Top 10 Cyber Security Trends
Do you know the TOP 10 trends in cybersecurity that are about to come ? Cyber crime was a big issue in 2019 and is growing with digitalization. Many companies need a secure IT infrastructure in order to develop and implement new ideas.
10 cybersecurity trends will change the IT world
#1. Whitelist: No more spam
Most IT security approaches try to separate the “good” mails from the “bad” ones. Some spam emails pass through the spam filter because the filter works imprecisely. The risk of phishing attacks increases enormously.
The reverse approach is called whitelisting. Make a list of all trusted contacts who can send you messages. All other mails end up in spam. You can add new contacts to the whitelist as soon as you get to know them (meetings, trade fairs, phone calls). Developing a whitelist takes a few months. IT specialists call this the most effective solution to protect against phishing.
#2 Progressive Web Apps: App malware was yesterday
The Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are based on mobile websites that the user can save on your home screen. The user does not need to install the PWA. The PWA guarantees you a higher security due to the compulsory HTTP. The user can use all content offline. The website reacts quickly to user input and updates itself automatically over time (unnoticed in the background).
#3. Spear phishing: hackers target one person
The criminals write spear phishing emails as well as if your colleague sent you an email. The hackers only address a spear phishing email to your name and indicate a concern that is relevant to you. The victim responds to the email and ignores the sender. The Spear Phishing Mail often offers you an unbeatable special offer.
#4. Spear malware: malware against instructions
Hacker tries to compromise institution through perfectly customized malware. The hackers develop the software so that the software spreads within the institution. The hackers focus on hospitals, authorities and police presidents. The hackers are attacking the weakly secured infrastructure points of our nation.
#5. Cybersecurity: Every user needs a basic understanding
Everyone who uses an Internet connection must deal with the fundamental basics of IT security. For every internet user, secure passwords and backups are part of the curriculum.
Basically, the user should distrust everything “unknown” (website, programs, mail senders) so as not to provide the banking PIN on a Russian bank fake website.
#6. Privacy: Facebook must now advertise
In 2019, people in Europe are showing the need for more privacy online for the first time. Many social media users don’t know how Facebook and Twitter use your data.
In the GDR era, personal privacy was very important because the Stasi and the unofficial employees listened to everyone and everything. Today, users voluntarily disclose critical data on social media.
#7. Password manager: users need to remember more passwords
New web projects emerge every day. Every new project uses a login, for which every user should come up with a new password. For the mass of logins, the user either needs good memory or reliable software for the secure storage of passwords.
#8. Secure by design: software secure from the start
Many startups develop their software safely from the start. This concept is called Secure by Design. Security right from the start is an important concern for developers. The developers rarely have to correct programming errors and the risk of data breach via the software remains minimal.
#9. More secure connection: HTTP with S
Netscape has been offering secure encryption for Internet connections since 1994. Many banks have understood the need for encryption. Many websites remain unencrypted, although website operators can use free robot certificates with HTTPs.
#10. WebAssembly Malware: New type of malware
The new client-side programming language WebAssembly will start in 2017. The new programming method creates the basis for powerful software from the web. Image editing, games and video editing can be used by the browser with WebAssembly. The browser offers the advantage of using the software without installation. The hackers are currently looking for ways to exploit WebAssembly as malware.