One of the biggest cybersecurity trends of 2021 would be none other than the steep increase of ransomware attacks. Monetisation is now the driving factor that is contributing to the rise in these attacks. In the past it was more difficult for hackers to profit from these attacks however since the rise of cryptocurrencies this has made it a lot easier for someone to commit a crime and get away with it due to getting paid without a trace.
Many businesses have implemented cloud based computing services as it enables users to access a wide range of software application, data storage and more simply through an internet connection. Although this is a real breakthrough for remote working, cloud services have also become a main target for cyber threats. Unfortunately, if these systems are not configured or maintained regularly, this gives hackers a gateway to exploit any vulnerabilities in the system.
Particularly throughout the pandemic many organisations have combined the use of passwords with multi-factor authentication as an extra layer of protection against cyber-attacks. While this is a highly effective form of online security, it is becoming more known that hackers have been known to bypass certain types of authentication meaning continued use of multi factor authentication is now a growing cybersecurity threat. Encryption is key in this scenario and Google Authenticator or Okta have been branded some of the top multifactor authentication software’s currently on the market.
Another recurring cybersecurity trend is none other than outdated and inefficient systems. Unfortunately, some inefficient systems become a major vulnerability when IT implement patchwork solutions to solve operational issues. With heavily skilled hackers constantly looking for online vulnerabilities these systems become easy targets.
We here at Webheads take your online security very serious and thrive to protect all of our clients from the growing cybersecurity trends of 2021 and beyond. For more information on how we can protect your business from hackers please get in touch. We will be able to advise step by step on the actions you should take to ensure your website remains as safe as it can be.