With the industry-known strains morphing into new killers and the regulators dutifully watching for errors, companies are leaning on their infosec teams more than ever before.

FREMONT, CA: Cybersecurity is a chessboard where the defenders and hackers are looking to check to mate each other, and in the present state, the hackers are on the winning side. The hackers are outmaneuvering the defenders by initiating a ransomware attack every 14 seconds; they are determined to get to 11 seconds by the end of 2021. It is not just about the speed; it is about the variety of attacks that makes the hackers a formidable opponent. In the beginning, the companies with excellent security infrastructure and a large scale pot were targeted now; it does not matter if it is a big company or a small one. Here are three trends that will change the face of cybersecurity in 2020.

A Pragmatic Approach to Cloud Security

It was assumed by everyone that if data is stored in cloud applications like Google or Microsoft, it should be secured, but that assumption is dying slowly. The fact is that data that is stored in SaaS applications like G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 is not protected from attacks at the customer’s end, which also includes human error, malicious deletion requests, phishing, sync errors and many more.

Mobile Devices become a Greater Target

The number of mobile users increases continuously, and so does the amount of business data stored in them. It is a compelling reason why mobiles are seen as the primary cyberattack vector. It is lucrative for hackers because it can override traditional secure email gateways. They are programmed to prevent phishing emails for protecting corporate emails on mobile.

Two-Faced AI

AI plays for both teams; on the one hand, AI is used by 61 percent of enterprises to detect breach attempts proactively, and on the other hand, deepfake videos are spreading out misinformation and unconventional ransomware attacks.