The new coming year is expected to increase the challenges the cyber security officer is facing every day in a business and elsewhere.
It is mathematical certainty that the dangers on the internet will continue to grow, often exponentially, as experience has shown so far.
In the coming years, experts agree that new threats are expected, the response to them is estimated to require entirely new skills or methods. Another point that experts stress is that new threats may have a greater economic impact on businesses, as it turns out that their consequences may be costly.
A scam that tends to become commonplace in cyberspace is the so-called deepfakes; i.e. the use of false news and other fabricated posts, even with the use of montage, or artificial intelligence, to convince everyone that a celebrity chooses a particular service. We have recently seen such scams appearing in Greece through social networks, regarding the enrichment of famous presenters, actors and other people with the use of cryptocurrencies.
Experts warn of the rise of 5G, which they regard as a pretext for creating new threats from malicious interests.
They also see an increase in the complexity of the ransomware; the software that can take control of a computer for the purpose of ransom by its owner, in order to be able to put it back in operation. At the business level, ransomware is not precluded from intercepting sensitive data that a company does not want to be known to third parties.
One of the outlets that experts see is the ”training” of algorithms, so that they can recognize the false element in an Internet posting, or early warning of the dangers that can be hidden in various parts of the Internet.
Of course, the human factor will always be the most crucial element.