Today is the last day of 2018 and what better time to whip out your crystal balls and try and see what the cybersecurity field will look like in 2019. Internet security giant Symantec has done just that stating "In anticipating the major cybersecurity and privacy trends for the coming year, you can find plenty of clues in the events of the past 12 months. Among the now-familiar forms of attack, cyber hacks of major corporate systems and websites continued in 2018 and will inevitably be part of the 2019 cyber security scene."
Areas of concern that Symantec highlights are:
1: Attackers will exploit Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assist in attacks.
2: Ironically, defenders will rely on AI to counter attacks and identify vulnerabilities.
3: Growing 5G deployment will begin to expand the attack surface area.
4: Internet Of Things (IOT) will move beyond denial of service assaults to more dangerous forms of attack.
5: Attackers will increasingly capture data in transit.
6: Attacks exploiting the supply chain will grow in frequency and impact.
7: Growing Security and Privacy Concerns Will Drive Increased Legislative and Regulatory Activity.
A full explanation of these predictions can be seen here.
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