Major Cybersecurity Trends for 2020

Four Major Trends To Watch Out For This Year

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Trends continue to evolve with cybersecurity and each year brings new changes everyone in the tech industry should be aware of. That includes your small business, especially if you use technology in any form. Today, it’s even more important to stay aware of cybersecurity trends as the influx of attacks targeting personal data continues to rise in severity and frequency. Bytagig is committed to keeping you safe, so here are the big trends to watch out for this year.

Personal Data Nightmares

An alarming and often subtle part of the cybersecurity industry is the exchange of information. That is to say, what a company does once personal data is collected from a client. If you use a service, subscription, or have an account on any online platform, that data is stored and that info is held permanently.

What happens when that website is breached? The fact is, there’s not much protection, regulation, or even consent when it comes to where our information travels. Given the rise of apps and mobile devices, our identity is essentially thrown around the world to eyes and parties we don’t know. 

We don’t know about you, but it’s just a little unsettling.

We’re Not Ready For Smart Technology

Smart machines and consumer electronics involved with smart data are simply propagating too fast, lacking controls and proper security implementations. Coupled with the – frankly – lackadaisical approach many take when it comes to personal security, this is only elevating the chances of lost and compromised data, especially when paired with the reason we listed before. 

Changes in the Transportation Sector

Smart technology is making its way into vehicles. While this certainly has benefits, you can imagine the dangers involving smart cars. As if driving wasn’t already hazardous enough, but smart cars with potential entry points for a cyberattack is a major concern. With this technology implemented and improperly secured, we’re not exactly looking forward to the results. 

Total Integration of Software and Hardware

As business sectors rely on technology, we expect the integration of digital and hardware-based technologies to totally merge by the end of the year. That is to say, devices will have a level of online integration, software app, or respective digital application. 

That also means cybersecurity as a whole has to grow, fast. Not only with the methods used to provide responsive defense, but keeping pace with cyber threats.

Want to stay on top of even more digital trends? Contact Bytagig to learn more about our cybersecurity programs.

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