3 potential cyber security challenges for 2019

 In Security

With 2019 now in full swing, it is worth looking ahead to consider what trends the new year will bring in IT. One of the areas that seems sure to see lots of action is online security. As data protection becomes ever more vital to UK businesses, it makes sense to predict there will be new trends to look out for.

Here are some of the issues which look most likely to take hold over the coming 12 months.

IoT will need to beef up its security

The Internet of Things is great for many businesses in Britain as it allows for a more connected, integrated way of working. This, in turn, can help to streamline your workflow and provide a better service to customers. However, many think that 2019 will see IoT need to beef up the security it offers. As hackers use more sophisticated ways of trying to break into systems and connected devices, then the whole IoT sector will need to find new ways of making connected devices safer.

Will we see more data manipulation?

If you run a business in the UK, then data theft or leakage has probably been your main worry until now. Many cybersecurity experts, though, think that a rising trend in 2019 could be data manipulation. It is thought that hackers will begin breaking into networks and systems not to take data but to simply change what is there. If they can do this without being detected, it could be a very serious danger for all businesses who store data online.

Attacks may get even more complex

The sad truth about cyber-crime is that you always have to be on your guard. Hackers are always developing new ways of accessing your sensitive data digitally. A continuing trend many predict for 2019 is that new forms of cyber-attack will be seen. These will be in addition to the common ones we know about, like phishing or ransomware. Along with new viruses, many believe hackers will start to focus on writing bespoke code to power their attacks and even use AI.

Let ShiftF7 keep you safe online

As the above shows, making sure you stay safe online in 2019 is key for all UK businesses. If you need help with this, give us a call today. Our expert team will be able to review your current security arrangements and assist in improving them further to keep unwanted intruders out.

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