“Hi! You have won $1000000 in a lucky draw. Kindly share your bank details to get the price money.”
“OOPS!! Your mobile is at risk! Click the link below to remove the virus.”
Ever encountered such E-mails or got these messages while surfing any website?
If yes, then welcome to the world of Cyber Crime.
Technology has undoubtedly made our lives simpler but also paved new ways for hackers to attack us by stealing our personal and confidential data.
The Ransomware attack of 2018 is still vivid in the memory of individuals that shook the entire world and proved to be one of the biggest cyberattacks.
The cyberattack, however, opened the eyes of many organizations/firms and the government in particular in making them believe that strong actions are to be taken against such malicious attacks.
Several steps have already been taken which have reduced the number of such attacks. But, failed to eradicate the digital attacks permanently.
As we are about to enter 2020, software engineers are leaving no stone unturned in adopting some of the best security trends to fight against cyberattacks in the future.
Sadly the invention of the time machine isn’t a reality as of now, but this article will give you a sneak peek into the future. It highlights some of the latest cybersecurity trends that will surely write the new definition of ‘PRIVACY’.
Keep scrolling to know more.
1..2…3…Welcome to 2020!
The Revival of Blockchain Technology
Currently the hot topic of 2019, this technology is all set to take over the technology market in 2020. The technology for the first time came into limelight due to Bitcoins which were the successful implementation of this technology.
It is a data structure which holds the transactional information along with ensuring security, transparency, and decentralization as each block of the data is encrypted. To get a better understanding of the technology, let us see an example-
Suppose, you want to send money to your friend. You will choose a payment gateway, such as Paypal. Using such platforms has two disadvantages.
First, the third party will charge additional money for the money transfer process, and secondly, there are high chances that a hacker can break the security network making you fall prey to cyberattacks.
But using the blockchain technology will make the process simpler and safe. The technology is all set to take the financial sector by a storm.
Gradual Shift Towards Cloud-Based Security Platforms
Security, flexibility, and scalability are the three main reasons why organizations have started shifting towards cloud-based security platforms.
It is expected that by 2020, such platforms will rule the security market. These platforms have open APIs and thus, simplify the technology integration task of the security team. Also, according to their needs, they can easily switch security technologies.
The main motivation behind switching to cloud-based security platforms is the successful track record of cloud services which on one hand, were easily accessible, and on the other end, proved to be more secure.
Moreover, adapting to these platforms will provide additional visibility to the organizations across the network environment rather than having a static view having a particular set of technology and specified network points.
With the introduction of cloud-based platforms, one thing is sure that the future holds good promises for the cybersecurity.
Leveraging AI and ML
Let’s agree to the fact that when Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning joins hand, miracles are bound to happen. And if things go well, then this ‘duo’ is the next big thing in the world of cyberattacks.
Global giants like, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, have already started working on the project making technology accessible to a vast audience with utmost security.
The major advantage of this trend is that the network environment will have more potential to react to the cyberattacks spontaneously.
The ‘secure network’ of the future will not only protect the privacy of the user but also strive hard to process and prioritize data. But as they say, every coin has two sides, in the same way, one of the major worries terrorizing the software is that the implementation of AI & ML might further add fuel to the fire due to the creation of sophisticated AI botnets and complex phishing attacks by the cybercriminals.
It would be very early to support the pros and cons as the final verdict can only be out when the task is implemented finally.
Wide Usage of RPA
Robotic Process Automation, abbreviated as RPA, has started widening its grip in the area of cybersecurity. Usage of this technology will automate the process of attack detention, analysis, and response. Also, the RPA will lower the percentage of human errors drastically as it will itself take the responsibility of doing the tedious task with utmost security measures.
Furthermore, the organizations have started deploying this technology in the network security environment and the time is near when the robots and machines will deal with the security issues instantly.
The idea that such machines can detect a cyber attack from the numerous task also makes it a good move to fight against cybercrime.
Therefore, it looks that 2020 will be the generation of robots and machines with software engineers leaving no stone unturned in shattering the dreams of the cybercriminals.
Awareness Among the Crowd
One can’t build an empire if the foundation is weak, the same applies to this scenario as well. One can’t dream of a secured network environment until the end-users remain unaware of the wrong intentions of the cybercriminals.
Government and industry giants have started taking initiatives to enlighten people through programs and help desk. The cyber cells operated by the government is again a brave move to eradicate such wrongdoings.
Some of the important points that every user should keep in mind are listed below:
- Don’t click dubious links and pop-ups. Chances are high that a single click can land you to big problems.
- Never share your personal credentials with anyone, not with your family members as well.
- Social media is a good way to socialize with people but don’t end up providing too much information about yourself.
- In case of any fraud, report to the authorities of the service or contact the cyber cell ASAP!
- Always use mobile apps that are licensed and keep them well updated. Moreover, install the latest antivirus in your device.
This brings us to the end of the write-up. All the latest cybersecurity trends that we will soon be going to witness in 2020 has been shared.
As per the trends, it is expected that preventive measures will widely play a role in fighting against cybercrimes. For a definite answer, let us wait for the next year.
Till then stay safe and well updated.