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Cybersecurity Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

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Technology is advancing rapidly every year. With the huge advances in technology, the risks also grow bigger. Cybersecurity threats have become increasingly common in the last few years. And because of the increase in risks, cybersecurity technology is also advancing for protection against them. 

Top Cyber Security Trends for 2024

Here are the top cybersecurity trends of this year.

AI-Enabled Cybersecurity

AI technology has been around for a while but has rapidly advanced in the last few years. This technology is used for various purposes in several industries and cybersecurity is making the best out of it. In cybersecurity, AI can help identify any unusual patterns and activities around the network traffic. This can be specifically helpful in the case of systems that deal with a large number of events and are at a bigger risk of failure points.

Machine Learning

Machine learning makes cybersecurity simple, affordable and more effective. The technology develops patterns from a sophisticated dataset and manipulates them with algorithms to determine and respond to attacks in real-time. Machine learning, thus, helps cybersecurity systems learn the behaviors of attackers. 

Ransomware Threats

Ransomware attacks are the most common type of cyberattack. Ransomware is malware that is typically deployed by making people click on suspicious links that download the virus onto the system. The attackers use phishing by sending emails with malicious links or attachments that download ransomware software if clicked on. 

Cloud Security 

There is a huge increase in the number of businesses moving to the cloud. While it offers a lot of benefits and supports remote working, the risks are no less. Cybersecurity for the cloud must be prioritized to ensure the safety of businesses on the cloud.

Internet of Vulnerable Things

IoT has become a part of our daily lives. Whether it’s an office, a café or a house, IoT is everywhere and turning all our products into smart devices. The fact that this technology is everywhere makes it more vulnerable to cyberattacks as there can be options for multiple potential access points. IoT has always been targeted by attackers and this year may also witness a rise in these attacks. To provide protection for this, cybersecurity to protect IoT is also advancing.  

Employee Security Awareness Training

The most common type of cyberattack on organizations is a ransomware attack. The most effective way to prevent these attacks and protect the organization is to train employees on security awareness. Many organizations are now investing in employee awareness training as it can help prevent the biggest cybersecurity threat to organizations. Employees must be trained to identify ransomware threats and not click on any suspicious links or attachments. In case they receive any suspicious mail, they must inform the organization and refrain from opening those emails. 

A cyberattack on an organization can cause great damage and even bring down the organization. To keep businesses safe from these attacks and minimize risks, cybersecurity experts are constantly working on advancing cybersecurity technology.