOCURRENCY

Though it is still a threat, it is expecting that Ransomware will be weaker in the year of 2019 because criminals will use another way to generate a revenue. According to experts, criminals are finding cryptojacking and cryptomining are effective way for money-making.

Normally you can detect a cryptojacking through checking your CPU usage as it usually spikes. If this happens, browser extension may help you. minerBlock or Nocoin are some of the browser extensions that protects you from cryptojacking.

PHISHING ATTACKS

The year 2019 is not excused for Phishing attacks. These attacks are made to steal someone’s personal information like passwords and credit card data.

Based on the reports of 2018, it indicates that Phishing attacks will increase and continue to be a threat.

 

 

AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Digitalized organizations are in trends and cities are getting smarter because of more advance technologies available in the market.

The year 2019 is the rise of SAOR (Security Automation Orchestration and Response) and SIEM (System Incident and Events Management) in the industries.

 

 



Be Prepared..

Many of these trends are not unique from 2018. However, they could have significant impact on your business in the coming year and beyond. Your mission, whether or not you choose to accept it, is to make sure you’re positioning your company to take full advantage and responsibility of the coming trends and technologies. Thankfully, there are a number of resources available to help you make sense of it all and be prepared for whatever comes your way. Stay secured, happy holidays!

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