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5 Cybersecurity Trends to Look Out for in 2019

As we have the advantage of having a team that specialises in cybersecurity – we get an exclusive insight into data and application security trends. The year 2018 brought with it an increase in data breaches. These breaches have grown in frequency and size and cloud security has become a priority globally. We thought we’d take a look at what 2019 holds regarding cybersecurity trends.

INCREASE IN AI (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) POWERED ATTACKS:
Artificial Intelligence possesses the unique ability to “learn” – there is a lesser chance of mistakes because it can progressively adapt its code from the data collected without external programming. Furthermore, AI learns how to evade countermeasures and advance its techniques – all in real time. Ultimately AI-powered cybersecurity attacks will shape the cyber practices for all organisations internationally.

SHORTAGE OF IT PERSONNEL:
Information Technology is one of the fields where an increased rate of personnel shortage is expected in 2019. Many corporations are struggling and will continue to do so because of this. Most major brands are now choosing to outsource these roles to specialised IT companies.

INCREASE IN CYBER RISK INSURANCE:
In 2019, the insurance industry is expected to increasingly grow a platform where losses experienced in the cyber world will be covered by policies. Products able to address the cyber needs of clients will be discussed.

IOT WILL REMAIN VULNERABLE TO ATTACKS:
While the use of internet-connected devices like smartphones is increasing daily, experts say that the Internet of Things is still very vulnerable to exploitation in 2019. More sensitive data than ever is being stolen on these devices.

HACKERS WILL CONTINUE TO GET BETTER
The truth is that the ability of skilled hackers to get advanced codes written will always be a significant threat to the cyber world. Many of these individuals are highly advanced in the field of information technology.

What the above boils down to is that it has now become more critical than ever for businesses to invest in cybersecurity. To protect themselves from the rising cost of breaches and increasingly sophisticated hackers, many businesses realise the need for IT professionals they can count on. However, due to lack of skill and budget, many companies are opting to protect themselves from cybercrimes by choosing to outsource their IT to companies they can trust.

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