What are the 5 Major Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2021

  • What are the 5 Major Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2021

With the buzzword digital transformation becoming more popular, during ongoing uncertain times of the pandemic and increasing use of computerized systems having a lack of appropriate cybersecurity infrastructure, there is a steep rise in the cyber-attacks.

Evolving technological infrastructure and the latest innovations for preventing a data breach are demonstrating a paradigm shift in cybersecurity trends. Here are the 5 major cybersecurity trends that will revolutionize the cybersecurity space in 2021 and years to come.

1. Automation and Cybersecurity AI Integration

It is evident that with the amount of data getting multiplied every day, automation is vital for having better control of the information. Organizations are using solutions for automating their business processes for improving productivity and efficiency. In order to secure data, modern organizations have started looking forward to cybersecurity AI integration to ensure that security measurements are addressed appropriately during the software development process.

All the essential security parameters must be addressed during the agile process, to deliver highly proficient, large, and complex applications to safeguard the data. Hence ensuring the secure software development lifecycle.

2. Remote Working & Mobile Security: The new target for Best ‘ROI’ for Cybercriminals

With BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) and working remotely becoming popular since the pandemic, there are now different avenues s for data breaches. By providing flexibility to team members, organizations are focusing on minimizing costs and increasing operational productivity. However, hackers are also aiming at handheld devices or unmonitored systems for the best return on investment.

2021 will continue seeing a rise in mobile banking malware or attacks. Organizations are encouraged to coach their team members to use their devices in an appropriate manner in order to prevent any threat of valuable information, both personal as well as professional.

3. Investment for Cyber Security and Cyber Insurance

The biggest challenge in cyber-attacks is accountability. Who owns the risk for cybersecurity and preparing an organization to prevent any such attacks? According to a PWC report on Cyber insurance: 6 questions every CEO, CFO, and board will inevitably ask — soon,

“The responsibility for protecting the organization’s systems, network and assets sit at the very top: The CEO owns the risk. The role of the CISO, CIO, and CRO is to make the CEO understand how much risk he or she would carry by not having adequate cyber insurance. The board should also discuss and be comfortable with the cyber risk appetite as part of its oversight role of management’s activities.” 

It is now imperative for organizations to have a cyber-insurance policy for risk mitigation from cyber-attacks. While organizations are continuously investing to develop a risk-free security infrastructure, the wide skill gap will be filled by Automation, Technology, and SaaS solutions.

4. Managing the Cloud Breaches

With more businesses opting for cloud solutions after the pandemic, it is vital to develop strict security measures for preventing cyberattacks. Any bug or flaw within the system can raise vulnerability to the data breach. Therefore, organizations are now taking data breaches seriously and implementing a continuous monitoring mechanism, to identify and fix the flaws within the system.

Besides the solutions, organizations should also invest in training their team members with the best security measures, or by implementing ISO 27001:2013 policy.

“Data security should be a culture of the organization, rather than being a responsibility of the IT security team.”

5. Curbing the Insider Attacks

Our own team members can cause vulnerability to our systems, either intentionally or unintentionally. According to Verizon’s Report on Data Breach Investigation Report, 34% of cyber-attacks in 2019 were misdeeds of internal employees. Therefore, the first priority for organizations should be keeping your team informed of the danger, helping all stakeholders in understanding the need for improved security, and ensuring that every team member understands the importance of safeguarding data.

One data leak can bring down a whole organization. It is crucial for growing organizations to choose a solution provider that follows best-in-class security measures. Etech Global Services provides Quality monitoring software for call centers, Live Chat Software, AI Chatbot, and Email management software in a completely secured environment.

Book a meeting with our team of business consultants to learn more about our best security practices we deliver to scale your business growth.

By |2021-06-18T02:37:52-06:00May 31, 2021|

Author

Ronnie Mize is the Chief Security Officer of Information Technology for Etech Technical Services. Ronnie has been in the technology sector for 20 years and has held technology leadership roles with Microtech America, The Berry Company (a subsidiary of Bellsouth) and Etech. His entrepreneurial background includes extensive experience in technology development and deployment as well as implementation of business processes and defined methodology.

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