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Key Cybersecurity Trends to Lead a Digitally Safe 2020

The year 2019 recorded multiple incidents of advance cybersecurity threats, GDPR execution, and a plethora of events that affected the peace of data organizations and users.

In this article at Info Security, Dan Raywood and his co-authors are using a common platform to define distinct cybersecurity threats and industry trends. Let’s learn from to develop a sound understanding of the security system for 2020 to guard confidential data.

  • Security Awareness: The year 2019 noted unfortunate cases of a security breach, cyber hacks, and inadvertent digital errors. Organizations are continually updating their security systems and initiating awareness campaigns, but that does not necessarily make employees aware. Most of the security incidents occur due to negligence. Phishing attacks or ransomware are the outcomes of human negligence. Constant monitoring and threat detection techniques are the ideal approaches to deal with unfortunate cybersecurity threats.
  • Cybercrime: According to a research report conducted by Risk IQ, cybercrime alone has impacted the global economy by $2.9 million every minute, for a total sum of $1.5 trillion in 2019. Develop a framework that can track and assess your existing security system. Also, try maintaining a detection infrastructure to disrupt cyberattacks beforehand.
  • Domain Name System (DNS) Security: The open protocol of the DNS system makes it a seamless route to cyber malware, ransomware, and data theft. By barring direct traffic on the DNS server, organizations can troubleshoot cyber threats.
  • Zero Trust: To maintain cyber hygiene in 2020, verify everything without trusting anybody. Authorized access to the internet makes it an unreliable and potential threat to the data security system. ‘Zero Trust’ is an added verification approach to make conscious moves to improve and maintain data security.
  • Automation: Data fuels the progress of analytics that automates human effort. A machine can efficiently work with high-quality fuel. So, in the forthcoming century, security techniques are expected to transform actionable data into attainable action, and automation will play a significant role in that action. It will prove beneficial in improving human knowledge and effort.
  • Social Engineering Attack: It involves a wide range of malicious activities like phishing, pretexting, baiting, quid pro quo, and tailgating. Social engineering is useful in tapping hacker’s malicious instincts. However, to keep up with the new social engineering trends and tools in 2020, digging deep into the cybersecurity issues where humans, were manipulated, becomes essential.

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