2019 is slowly coming to an end and it's time for cybersecurity predictions for 2020. 2019 has been marked by a significant rise in sophisticated, targeted ransomware attacks, massive data breaches and leaks, as well as the emerging trend of compromising managed service providers to infect largest possible amount of companies. With the popularisation of cloud solutions and the spread of the Internet of Things devices in companies, the threat landscape has been rapidly changing.
Specialists predict that third-party libraries, container components and remote workers will be among the biggest risk factors in the coming year. Code injection attacks and misconfigurations will broaden the cloud attack surface. Reliance on third-party code and shared container components containing vulnerabilities will further expose countless organisations. Popularisation of remote work without robust cybersecurity policies will also pose a threat (starting from public Wi-FI use to unsecure IoT devices and smart home systems).
To combat such variety of attack vectors, companies need to invest into a mix of tools and techniques: behavioural monitoring, endpoint security, intrusion detection/prevention, managed detection and response, threat prevention, vulnerability scans and improved visibility. Thankfully, cybersecurity market offers now services which blend the required security measures and deliver seamless, in-depth solutions.