What cyber security trends and issues can the world expect in 2018: more stringent regulation, creations of new roles?
2018 was an interesting year for all things cyber.
It was the year that brought major breaches pretty much every week. Most recently, the Marriott Hotel group suffered a significant data breach, while Quora fell foul to some cyber criminals.
Cyber security is still the issue on every business leaders mind.
This year, organisations have had to get their house in order with GDPR, amongst others, coming into force on 25 May. The stakes for protecting your organisation from cyber threats have never been higher.
So, what can we expect to see in 2019 then? Here are some things to consider.
Cyber security regulations improvement
We need to see a continuing improvement in the relevant regulations as apply to cyber security.
The dynamic and fast-moving nature of cyber security outpaces regulation which is far too slow and clumsy to be of any benefit and might actually hinder security by building a culture of compliance with regulations and a false sense of security against enemies who are agile, motivated, and clever.
Data theft turning into data manipulation
We can expect to see attackers changing their methodology from pure data theft and website hacking to attacking data integrity itself.