Future Threats of Cybersecurity

Future Threats of Cybersecurity

There are always new and evolving threats of cybersecurity in the IT world. Recently, the National Cyber Security Centre and the National Crime Agency released their annual reports, which outlines the main causes and problems of cybersecurity and how this will evolve in the future. Here are the main threats.

Data Breaching – The most obvious target for criminals. Companies who have poor security and don’t store their data in a safe place are prone to be a victim of cybercrime. Especially with the addition of the new GDPR law, data breaching will continue to happen until you secure yourself and your company.

Cloud Security – More and more businesses are storing their invaluable data using the cloud as it is an increasingly popular method of data storage. However, the report shows only 40% of data in the cloud is access secured, meaning over half of the data on the cloud can be accessed easily by cyber criminals.

Worms –  A worm is a computer programme that replicates itself in order to spread malware faster to other computers. Cyber criminals in the WannaCry attack of 2017 chose to use worms as their chosen method to exploit victims and it will not come as a surprise if this method is used again.

Cryptojacking – This is the use of your computer to mine cryptocurrency without being aware. This is likely to increase in the future due to the rise in the value and popularity of bitcoin.

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