With the advent of technology cyber security is becoming an essential need of every person. We are getting increasingly vulnerable as we are getting more tech-savvy.
The concept of cybersecurity gained a lot of spotlight in the 2017s when the ransomware attacked hospitals. The WannaCry ransomware shutdown systems of nearly 80 hospitals in England. Soon after in June the shipping giant AP Molar Maersk was hit by another ransomware NotPetya.
Now, it wasn’t only banks that were at risk, huge businesses and even hospital were under the threat.
In 2018 we heard the news of data breaches in internet conglomerates Uber and Facebook, along with them Marriot hotel chain, Reddit and the British Airways also suffered big data leaks, directly affecting millions of users worldwide.
Stricter privacy policies such as GDPR came into effect later in May 2018, protecting the consumers’ rights, it also made sure the companies having security malpractices, are charged a hefty amount of fine.
This year we forecast more vulnerability to cyber threats both to individuals and organization, but we also see many protective measures or ransomware recovery plans being taken to strengthen cybersecurity.
Data utilization is the process of management of data. The data is analyzed for any malware, cyber threats, or security breaches. This sounds simple and easy, but it is a daunting task when we are talking about big data. A medium sized organization produces around 50TB of data every day.
Emphasis on privacy:
The data leaks and breaches even from even large businesses have driven individuals, organizations and governments to be more concerned about privacy.
The GDPR legislation is also part of the process of accountability. Users demand their right to know how their data is being used and they want organizations to take responsibility of the misuse and leakage of their data.
By increased exposure, we mean more data going online. In 2019 the number of mobile phone users is expected to cross the 5 billion mark. And that is just a chunk of online devices. We can assume the vulnerabilities will increase by 5% at the least.
The shift from the enterprise to the cloud:
As both individuals and organizations are moving their workload and data on to the cloud they are becoming more vulnerable to threats. Cloud-based attacks increased to 300% by 2017. Securing the data stored in the remote locations is going to be trending throughout 2019 if appropriate ransomware recovery plans aren’t in place.
We are witnessing a huge shift in the concept of an office. As the data is moving to cloud and access is becoming easier, we see more people working remotely. This situation is a cybersecurity challenge too. And we can foresee it growing big this year.
Security audits and assessments:
Awareness about cybersecurity or ransomware recovery is increasing by the day, which compels companies and organizations to perform regular audits and security assessments to keep a close eye on possible threats.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning:
internet Bigshots such as Amazon is integrating machine learning and Artificial intelligence to their cloud programs, in order to be able to manage and analyse Bigdata that is piling up every day, efficiently on time.
Google and Microsoft are also incorporating AI and ML to their clouds.