Watch out for bigger attacks featuring remote work and COVID-19 vaccines, and increased policing for fake news and deepfakes.
As we enter the final stretch of 2020, LogRhythm has released 6 predictions set to define cybersecurity for the year 2021.
We have already witnessed the impact of COVID-19 on the cyberthreat landscape, with cybercriminals capitalizing on the situation to target unprepared businesses and unsuspecting consumers. By next year, global cybercrime damages are expected to reach US$6 trillion.
Business leaders may have been caught off guard this year, but they can no longer afford to be sitting ducks for the next wave of cybercrime. Instead, they must adopt a more proactive stance to prepare themselves for the challenges that lie ahead.
LogRhythm’s 6 predictions for cybersecurity in 2021 are:
- Employees will let their guards down as work-from-home extends
- Attackers will leverage the COVID-19 vaccine to conduct the largest phishing effort of the year
- The rise in internet policing as misinformation reaches new heights
- There will be a leak of a confidential business meeting, resulting in a scandal
- Deepfakes will become a significant threat to business integrity
- There will be a reckoning within the growing API security market
To keep abreast of the cyberthreat landscape, and to be able to take the necessary precautions to safeguard your organization, check out these 6 predictions here.