2018 Security Predictions That Are Crucial For Your Business
From Wannacry to the Equifax breach to Uber covering up a massive breach, 2017 has been a crazy year in the realm of cybersecurity. As we look towards 2018, cybercrime and cybersecurity will both be larger than ever. With that in mind, here are our predictions for what to be aware of in 2018:
Increased Password Security
Hackers are always creating new and faster ways to crack security measures. With this in mind, single passwords may not be enough in 2018. Companies will need to have extra security measures and two-factor authentication on their passwords.
Ransomware will reach new heights
2017 had more ransomware attacks than any other type of malware, and there’s no sign of slowing. In addition to increasing security measures, companies will need to have data backups in case their files are compromised. For companies wanting a better and more complete backup, having a complete disaster recovery backup solution allows for a quick recovery of a computer’s entire system.
Aftermath of Equifax data breach
Numerous breaches in 2017 left many Americans exposed, particularly the Equifax breach. In 2018, much of that information will be sold on the black market for fraud. Individuals, especially those compromised by the Equifax data breach, will need to keep an eye on their financial information to combat potential fraud.
Internet of things (IOT) brings new risks
The internet of things is the connection of devices through the internet. This can be anything from computer networks to smart homes. As companies are moving continually more online, they are becoming more vulnerable. Hackers will try to use this new platform to find new ways to infiltrate organizations. However, new solutions will also be developed to protect information in cyberspace.
Machine learning is the ability for machines to “learn” better processes on their own through data, also known as artificial intelligence (A.I.). This allows machines to provide exponentially better results than people could implement. Machine learning has grown exponentially in 2017 and will only become bigger in 2018. Criminals will be employing machine learning to craft more automated and sophisticated breaches. However, there is good news. Corporations will also be using machine learning to provide better security protections for companies. Similarly, breach detection will become automated, becoming faster than ever.
With all the potential changes coming to cybersecurity, it is more important than ever to both update current security and have a backup in case a malware attack occurs. Know the right type of data backup for your business, and contact us to learn more about how we can protect your business from security breaches.
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What are your predictions for 2018?