ESET’s new report, “Trends in Information Security 2021: Confidence in a Time of Uncertainty” reveals four main challenges expected to affect consumers and businesses in 2021.
Trend 1: Accepting a new reality at work
ESET’s Security Specialist, Jake Moore, commented that “we have all learned that teleworking can benefit organizations; however, I do not think we will continue to work remotely five days a week in the future. As more and more of our work and home life goes digital, cybersecurity will remain the key to safe business and continuous work.
Trend 2: Ransom with a twist – pay or data will be leaked
Hackers behind ransomware attacks want to find more ways to force victims to pay through intimidation, so the threat for those attacked increases significantly. Extortion and threats may not be new techniques, but they are certainly growing trends.
ESET reported that “companies are becoming smarter, implementing additional technologies that thwart attacks and create flexible backup and recovery processes, so bad actors need another plan of action to be able to succeed.
Trend 3: Cyber threats are changing
In recent years, hackers have resorted to using more complex techniques to launch more targeted attacks. The information security community has started talking about “file-free malware,” which uses the tools and processes of the operating system and leverages them for malicious purposes. These techniques have gained more power recently, after being used in various cyber espionage campaigns by…