What will cyber attacks be like in 2020?

Saturday, 12th December 2020

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In an increasingly technological planet, where millions of people are connected through computers, tablets, mobiles, IoT devices, online safety services such as VeePN, digital security is seen as a fundamental aspect for the protection of information on a global level.

Furthermore, the trend is clear: 2019 has come to confirm that cyber attacks are one of the main threats suffered by both companies and individuals.

In fact, according to a Google study, in the first half of 2019 three out of four Spanish companies suffered attacks on their web environments and a total of 102,414 small-scale attacks were recorded.

Nothing suggests that in 2020 the situation will improve.

New types of cyber threats are even expected. You have much more innovative systems that will compromise the data security of millions of people around the world.

Cyber ​​attacks you'll hear the most in 2020

Here are some of the cyberattacks you'll hear the most in 2020:

These devices store large amounts of succulent information, and cybercriminals are expected to focus on how they can be used.

Therefore, it is vitally important that companies manage and establish who has ultimate control of this data and to create a secure framework for their control.

  • In 2019 the attacks with the so-called ransonware have multiplied, and it is expected that in 2020 this will continue to increase and will also hang over cloud environments.

Therefore, various studies predict that many companies will suffer blackmail with their documents, which is why they are expected to protect themselves by hiring cyber insurance to protect the value of their information. But this will only generate more attacks, since in many cases these insurers prefer to pay the "ransom" of the information, a much cheaper price than having to rebuild an entire business network.

  • In 2020, phishing attacks are expected to go one step further and are now also spreading via mobile with SMS and even via social media.

To try to stop this, many browsers are starting to work on systems that give control of data usage back.

  • The year 2020 will be marked by the elections in the United States and the implications for computer security that this has.

While most efforts will be focused on curbing fake news and disinformation , there is now one more threat: the ability of cybercriminals to attack democracy through attacks on public infrastructure such as electricity supply or transportation systems. .

This will be done in order to prevent citizens from reaching the polls normally.

The American authorities are working to prevent something like this from happening as this may have a direct impact on the voting system, questioning its validity.

  • This new year is expected to intensify the cold cyber war that we have already experienced at the end of 2019. In fact, experts predict an increase in cyber attacks in conflicts between small countries financed by large economies such as the US. USA and China in order to consolidate its hegemony.
  • Throughout 2019, much progress has been made in the implementation and consolidation of 5G technology, with the benefits and disadvantages that this has.

Network enhancements will make it possible for many devices to connect at once, making the flow of data much more vulnerable.

An example of this is smart homes, where if any of your devices is hacked, you can access the rest of the mechanisms in the home.

Given this, a new type of solution is proposed: nano-security based on microdevices that allow protecting the data of each device independently.

Given all this new range of attacks expected in 2020, cybersecurity professionals are intensifying their efforts in artificial intelligence as a means of early detection of new threats, thus helping to stop possible attacks and their spread.

However, AI can also be used on the opposite side with a malicious interest that allows them to explore networks and detect possible vulnerabilities.


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