Emerging Cybersecurity Trends in 2021

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Emerging Cybersecurity Trends in 2021

With the risk of cyber threats rising, IT leaders are beginning to work on sophisticated security solutions to stay ahead of hackers

Companies worldwide are investing in cybersecurity policies that they believe will secure the future of businesses. Their security decisions are based on the lessons learned from the countless cyberattacks in the industry since the advent of cloud technologies. Organizations expect the IT department to adopt highly secure tools and solutions like SASE. Several cybersecurity trends in 2021 are emerging from the holistic security approach this year and the C suite executives stay vigilant.

Research predicts that worldwide data will reach 200 zettabytes by 2025. The data includes information from personal computing tools, cloud storage, public and private IT infrastructures, and utility infrastructures. As the economy continues to depend on numerous sectors, the cyberattack surface expands exponentially. Businesses are beginning to understand the threat and look at attack surfaces as an entry point for threat actors. Nevertheless, the drastically increasingly cyber surface is a sign of major threat potential.

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Recently, Amazon announced its plan to build a robotic fulfilment centre in Virginia. Other research papers indicate that enterprises are starting to replace many of their human processes with robotics. Such technologically advanced changes in the global industry will further expand the cyber surface and expose weak entry points to hackers.

Threats have increased in the transportation, energy, and healthcare sector. Some of the threats they face include DDoS attacks, malware, phishing scams, bots, parameters manipulation, and command injection. IT experts warn executive leaders about the collateral damage if issues and potential threats are left unchecked.

Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure can create dramatic chaos in the world. Banks are the top priority for every security and corporate leader. Experts believe that hackers do not have the resources needed to breach banking systems yet. They are trying to maximize the critical infrastructure exploitation to have an upper hand. Meanwhile, IT security leaders continue to build new solutions for holistic cybersecurity.

Enterprises hope to defeat cyber threats with improvised security solutions. Passwords as a security protocol continue to remain a common strategy, but IT leaders claim that there will be a massive rise of Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) across industries worldwide.

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Many IT experts believe that SMS-based MFA is not encrypted, and sophisticated hackers can easily find their way inside the device to check the code and steal bigger data in the process. Due to this weak telephone network security, many IT giants have already started to move away from SMS-based MFA. Experts reckon that 2021 will witness a launch of new. More secure MFA solutions to stay ahead of hackers.

The pandemic has let companies strongly depend on technology for business growth and revenue. In turn, the rapid technological progression will help both IT security and hackers. Although threat actors have also benefited from the situation, they do not have enough tools and knowledge to penetrate security infrastructures. The cybersecurity trends of 2021 will lay the foundation for the advanced security processes for decades.

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