Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats in 2021

Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats in 2021

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1. Cloud-Based Threats

With more companies digitally transforming and leveraging online collaboration tools in 2020, the migration to cloud computing also accelerated. The cloud will continue to shape the way businesses operate in 2021 and beyond. Read more

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2. Insider Threats

According to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, nearly 30 percent of security breaches involve internal actors. Read more

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3. Remote Worker Endpoint Security

2020 saw an unprecedented increase in the number of remote workers for businesses around the globe. Many companies are planning to make remote work permanent in 2021 and beyond. This opens up opportunities for hackers. Read more

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4. Phishing Attacks

Phishing scams typically employ social engineering in traditional email and cloud services attacks. Phishing can result in Business Email Compromise (BEC), Account Takeover (ATO) Read more

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5. Deepfakes

A deepfake is the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to manipulate an existing image or video of a person to portray some activity that didn’t actually happen. Read more

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6. IoT Devices

A Fortune Business report indicates that the Internet of Things (IoT) market is likely to grow to $1.1 trillion by 2026. Needless to say, this widespread use of IoT devices will herald a larger number of increasingly complex cybersecurity threats. Read more

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7. Malvertising

Malvertising, a portmanteau of malicious advertising, is the use of online ads to spread malware. Generally this occurs through the injection of malicious code into ads that are then displayed on various websites through legitimate online advertising networks. Read more

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8. Fileless Attacks and Living Off the Land

A subcategory of living off the land (LotL) attacks, fileless attacks exploit features and tools that are present in the victim’s environment. Such attacks do not depend on file-based payloads and usually do not generate new files. Read more

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9. Sophisticated and Targeted Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks have been a major concern for businesses over the past several years. Ransomware’s success is largely owed to the relative simplicity with which an attacker can achieve devastating effects. Read more

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10. Social Media-Based Attacks

Social media has frequently been the medium of choice for launching various types of cyberattack. We predict attackers are likely to transition from targeting individuals to targeting businesses in 2021.Read more


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