If you are a desktop user, you probably think that using a service such as Avira or Avast is enough to safeguard your information from attacks. You are so far from being genuinely safe with this type of software that is almost sweet to believe that these tools can adequately protect your personal data. The internet is still a scary place for many people and with good reason: cyber-attacks are an ongoing concern from everyone, and no matter what the big corporations do, the cyberstalkers are always ten steps ahead of everybody.
The following is a list collected from diverse internet security sites about the trends of security that will keep being a cause of concern for the rest of 2019, now pay attention:
· Security Skills is Going to keep Being Very Much in Demand from all Companies
A software company is only as good as the security team they have to deal contingencies. Given the fact that there is not a lot of talent working on the corporate side to keep everyone safe, being the guy who is able to code security protocols for any big brand will bring you big money if you know how to play your cards and have enough skills. Always take into account that the people you are going up against is probably as tech savvy as you are and maybe even more.
· Data Theft will evolve into Data Manipulation
This is probably the nightmare of every company that handles the information of millions of users. A lot of cyber-attacks lately seem to be focused on the alteration of the data of a user instead of stealing the data for the sake of it. Imagine for a moment that someone had access to your government records: They could tamper with your law record and place the guilt on crimes you didn’t commit or tarnish your reputation beyond recognition. The long-term ramification of such an occurrence could lead to real-world consequences of incommensurable size.
· The Improvement of Cyber Security Regulations
If there is one thing that law can’t do is to keep up with the new forms of cyber-crime that seem to be popping up every single day. Keeping relevant legislation to apply stronger regulations can only work so much if the attackers found the legal hole on the legislation minutes after it’s approved, while lawmakers take even years to pass a bill.
· Breaches will be More Complicated and Difficult to Beat
Wrongdoers and lurkers of the internet are always creating malicious code to engage in their activities. Most of the time there is not even a clever motivation behind it; they just want to see the world burn. All social networks and communicational apps are still vulnerable to infectious ransom-ware that spread infections by turning victims into attackers following a thread-like pattern were someone who gets locked out of his personal data needs to pass the link to the malware and get people to install this file and pay a ransom.
· Attackers will Target Consumer Devices
Smartphones are very useful, but they have even more weakness than the ones reported on Bluetooth on their day. Since all these devices work connected to the internet, they use an IP address that can be easily tracked even easier than the one used at your desktop. VPN services can deviate the attention, but the use of these services on data mode make it nearly impossible to surf the web properly. It becomes a conundrum where you have to choose to work slow and be protected or get things done fast on your device while someone is watching.