In this article, we will talk about the top cybersecurity trends 2021 you can’t miss out on!
Cybersecurity in 2021
Today, cybersecurity is a global concern. Even U.S. President Biden says that it should be a top priority at every level of government.
Continuous change in technologies results in a shift in cybersecurity trends. In fact, whatever we do now revolves around digitalization.
Small and large businesses, organizations, and even governments rely on it. Individuals also manage their day-to-day activities using tech.
And yet it still has risks. So, we have to do something to safeguard our data.
Cybersecurity Trends 2021
With that in mind, here are the top cybersecurity trends that will emerge in 2021.
- Automative hacking
- Integrating AI with cybersecurity
- Mobile: the new target
- Cloud vulnerability
- Data breaches
- IoT with 5G networks
Rise of Automotive Hacking
In 2021, the first trend is automotive hacking. Now, vehicles have automated software.
So, it makes connectivity more seamless with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It also makes the following more high-tech:
- drivers in cruise control
- engine timing
- door lock
- advanced systems for driver assistance
Yet, it opens them to threats from hackers. They can gain control of the vehicle if they connect to it. Hackers can also eavesdrop using microphones.
Integrating AI With Cybersecurity
Many industries now use AI. In fact, machine learning also brought a lot of changes in cybersecurity.
In 2021, we will use more AI cybersecurity solutions, such as:
- face detection
- automatic threat detection
- predict new attacks
- notify admins for breaches
But, there are also disadvantages. AI can also help hackers develop smart malware and attacks. So, it can bypass the latest security protocols.
Mobile is the New Target
Now, malware is not limited to computers. Starting in 2019, we’ve seen an increase in mobile banking malware or attacks.
In 2021, it can also capture more targets. So, our photos, financial transactions, emails, and messages are at risk.
Cloud is Also Potentially Vulnerable
Remote working also promoted the use of the cloud. So, employees can access company resources while being at home.
Yet, it poses risks for their files. So, they should monitor and update their cloud security.
Cloud apps like Google and Microsoft are secure. But, humans are still the weakest link for threats. Especially for errors, malicious software, and phishing attacks.
Data Breaches: Prime target
Older cybersecurity trends still matter. Breaches will continue to be the biggest threat.
So, organizations and individuals should prioritize their data. Any minor flaw or bug can be a vulnerability for hackers.
And we know that just a single click can lead to crippling results. So, stricter measures for cybersecurity are implemented by GDPR and CCPA.
IoT with 5G Network
In 2020, we see the rise of 5G networks. Now, it opens a new era of connectivity with the Internet of Things.
But, it also opens them to more vulnerabilities. In fact, even Google Chrome showed serious flaws.
After all, 5G is still new in the industry. We also need more research to look for gaps. So, we can secure this from every attack.
Thus, companies should build strict 5G software. So, we can control data breaches.