A New Year means a new round of ‘trends’ for the upcoming year from tech sector pundits. However, in the cyber-security field, these trends could help change the way you protect your IT infrastructure and business. Let’s find out what awaits cyber-security professionals in 2019:
Start ‘beefing up’ your Internet of Things Security – The
Mirani botnet attack on IoT devices showcased how a simple bit of
computer code could cause lasting damage to the brands and technology
that have underpinned the IoT revolution. This bug made speakers and
cameras remain live – for the purposes of unscrupulous
cyber-activities – without the users’ own consent or permission.
Kaspersky, the tech security firm, argues that the “unstoppable” pace in
the sector requires IT security bosses to put IoT at the heart of their
2019 cyber security plans.
The Centre for Internet Security argues that these three trends will be huge in 2019:
Privacy transparency with profound enforcement from regulators.
Last year saw Starwood hotels, British Airways and
high street banks fall victim to cyber-criminals yet most of these
attacks resulted from human error and a breach of regulations leading to
financial fines from government regulators. The GDPR is now in full
steam and the ICO is beginning to clamp down hard
on companies who aren’t GDPR ready.
More companies need to undertake Security Assessment Plans.
As cyber-warfare and cyber-crime become household terms
and as smaller companies are hit by malicious cyber-criminals, more and
more businesses will need to strategise ways of countering
cyber-criminality through audit reporting, security assessment and cyber
“Blurred Lines” when more businesses move to the cloud,
with increases in remote working and legacy computer networks.
This is about understanding cyber-security when the data your business
depends upon moves outside of your traditional legacy network into the
cloud or virtually. Being responsible for data integrity against
cyber-criminality requires fresh thinking from security