Cyber Security Trends 2019

Data protection is no longer just a technology issue—its political and commercial impact is far-reaching.

In 2018, we saw the Europe Union introduce sweeping data protection legislation under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And in the United States, leaders of tech giants testified before Congress regarding data privacy and protection. There’s a heightened awareness of and expectation for better information security and that’s a good thing.

But just as a new data protection baseline has been established, the complexity and frequency of cyber security threats is increasing. Threats that were novel a few years ago are now available as-a-service and with little technical expertise. 2018 saw an increase in hijacking IT resources for mining cryptocurrency, but ransomware, insider attacks and malware aren’t letting up. While these threats will continue, here are some key trends to keep a close eye on in the year ahead.