Currently, the digital revolution is evident in every field. All businesses, small, medium, or large, and government institutions rely on computer systems to handle their daily activities. Thus, cybersecurity has become a priority to protect data from online attacks and unauthorized access. Advancements in technologies have brought a shift in cybersecurity trends. Below are the most celebrated cyber security trends this year.
- Automotive hacking
Automated software programs are available in modern vehicles that offer unlimited connectivity for users in airbags, door lock, engine timing, cruise control, and cutting-edge systems to assist the drivers. Such vehicles use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies for communication, which makes them prone to many threats and attacks from hackers. Experts believe that accessing the control of the whole vehicle or making use of microphones to intrude will increase in the coming years. The emergence of autonomous or self-driving vehicles has made the need for cyber security even louder.
- Artificial Intelligence
AI is gaining importance even in small markets. It is used with machine learning to bring many advancements in cybersecurity. This technology is playing a major role in developing automatic threat detection, face detection, natural language processing, and automated security systems. AI is also used to build smart malware that can avoid the new security protocols to manage data. Threat detection systems that use AI can predict potential attacks and instantly notify admins about the data breach.
- Attacks on mobile devices
There has been a significant increase in attacks on mobile devices, mainly mobile banking devices. Thus, mobile phones have become a possible lookout for hackers. All the messages, emails, transactions, and photos come under the threat of attack. Smartphone malware and viruses are rising in number in recent years.
- Vulnerability of cloud
More organizations are now moving to the cloud, which raises the demand for consistent monitoring of security measures. They must be continuously updated to protect them. However, popular cloud applications like Microsoft and Google offer the best security measures. But the user end serves as a door to phishing attacks, malicious software, and invalid errors.
- Data breaches
Organizations across the globe are still concerned about data. Organizations and individuals alike must protect their digital data. Any bugs or flaws in your software or system browser can create opportunities for hackers to get into your data.
- IoT and 5G networks
5G networks are widely growing. With the Internet of Things becoming more popular, the world will witness a new span of interconnectivity. The interaction between multiple devices also creates vulnerabilities for hackers to intrude into your networks and access data. Even Google Chrome has faced serious bugs. 5G is a comparatively new architecture in the industry and therefore, thorough study is required to detect loopholes that would protect the network from outside attacks. There can be network attacks in every layer of the 5G network which we can’t detect easily. Therefore, manufacturers must build complex 5G software and hardware to prevent data breaches. Thus, users and their data remain safe.