4 Cybersecurity Trends to Look Forward to in 2021

Jan 27, 2021

2020 was one of the busiest years for hackers in a long time, and according to an article in Dark Reading, has seen more attacks in the first six months than the entire year of 2019.

One of the drivers for so many attacks was the shift to remote work, which was pushed hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking ahead to 2021 and taking 2020 into account, we can outline various cyber security trends which will play a major role within IT organizations:

1 – Remote work is here to stay

Post COVID-19, most experts predict that organizations will maintain the shift to remote work. Michael Dell, Chairman & CEO of Dell, stated – “Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people work, facilitating 24/7 collaboration with colleagues who are dispersed across time zones, countries, and continents.”

2 – Zero trust adoption will grow

The shift to zero trust architectures as a replacement to legacy and vulnerable remote access technologies and as a means to easily accommodate remote work, will accelerate within organizations.

3 – Cyber security for connected vehicles will become a must for automakers

In response to the high rise in automotive cyber-attacks, regulators in the EU (e.g., the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)) are working on new regulations to improve automotive cybersecurity.

4 – More connected devices lead to more cyber-attacks

According to Statista.com, the number of connected devices worldwide is forecasted to almost triple from 8.74 billion in 2020 to more than 25.4 billion IoT devices in 2030. The growth will happen across many verticals such as electricity, gas, steam & A/C, water supply and waste management, etc., forcing such organizations to invest highly in ensuring their connected devices are secure against cyber-attacks.

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