It’s almost the end of the year, and it is rightful to say that we have seen episodes of cybercrimes and data breach every day. The world is going digital and so is us. Our daily lives have been surrounded by so many technology-based products that unless it shuts down on us, we don’t even realize it. The rate at which cybercrime is speeding, we need to look out for more ways to keep ourselves safe and aware.
Following are top ten ways cyber security trends will change in the coming year of 2018:
Misusing cyber space and technology to harass or bully someone is called as cyberbullying. The digital platform has many social media applications such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are some of the popular sites where people from all around the world have their accounts.
Teenagers have a tendency to fall prey to the social media as they post personal stuff more often than other age groups. That’s where cyber bullying is making its way in. People take advantage of not being physically present and bully other people.
The people on the internet is increasing day by day and the cyber bullying will continue to reach its peak in 2018. As a general public, we can only be compassionate about other human beings and not troll anyone.
- Cyber insurance:
Considering how cybercrime works, the best way to assure anyone from falling prey to it is having a backup plan which is cyber insurance.
Due to fast-growing online businesses, cyberattacks are potentially targeting new business whether it is small-scale or large, everyone is under the radar.
The risk is existent and as to safeguard our data, money and other important details, insurance can come handy. IT companies should consider cyber security as number one concern and work towards it.
- Increase in mobile threats
Our digital world has compressed to 5.5-inch screen mobile phone. The device is best-used on-the-go and every person on the planet has it. From social media apps to mobile banking, we do prefer to use our mobile phones more than any other device. With the increase in use, the mobile threats are alarmingly increasing.
Before clicking on any Email link, always double check that if it is genuine. Also before installing any application for mobile phone, check for malicious applications. Banking apps are at high stake primarily the target for mobile threats.
4. International joint pact for cyber threats
We need national and international joint pact and law enforcement for cybercrime and cyber criminals. This will at least keep a cyber space from some of the cyber threat. The laws will help dismantle the cybercrime around the world.
5. IoT devices, new targets
Coupling of two or more devices for the enhanced experience of the device is called an Internet of things. The devices are infused with Artificial Intelligence which is programmed to carry out functions without any help except the voice command.
Since there is data input such as our voices and other data as required by the device, the IoT devices are new targets for the hacker and cyber criminals.
As the dawn of 2018, IoT devices such as Alexa, Echo, etc. are at high risk of the compromised situation.
6. Cloud security
Backing up every single file on your computer isn’t manually possible, that’s when cloud computing helps.
The data is stored automatically in the virtual cloud space, where it is stored and safeguarded.
The hackers are targeting the cloud space for data breach acts.
A cryptocurrency is a digital asset used in place of actual money and with the help of cryptography the transactions are carried out for security purposes. The easiest way for any criminal to steal money or commit a fraud is through online. With a blink of an eye, millions of dollars are transferred from potential victims to hacker’s account.
The cyber criminals use malware/ malicious links to victim’s computer to steal away data or money. With money laundering being a new crime floating around, cryptocurrencies are next fraudulent activity.
In 2018, more and more people will fall victim to attacks for cryptocurrencies.
Like every year, 2018 won’t be any different for ransomware attacks. The most dangerous threat done online will be increasing with mobile phones in coming years. As the world is hooked to their 5.5-inch screen, the cyber threats have reached to our mobiles. The ransomware hackers will implement new techniques making these threats more powerful.
9. Strict regulations and compliance
The government officials need to uptight the rules and regulations for cybercrimes. The cybercrimes need to reported and followed on for investigation.
The regulation will have an impact on the security breaches and for companies, it will provide transparency into the information collection.
10. Focus on prevention rather than precaution
Last but not the least, it’s been a long journey that we have been taking care of the cybercrimes. We have been always fighting the digital crimes with aftercare.
We need to be more alert and be cautious about our activities online. We have to adapt to more cautionary acts before the cybercrime takes over the digital world.