There are lots of cyber issues and threats that the world has been experiencing over the years. While some of these problems have been addressed with much better and advanced technology, there are those who still linger. These can only make the future of the cyber world appear bleak.
There is entirely no doubt that the year 2018 has been exciting and defining in the cyber world; there have been lots of upgrades as well as discoveries to ensure that it is upgraded to meet up with the ever increasing demand in the field of information technology (IT).
Given all of these developments, there is always the question of what to expect in the year 2019. This post will be helping to reveal some of the cybersecurity trends that you should be on the lookout for in the year 2019. They will have the greatest impact in the field of information technology.
1 Blockchain Technology Is Getting Popular
Blockchain technology will become the number one solution to most problems related to cyber insecurity. For instance, the use of credit cards is becoming less popular due to the fear of passwords being hacked by fraudsters. This is perhaps why people aren’t favoring the traditional system of payment as they are now making use of blockchain technology which adopts the use of various cryptocurrencies.
Another instance is that the use of credit cards involves the bank getting to carry out the processing of payments. This is different with blockchain technology as the bank will not be usually involved. This promotes the privacy of users.
2 Hackers Will Get Better
The ability of hackers to get advanced codes written will always be a major threat to the cyber world. While there are usually steps to fight against such moves, they aren’t proactive which means most of the time; the damage must have been done. Hackers will always be aiming to exploit the weaknesses of the dark web. These individuals are advanced in the field of information technology and are always steps ahead of those fighting against their moves.
3 Breaches Will Become More Difficult To Defeat
Cybercrime is growing or advancing at such an incredible pace. It is getting more and more difficult to fight in the society as its perpetrators understand the system very well. They will be aiming to carry out their illegal activities deviously. For instance, an innovative system has been adopted to ensure that infections are increased on the web. There is an application which converts victims to attackers by getting a discount that is like a pyramid scheme offered.
4 Increase in The Popularity Of Cyber Risk Insurance
In the year 2019, the insurance industry is expected to continue forming a platform where losses experienced in the cyber world will be covered. The industry is expected to introduce products able to address the cyber needs of clients. These aren’t expected to function as a blanket cover, most especially for the existed risks. In 2019, cyber insurance is expected to become even more popular than ever as it will be addressing issues troubling the cyber world.
5 Shortage of IT Personnel
If there happens to be any field where an increased rate of personnel shortage is expected, such should be information technology. This has been a major problem for companies in the field, and it isn’t looking to be getting resolved any time soon as it is expected to continue in 2019. For instance, most major brands are outsourcing roles to virtual CISOs and cybersecurity services.
6 Cyber Laws Are Expected to Be Implemented
Although there are laws and regulations through which the cyber world is governed, in 2019 loose ends is expected to be tightened through more strict laws. Governments all over the world are implementing laws aimed at checkmating the activities of hackers. This has become necessary given the fact that such individuals are always researching to discover the loopholes of the present system which they can exploit.
7 Attackers Are Going to Become Less Traceable
Attackers and perpetrators of cyber crimes are getting to understand the cyber world with every day that passes by. This makes them difficult to trace after committing a cybercrime. For instance, some years ago hackers used VPN to avoid being tracked by government officials. However, they now have a better and more effective way to beat the system since VPN does have its flaws which make it prone to traceability.
8 IT Professionals Will Understand The System
Professionals are handling cybersecurity issues. Some individuals can take advantage of the system at any given point in time for their selfish reasons. This is one problem that will linger for years to come. It is the reason why companies are advised to address vulnerabilities which do exist within their systems.
9 Cyber defense Will Be Boosted
Artificial intelligence seems to be gaining momentum. And as industries are beginning to feel its impacts, it is expected to play a major role in the process of ensuring cybersecurity. Machine learning will not only predict cyber attacks but also have them identified accurately. Attackers can take advantage of these models too.
10 IoT Remains a Weak Point
Internet-connected devices seem to be coming into existence more than ever before. However, experts found out that the Internet of Things is still a weak point, vulnerable for exploitation in 2019. For instance, devices are being manufactured without any proper configuration. What they usually depend on is the use of passwords which can be easily manipulated by hackers. On this note, an increase in stolen data cases is expected.