Biggest Global Cybersecurity Trends in 2018

With cybercrime on the rise and costs associated with breached data and business interruption growing, businesses cannot simply afford to ignore the importance of having a solid cybersecurity plan for their organization. In the past recent years, cybercriminals have become more sinister and now use more advanced and sophisticated attack vectors to find their next targets, infect various devices, and get access to users’ sensitive data.

2017, in fact, has proved this point, as witnessed a large number of cyber-attacks targeting all scales of organizations. From the massive WannaCry ransomware of unparalleled level to the Petya ransomware outbreak, from the historic Equifax data breach to the recent CCleaner incident, it is clear that cyberattack now comes in all shapes and sizes, and detecting them can be an extremely challenging task for all businesses across the world.

With the scale of cyber attacks taking place these days, it is not only important for businesses to ensure that their employees are fully on board with ensuring that their data is secure, but also that the management staff and higher level employees are aware of the latest threats and updates in the cybersecurity landscape.

To summarize, here are the key takeaways of the infographic below from TeleMessage, which discusses the biggest cybersecurity trends to look out for in 2018.

  1. Increased Data Breach Accidents from Unsecured IoT Devices
  2. Cyber Extortion and Data Breaches to Increase in Frequency
  3. More IT Professionals Doubt Their Organization’s Cybersecurity Capabilities
  4. Cyber Warfare and Breaches Will Have the Greatest Negative Impact on Organizations
  5. Cybersecurity as Strategic Priority

Check out the infographic below to learn more.