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The year 2021 has brought numerous technological advances to make things easier for mankind. However, there’s always a hidden threat to any technology, especially, when its related to the internet. Now that every other device works on internet, cybercriminals are leaving no stone unturned to penetrate the security and breach your privacy.
It is indeed true that cybercriminals are always a step ahead than the security. However, with a very minimal knowledge and caution, you may avoid serious threats. One of the most important steps towards cybersecurity is the knowledge of threats. Today, we’re going to list down 5 predictions for cybersecurity in 2021.
What is Anticipated for Cybersecurity in 2021?
With 2021 here, you may expect a lot from the world of technology. Not only the advances are predicted to be higher but also the threats. Here’s the list of the top 5 cybersecurity predictions for the year 2021:
1. Machine Learning to drive ‘Threat Hunting’
It may be a little cliché, but the Machine Learning will no longer be something that you can easily buy. It means, the dedicated tools and technologies, which used to be the domain of data science experts, have been becoming a lot easier to use. This way, you can expect big SoC teams to deploy these tools directly, instead of using them through models that are embedded in products.
2. More Development and Engineering skills are required for security teams
As far as the security is concerned, the dedicated teams currently emphasis on firewalls and endpoints. Although, some security professionals work as system admins in the name of security. However, this is not enough. In this era, the infrastructure is another name for codes and the breaches are increasingly caused due to poor or weak applications. This is why the automation is heavily required for under-staffed teams to pursue. The development and engineering skills are required to establish a deep understanding of applications and the ability to introduce automation into tools and processes.
3. The Growth of AppSec
With technology getting better at security, we’ve been getting better at securing the endpoints, which resulted in shifting of focus of the attackers. This is the reason why the Application Security would be a fertile business.
4. The focus on Software supply chain
Nowadays, everyone is relying over open-source libraries, which are usually ill-maintained by several loose-knit communities that are too easy to be infiltrated.
5. Zero trust begins to be Achievable
Zero Trust Architecture or ZTA is a practice to prevent data exfiltration. Many businesses that wish to prevent their sensitive data and improve their immunity to defend against cyber criminals consider a Zero Trust Architecture, where they follow ‘never trust, always verify’ principle. Presently, the knowledge, tools and technologies for achieving the ZTA are maturing rapidly. This way, organizations would start keeping their clients off ‘trusted’ networks.
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Overall, precaution is better than cure. It is recommended that you take basic and necessary steps toward cyber security. To avoid getting into any scam, it is important that you do not entertain any irrelevant email that may contain fake alluring deals, which are hardly possible. Also, make sure that your firewall is turned on every time to eliminate the risks then and there. You may also seek help from dedicated antimalware programs that are proven to provide essential security to your machines. If you wish to share your knowledge in malware/computers, do let us know in the comments below.