Each brand new year brings lots of new and emerging cybersecurity threats. So, as 2018 is almost here, it’s time to look ahead to the coming year to see what the experts are forecasting for the world of cybersecurity. Here are some of the expected trends for next year. Make sure you know all about them so that you can effectively protect your computer and other devices well into 2018!
Blockchain Will Become Increasingly Important
Blockchain has been big for a couple of years already. However, it is still in its infancy. Well, it looks like 2018 will be the year in which it finally has a larger role to play in the online world. Many experts believe that Blockchain technology can help make cybersecurity a lot more secure and safe for users. Lots of companies are set to move onto Blockchain-based security systems next year and, if they are a success, then the world of cybersecurity could really be revolutionized.
Ransomware Will Change Its Targets
The world saw a huge ransomware attack this year. Many organizations including Britain’s NHS lost a large chunk of their data and were unable to operate many of their internal systems. Many experts believe that this type of malware will change its targets next year and, courses in Cyber Security Education are becoming a lot more popular. People are aware of the increased risk of online attacks and are willing to do all they can to prevent themselves being a target.
The Internet Of Things Will Try To Gather More Data
Even if you haven’t heard of the Internet of Things, you might still be using it in your home. This is the umbrella term that is used to describe connected devices, such as smart refrigerators, coffee makers, and energy meters. These devices, and many more, can now be connected to the internet. It is believed that companies that offer these devices will try and get more and more data from their customers starting from next year. Big data is highly useful to them and will be easy to gain through these kinds of devices. However, the big question is whether individuals should happily give away their data so freely.
Companies Will Demand More Advanced Analytics
Every company with an online presence uses analytics to monitor its web traffic. These analytics can show how much traffic they get each day and where it is coming from. But there is now a bigger demand for highly advanced analytics, and it looks like companies will get this next year. By improving their analytics, companies can get a better idea of what is going on with their web traffic, and this information can then be used to improve their websites. But whether these improved analytics will create new security threats for businesses remains to be seen. But for now, it seems that companies won’t be making too many risks by adopting these advanced forms of analytics.
Will some of these predictions come true next year? Who knows?! We’ll just have to wait and see.