Cybersecurity is always changing and evolving. New cybersecurity trends emerge based on the new cyber threats that have been developed, and based on new technology that allows for these changes. It is recommended that you always take a look at your cybersecurity protection efforts and adjust what you're doing to help keep your business and your customers protected. With the end of the year quickly approaching, now is a good time to step back and look at what new cybersecurity trends are emerging in 2020, and what trends your business should consider implementing.
An Increase in the Amount Businesses Spend on Cybersecurity
One of the trends that emerged in 2019 and that is expected to continue in 2020 is an increase in the amount of money that businesses spend on cybersecurity. The increase is due to a few key reasons. One, governments are now starting to implement laws related to cybersecurity and what businesses must do to keep consumer information, including their names, addresses, social security numbers and credit card information safe. As such, some businesses are having to upgrade their security to ensure they are compliant.
The second reason why businesses are spending more on cybersecurity is because the vulnerabilities and hacks continue to increase and become more complex. As such, the security methods that need to be in place become more complex. Many large businesses focused on these more complex security measures in the past, but now, smaller businesses also have to cybersecurity measures in place, as large businesses are not the only types of businesses that can be targeted and attacked.
A Continued Increase in Phishing Scams
Phishing scams are one of the tools that hackers use to hack into customers' accounts, and even your business information. Phishing scams are popular because unfortunately, they produce good results for the hackers. In 2020, it is expected the phishing scams will continue to increase. Your business needs to implement security features to help deter phishing scams. Making customers aware of common phishing scams by using encrypted data and specific logos or keywords so your customers can identify quickly whether an email was from you can help to protect your customers and your business.
Hackers Targeting Mobile Vectors and Cloud-Based Storage
In 2020, it is expected that hackers are going to target mobile vectors and cloud-based storage systems. These two areas have a lot of vulnerabilities and a wealth of information. As such, it makes sense that hackers would target these areas. Knowing that these particular areas are going to be targets means that your business has to take steps to eliminate vulnerabilities and ensure your mobile vector and cloud-based storage is locked down.
Biometrics Impact on Cybersecurity
The final cybersecurity trend that is starting to emerge for 2020 is biometrics and the impact it will have on cybersecurity. Many new types of technology are using biometric information, such as fingerprints or facial recognition software, to unlock a door or a phone, or to gain access to private files. Those with malicious intentions are looking for weaknesses within the biometric field that may allow them to bypass, copy or manipulate information to gain access to information that is guarded with biometric information. It is important for businesses that use biometric technology not to believe that these are completely secure types of technology that cannot be hacked. While they are fairly secure right now, things can always change, and changes to your cybersecurity and biometric information may be needed as hackers develop new methods to target this type of technology.
Cybersecurity trends are always changing and evolving. It can be hard to keep up with all of the changes yourself. This is why you should consider hiring a managed IT service like Skyriver IT. We offer a variety of services, including cybersecurity protection. Contact us today to discuss your businesses needs and find out how we can help.