IT security-focused predictions for 2019

Consultants Trend Micro predict the biggest upcoming technology trends expected to have an impact on security. A special summary of these predictions have been provided to Digital Journal readers.

Under the heading consumer, Trend Micro predict that the growing use of smart home technology will be a target for cybercriminals through the use of IP cameras.

Also under this heading are the following predictions:

Under the heading of enterprise, it is predicted that home networks in work-from-home scenarios will open enterprises to bring your own device (BYOD)-like security risks.

Further under enterprise are the predictions that:

GDPR Regulators will penalize the first high-profile violator the full four percent allowable under the new regulations.

Companies will have to rethink the value of data-mining activities inherent in current advertising models due to the high price tag of a possible violation.

By 2020, up to 75 percent of new business applications will have to choose between compliance and security.

Real-world events will be used in social engineering attacks.

Business email compromise will go two levels down the org chart.

With the security industry, Trend Micro are concerned that cybercriminals will use more techniques to blend in and that 99.99 percent of exploit-based attacks will still not be based on zero-day vulnerabilities. Furthermore, the more sophisticated attacks will be driven by artificial intelligence.

With cloud infrastructure, Trend Micro predict that misconfigured security settings during cloud migration could result in more data breaches and that more cloud-related software vulnerabilities will be detected.


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