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Eight Cybersecurity Predictions from CSW Security Experts

Posted on 21st Jan, 2021 | By Sindhuja Sreenivasan

Cybersecurity became a buzzword in 2020 and for a good reason. With the entire workforce working remotely, threat actors boldly attacked vulnerable organizations and exploited their weakness to steal data, demand ransom and disrupted critical work. Will this trend continue in 2021? Will we see more cyber attacks?

We asked our exclusive team of pentesting experts to predict the trends for us, and here is what they said.  

    

 

   Vengatesh,

   Technical Project Manager - CSW 



Prediction #1

"The cybersecurity spotlight will fall more on Shift left strategies and DevsecOps."

#CyberSecurity #ShiftLeft

Prediction #2

Definition of IT assets will be redefined to include social media profiles, Internet Archives which will be actively targeted by cybercriminals.

#CyberCrime #CyberAttacks

Prediction #3

Deep fakes will be the next threat on which cybersecurity has to act on.

#Deepfakes #CyberThreat

    

    Arjun,
    Security Analyst - CSW 

 

Prediction #4

Spear phishing, password spraying, and exploiting internet-facing assets, are the most popular infection vector when it comes to nation-states actors' activity and will continue to dominate in 2021.

#Password #CyberAttacks

Prediction #5

Ransomware gangs will get more aggressive and will concentrate attacks on the most critical industries, including healthcare and manufacturing industries, and continue to leak hacked data on the dark and deep web.

#DataBreach #CyberAttack

     

   Satish,
   Team Lead - CSW 



Prediction #6

Corporate networks or devices which can be connected by employees from outside the company's intranet or security infrastructure from coffee shops, restaurants, railway stations, hotels, and other public wifi access will be more open and prone to cyber attacks

#CyberAttack 

Prediction #7

More sensitive information leakages in Edutech & fintech industries are expected to happen in 2021.

#DataLeak 

 

   Maria,
   Security Analyst - CSW

 


Prediction #8

Organizations will give more importance to weakly maintained information exposed to the Internet which cybercriminals can take advantage of targeted information to deliver more relevant Targeted attacks, phishing campaigns, malware - to explore more insights and device new infiltration techniques. 

#Phishing #CyberAttacks


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