In 2018, data leaks and Ransomware incidents of world-renowned corporations could not stop surprising. You should not be surprised. According to Juniper Research, the amount of data stolen by cybercriminals within the next five years can increase by 5%. Adding to the uncertainty of the global economy, 2019 may be a tough year for cybersecurity professionals as much as 2018 or more. Here’s a quick glance at key IT security trends and challenges for 2019:
Spear Phishing Attacks – For hackers, the personal information of the general public is becoming a lucrative means of making money. The information obtained by attacking social media such as Facebook is traded on the dark web and used as information that can effectively target victims in social engineering. The result is a more sophisticated and sophisticated attack on Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). Nowadays, few people are fooled by things like Nigerian scams, but it’s easy to be fooled if you get phishing emails that impersonate someone you trust or someone you trust. Kaspersky Lab predicted that spear-phishing would be the biggest threat to business and individuals in 2019. Businesses today need to adopt comprehensive security awareness programs, which may include investing in phishing simulators that explain various emerging patterns or devious modus operandi of modern-day phishing attackers. This should help users identify and steer clear of suspicious phishing hooks, ensuring they do not end up handing over keys to the castle.
Device Management – With the ever-increasing number and range of mobile devices that employees use, corporate managers have struggled to reduce the risks associated with them. The Internet of Things (IoT) has exponentially increased the number of vulnerable endpoints by connecting many connected devices with little or no security to an insecure network. The enterprise should identify these trends claim control over the use of unmanaged devices, and at the same time, it should provide a clear protocol for the devices under management.
User Access Right – Effective management of user privileges is one of the foundations of a strong security profile. Granting unnecessary data access or system privilege to a user may cause accidental or deliberate misuse of data or vulnerability to external attack. A leading approach in the fight against these risks is the use of identity and access management systems, which provide managers with the tools to monitor and evaluate access to ensure compliance with government regulations and corporate protocols. Many of the IAM solutions are still in their infancy, but they already demonstrate business value. In 2019, more people can expect to join the ranks.
User Awareness – The final key to addressing almost all of the problems mentioned above is user perception. If you want to keep your data and your network safe, everyone should be aware of the risks and manage it as you do if you want to break the link. First and foremost, we hope that by 2019, users will be better aware of security and will be more inclined towards threat limits and corrective actions.
In the light of these findings, 2019 will require revamping endpoint and device security strategies, which begin with overhauling traditional defenses with more advanced EDR (endpoint detection and response) capabilities for zero-day malware and other advanced threats targeting endpoint devices. Another priority will be to turn to trusted managed security partners that can help keep mobile, IoT and other endpoint devices up to date with the latest security patches and proactive monitoring for anomalous incidents.
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