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Cyber Security Trends in a Post Pandemic World

We live in a world where technology has become an integrated part of any business. As we all know, automated processes increase the efficiency and accuracy of work. However, with great success comes great responsibility.

The more companies rely on technology, the higher the chances of being exposed to online threats. Cybersecurity becomes essential if you want to protect your business from online attacks and malicious intents. Here are the top cybersecurity trends you should look out for this year:

1. Attacks Against Cloud Services

As the rise of remote work intensified throughout last year, the migration to cloud services has grown more rapidly. While cloud systems such as Google or Microsoft ensure security on their end, it is the user's end that can act as a source for malicious software or erroneous errors. Some of the most common issues expected to come up are misconfigured cloud storage, reduced visibility and control, incomplete data deletion, and vulnerable cloud-apps.

2. AI Integration With Cyber Security

Cyberattacks continue to grow in frequency and intensity, making security teams struggle to keep them under control. AI can analyze massive quantities of risk data, reducing the time security teams take to make critical decisions and tackle the threat. On top of that, web applications are growing more complex, making it harder to safeguard them. Automation and cybersecurity became a vital component of software development.




3. Data Breaches Threats

Safeguarding digital data is a leading concern for both organizations and individuals from all over the world. Any bug in your system browser or software can represent a potential vulnerability that hackers can use to access personal information. New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) measures were enforced from May 2018 onwards offering privacy protection for European individuals. Similarly, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was applied at the beginning of January 2020 to protect Californian consumer rights.

4. Insider Threats

A 2019 IBM survey shows that 31.5% of the cyberattacks were executed by malicious insiders, while 23.5% from non-malicious insider threats. Because remote work has expanded globally, organizations find it more difficult to monitor or identify such issues. Make sure to spread awareness among your employees regarding the risks of poorly protecting their data by using weak passwords or unsecured networks.



5. Rise of AI and Machine Learning

Security professionals will continue to use AI and machine learning technology to combat malicious programs. This implies that machines learn through human guidance and trial and error to recognize threats by tying them to specific URLs and malware. Hackers are continuously looking for new ways to fight back the advances of technology using data-poisoning attacks and model-stealing techniques.

6. Enterprise-level CSOs


Cybersecurity incidents, threats and online attacks have skyrocketed in recent years, forcing organizations to change the internal structure of their online security department. Businesses that implement cyber-physical systems are expected to welcome enterprise-level Chief Security Officers (CSOs) to collaborate on cybersecurity-related issues. The CSO can offer physical security, IT security, OT security, as well as product management security and supply chain security.



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