Cybersecure Future: Top Trends in Cybersecurity to Watch in 2021
Cybersecurity risks are skyrocketing rapidly across industries
Recent years have witnessed a growing number of cyberattacks across distinct industries. It has prompted the cybersecurity industry to explore new approaches for security solutions that can ensure the protection of organizational assets. In the onslaught of the COVID-19 crisis, cybersecurity risks have multiplied exponentially as every organization turned to remote work to keep business running. Now the world is heading towards 2021, the need to ensure the protection of not only business assets but also personal data is essential to make a cyber-proof future.
Here is the list of top trends in cybersecurity to watch in 2021.
Privacy-enhancing computation is one of the top strategic technology trends identified by Gartner. More and more companies these days are implementing and will continue to deploy this approach as privacy concerns relentlessly growing owing to the prevalence of digital technology and data generation. Privacy-enhancing computation provides organizations the ability to share data and collaborate securely across regions while maintaining privacy and security.
Weaponization of AI
With autonomous technology becoming prevalent across every industry, it also introduces complex security challenges for not only countries but also the future of humanity. Today, artificial intelligence is leading the way of digitization, mimicking human intelligence for smooth business processes. This technology is even used in the defense sector for the autonomous weapons system. This weaponization of AI is a growing concern for the cybersecurity industry. Once it goes into bad hands, it can impact the whole world.
Cloud Security Management
Many enterprises still feel hesitant when transitioning their data to the cloud. They want the same level of security for their cloud systems as their internal resources. Embracing the right cloud security management tool provides a set of control-based security and technology protection designed to safeguard resources stored online from leakage, theft, or data loss. It will empower organizations to detect and remediate risks through security assessments and automated compliance monitoring.
Endpoint management is nothing but the ability to find out, provision, deploy, update, and troubleshoot endpoint devices within an organization. For effective endpoint management, security professionals need to have a solid understanding of what constitutes an endpoint. Desktops or workstations, laptops, smartphones, POS systems, tablets, and servers are some crucial endpoint devices that always be at risk of cyberattacks and need higher security.
Zero Trust Security
Zero trust security refers to an IT security model that requires stern identity verification for each and every person and device attempting to access resources on a private network, regardless of its location. As the adoption of the cloud and agile processes are on the rise, multiple corporate assets exist outside of the traditional security perimeter. While traditional IT network security is based on the castle-and-moat security concept, the zero trust model answers the perimeter security approach that is vulnerable to data breaches.
Cybersecurity Risks to Vaccine Distribution
As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is at the corner, its distribution pipeline expected to face solemn cybersecurity risks. Drug supply chains have always been the target of cybercriminals and now this vaccine’s distribution process is at risk. Malicious actors have already begun targeting the vaccines’ cold chain. In its report, cybersecurity firm Forescout Research Labs uncovered a new set of 33 major vulnerabilities in IoT, OT, and IT devices. The lab noted that the TCP/IP stack, an internal protocol suite, can disrupt the storage of the doses and put many more lives at risk.