When it comes to cybersecurity, staying ahead of threats – rather than reacting to them – is critical. In a constantly evolving threat landscape, plugging holes – or designing one’s security posture for yesterday’s threats – just isn’t enough anymore. A new year is almost upon us, and with it comes new threats and trends, specifically in the world of cybersecurity.

1. Ransomware is set to cause even more sleepless nights

  • Ransomware is getting more sophisticated.
  • It is evading even the most advanced email security solutions.
  • With more devastating consequences.

2. The risk associated with phishing attacks will be security executives’ top concern

  • We hear it all of the time. Security professionals from across the board are looking for solutions to solve the growing risk of phishing attacks.
  • A year ago, malware was generally perceived to be the greatest threat facing businesses. As we approach 2020, phishing attacks are the main concern.
  • We hear it all of the time. Security professionals from across the board are looking for solutions to solve the growing risk of phishing attacks.
  • A year ago, malware was generally perceived to be the greatest threat facing businesses. As we approach 2020, phishing attacks are the main concern.

3. The urgency of detecting threats immediately will rise

  • Once a threat is delivered, the clock starts ticking.
  • It takes hours for data-driven security solutions to detect never-before-seen threats.
  • This is the most dangerous phase of attacks.
  • Organizations are going to be increasingly less tolerant of this latency period.

4. Enterprise collaboration platforms will become more popular as attack vectors

  • Platforms such as cloud drives and instant messengers will be increasingly leveraged by attackers.
  • These enterprise collaboration platforms are often immediately trusted by users – a fact attackers will take advantage of.

5. Breach and attack simulation vendors will expand their solutions to various channels and attack vectors

  • According to Gartner, the majority of threats still begin in the email channel.
  • Email delivery is involved in 94% of malware detection, causing losses of over $1.2 billion USD in 2018.
  • Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) tools test a network’s defenses by simulating cyberattacks, but BAS for email is not yet mainstream.

    Article sourced from helpnetsecurity.

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