Predictions for 2021, and for what remains of December
Security companies continue to foresee an enduring shift to remote work, initially driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, but subsequently taking on a momentum of its own. That shift is one organizations remain imperfectly prepared to handle, Digital Shadows thinks. Check Point’s assessment is blunter: the pandemic amounts to a security pandemic as well as a biological one.
There’s also considerable agreement about the effects of newly arrived technology. The Bangkok Post quotes its local Fortinet authorities: "By leveraging intelligent edge, 5G-enabled devices and advanced computing power, this creates a wave of new and advanced threats of an unprecedented speed and scale." Digital Shadows projects existing technological trends into the cybercriminal future, and sees more botnets, more “adversarial machine learning."
And Restore Privacy offers some advice about security online during the holiday season, a sad review of the usual scams: non-delivery, formjacking, fake shipping notifications, and so on.