Technology is developing faster than ever and our world is hyper-connected with masses amounts of data being created every single day. With this in mind, we have no doubt that cyber security will remain a top priority for businesses and even individuals in the future.
With 2020 lurking around the corner, we took a sneak peek at what security developments we can expect to see and how we can prepare and keep our data safe. Read on to find out more:
Cyber Security Spending
We’ve all seen it over the years where big organisations suffered huge security breaches and this year many businesses wisely invested their money into ensuring defences were in place against cyber-attacks. In2020, we expect to see this trend continue with businesses opting to invest in software or hardware as well as hiring external suppliers to provide specialist security…you know, a bit like us!
5G & IoT
With the fifth generation of wireless technology officially taking off this year, we can imagine many more telecommunications companies will begin rolling out their services in 2020. It is expected that consumers will have full access to the 5G technology by the end of 2021.
Combined with the Internet of Things (IoT), the technology is set to deliver billions of internet-connected devices into the world, ultimately meaning a higher risk of cyber -crime.
It will be paramount for organisations to take a more holistic approach at IoT and develop a suitable level of protection with a combination of new and ever-growing tools.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been on the rise especially during 2019 and work has been done to accelerate the identification of threat to them. What’s interesting is that hackers are starting to take advantage of the same techniques to help them gain access to probe networks and exploit vulnerabilities. With this information, it is likely that in 2020 we will see cyber criminals utilising the technology of AI to make phishing and other attacks more realistic, so be aware.
Similar to cloud-based services, cloud-based security services are looking more likely to appeal to businesses due to the flexibility and ease of deliverability offered. They are also much easier to coordinate with multiple devices and makes it easier to control the vast amounts of data produced by companies on a daily basis.
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