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Cyber Security Issues in 2021

January 12, 2021

According to Cyber Security Intelligence, these are the major cyber security issues this year:

  1. As businesses adapt to remote working they are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Many are  still not prepared for remote security. Training for management and employees is vital.
  2. New technologies will bring increased risk. Businesses must identify and close security gaps.
  3. As posted elsewhere, deepfakes are increasing.
  4. Machine learning and artificial intelligence will be used by cyber criminals.
  5. The use of the Internet of Things and other multiple edge environments will create more opportunities for cyber criminals than traditional networks.
  6. Instead of being centralized, cloud based applications will be widespread.                      

For the most part these are continuations of existing trends. If 2020 was challenging, 2021 may be even worse.