This report aims to focus on the potential threats that could arise in the 2020 digital environment by offering a picture of a possible future driven by the evolution of threats and technological progress.
Which are the threats to the digital world in 2020?
The year 2020 will witness of the transition to a new decade, and so will do cybersecurity. Companies have a wide variety of applications, services and platforms that will require protection against potential attacks. We will see known attacks, such as extortion, obfuscation and phishing. However, new risks will arise.
It should be noted that cybercriminals will not be discouraged by the possibility of compromising systems, they will change and align their choice with tactics and attack vectors, making it completely necessary for users and companies to try to anticipate, and above all, to be well-protected.
It is quite possible that attackers overcome incomplete patches and, as a result, system administrators should ensure both punctuality and quality of the patches.
Karspersky researchers also point out that targeted attacks will undergo changes during 2020. The trend would show that threats will grow in sophistication and will be more selective, diversifying under the influence of external factors, such as the development of technologies, e.g. Machine Learning for the development of Deep fakes.
Broadly speaking, and as analyzed in this report, we have highlighted these trends for 2020, which make up the main technologies that will be related to cyber attacks during the coming months:
- Ransomware attacks
- Cloud Computing
- Machine Learning
- Phishing attacks
- Open Banking and Mobile Malware
Cybersecurity Trends Report for 2020 available here
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