The global pandemic in 2020 resulted in an overnight shift to remote working shaking up the corporate standards and IT security practices. As a result, cybercriminals are more active than ever, looking for the gaps in business security to exploit. Despite the fact that 2021 was a crack of dawn and every business is turning back to normal, the evolution of cyber attacks is still the major concern. Therefore, safeguarding the organization from these threats is becoming necessary.
Many businesses considering the need to shape their infrastructure are likely to increase their spending on cyber security. Keeping this in mind, we can anticipate how things will change in the future. With the increasing awareness, the demand for qualified experts will rise, which might lead to expanding skill gap. However, businesses can seek solutions and fill the gap through SaaS vendors, automation, and other technologies. Based on all the latest trends for IT security, here are some predictions for 2021 and beyond:
1. Cloud Adoption and Infrastructure Security
Many global businesses started to migrate to cloud before the COVID-19, but the pandemic worked as a catalyst. As businesses adopted remote and online collaboration, cloud computation emerged as a far-reaching solution. With the rise in cloud adoption, businesses are shifting their process, data, and infrastructure to cloud.
Because this approach is still new, the risk of security threats may escalate in the future. The potential security threats revolving around this technology include reduced visibility and control, failed cloud storage, vulnerable cloud apps, and incomplete data deletion.
2. Automation & AI Integration
With the advancement of technology, you can see machine learning in significant use in all market segments including Cybersecurity. Organizations are utilizing deep learning algorithms for natural language processing, face detection, and threat recognition. On the other side, AI also benefits Cybercriminals to develop complex malware and attack methods. This increases the frequency and intensity of Artificial Intelligence. However, data scientists are still working on massive projects, which will enable businesses to analyze the massive risk data in the coming years. Through advanced algorithms and tools, security teams will instantly respond to threats and make critical decisions.
3. Cybersecurity Threats and IoT Devices
When new technologies are available in the market, the security risks are always higher. Similarly, as the Internet of Things is still at its initial stage, there isn’t any surprise that there are a plethora of security blunders. The list includes insecure wireless communication, hard-coded credentials, vulnerable web interfaces, unverified firmware updates, and unencrypted personal data.
Whether it is compromised IoT devices such as routers or wearable products, you are at risk of communication and data breach. Considering all the setbacks of IoT, it is becoming essential for experts to find solutions regarding these threats before these devices cause problems in public places, homes, or enterprises.
Businesses across the world are finding accelerating innovation as a tremendous opportunity. Because they have access to numerous technological tools, they can solve wide-ranging problems and challenges. By keeping into consideration the flexibility, resiliency, and responsiveness of new technologies, many organizations neglect the security risks that these tools often come with.