Today, cyber security is a burning topic for many organizations across every industry. Cyber threats protection, hardening IT systems, and securing networks have become more important topics than ever, especially when cyber incidents are on the rise. With that in mind, what other cyber security trends can you expect to see in 2019? Read on to find out more!
Easier to Create and Monitor Logs in Cloud Environments
From IT departments to end users, there can be a lot of individuals within an organization who have access to cloud environments. That’s why cloud machines should be monitored for any change in configuration, just like how it’s done on-premises environments. Research has shown that more organizations want to be kept in the loop whenever a setting has been re-configured.
Cloud environments, however, are notorious for creating logs that are difficult to monitor. Things are about to change because new tools are being developed to handle larger amounts of data. With that in mind, alerting, improved visibility, and automation are some of the elements that will be high in demand among cyber security specialists.
Increased Use of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Technologies
A lot of data can be shared across a single organization and data transfer channels have to be secured. In 2019, more organizations are expected to get better at data security and utilization. More data science graduates may be employed in security-related positions and from there, they can help spur industry recognition of the application of predictive machine learning models, data science, and analytics.
Another reason why machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies may become widespread is because the volume of data being collected and generated is increasing. It will also become a necessity to analyze said data in the most efficient manner possible.
In addition, organizations such as Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are working toward incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence tools with their respective cloud offerings. This is their way of making technology more attainable and reaching out to a far broader audience.
Moving Workloads to Cloud Environments
More organizations are expected to shift their workloads to cloud environments. Today, many on-premises systems are reaching a phase called end-of-life. Organizations that use them will have to move on and leverage the latest technology and tools. Although securing one’s systems in the cloud is similar to securing them in traditional enterprise environments, there are nuances that can vary among cloud providers.
An Aggressive Push to Enforce Privacy Policies
As data breaches become more commonplace, individuals who lose personally identifiable information (PII) will be held accountable for the consequences and risks of their cyber security decisions. In other words, there will be a trend of greater accountability in 2019. GDPR may be helping enforce privacy laws in the EU, but U.S. states are expected to move in this direction as well.
Regular Cyber Security Assessments
Experts are predicting at least a 5 percent increase in Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in 2019. More businesses will be required to provide some form of attestation, audit report, or security assessment whenever they become necessary. General cybersecurity awareness, in terms of cybersecurity standards, compliance, and third-party security risks, is also expected to increase among business industries.
To sum things up, 2019 is going to be an exciting year between new vulnerabilities, cloud security, and machine learning technology.