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Information Security Forum Forecasts 2021 Global Security Threat Outlook
By: Information Security Forum
Cybercrime: Malware, ID Theft, Ransomware and Network Attacks
We have seen an increase in cybercrime targeting the COVID-19 "opportunity"
Insider Threats are Real
The insider threat is one of the greatest drivers of security risks that organizations face as a malicious insider utilizes credentials to gain access to a given organization's critical assets. Many organizations are challenged to detect internal nefarious acts, often due to limited access controls and the ability to detect unusual activity once someone is already inside their network. The threat from malicious insider activity is an increasing concern and will continue to be so in 2021.
The Digital Generation Becomes the Scammer's Dream
The next generation of employees will enter the workplace, introducing new information security concerns to organizations. Their attitudes toward sharing information will fall short of the requirements for good information security. Reckless attitudes to sharing information online will set new norms for security and privacy, undermining awareness activities; attackers will use sophisticated social engineering techniques to manipulate individuals into giving up their employer's critical information assets.
Edge Computing Pushes Security to the Brink
Edge computing will be an attractive architectural choice for organizations;
Rushed Digital Transformations Destroy Trust
Organizations will undertake evermore complex digital transformations, expecting them to seamlessly integrate with underlying systems. Those that get it wrong will have their data compromised. Consumers and dependent supply chains will lose trust in organizations that do not integrate systems and services effectively;
ISF Threat Horizon Reports
Each year, the ISF releases their latest ISF Threat Horizon series of reports. For more information, please visit the ISF website (https://www.securityforum.org/
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