When new technological trends emerge, they often take us by surprise. CyberTalk will distill the signal from the noise for you, and help you stay ahead of the curve. Here are our best predictions for 2020.

  • Companies may increase opportunities for remote work, but they’ll also play victim to a greater number of BYOD attacks. “By default, users’ personal devices tend to be less protected than corporate devices as the average users seldom apply additional measures to protect their phones and computer from potential threats,” says one industry expert.
  • Phishing attacks will worsen, especially given the rise of off-the-shelf tools and templates. The low costs and top tier brand targets, like Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Walmart, make off-the-shelf configurations attractive.
  • Experts warn that ransomware developers are working to increase the evasiveness of their code, better enabling it to burrow into computer networks. Only a handful of days into 2020, and we have already seen ransomware attacks within Contra Costa County, in California, and Richmond Community Schools. To mitigate losses in the event of ransomware, ensure that your systems are backed up, and that the backups are isolated from your network.
  • DDoS attacks also represent major threats, with the average attack costing SMBs $138,000 in 2019. These are of particular concern in relation to emerging 5G networks and IoT devices. Click here to learn more.

For what to expect in 2020 when it comes to application vulnerabilities and other modes of attack, visit CSO magazine.