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.