With ever-changing Cyber threat scenario one needs to stay updated with the malicious trends to ensure the safety of your organization. Cybersecurity being the methods of protection against multitudes of digital attacks one needs to know what kind of emerging threats are expected to be proactively ready. Below are top Cyber-Threats expected in the upcoming year:-
Software subversion:-Exploitation of software flaws tactic is long used in the field of hacking. Where the malware attackers use the loopholes in the software created by developers, and attack the updates in the s/w subversion. This kind of malware have been detected in certain open source libraries too. In 2019 we will see a use of third party back channel as the source of the cyber threat as they can bypass traditional detection and protection system.
BYOD contribution to additional challenges:-BYOD being one of the hottest prospects in IT reducing costs incurred and increasing productivity once deployed properly. Which turns out to be a nightmare for IT teams as accounting for every personal security standard creates vulnerabilities in some of the most secure networks. Organisations need to find safer way for BYOD policy implementation either via verification system or through more smarter or secure network.
Ransomware Thriving:-Shift in cybercriminals approach from direct hacking towards the use of encrypted script plantation is expected to escalate in the upcoming year. To avoid such situation one needs to create actionable plan, use multiple back up iteration system use anti-virus and use restricted internet system.
Common emerging Cyber threat:-
Flawed software:-Glitchy programs emerge a roadmap to hackers hence the outdated programs needs to removed promptly.
Phishing:-Almost all the companies are somewhere target of phishing where malicious emails contaminate the system and phishing scams are expected to escalate in 2019.
Conclusion:-With upcoming cyber threats knocking at the door all organisations need to have a cyber-security action plan to articulate new and emerging threats and have agility to withstand them.