18 Feb 2021
In 2021, IT security can’t just be predictive—it needs to be preventative. It’s no crystal ball, but as IT experts study trends in cyberattacks and consider developments in technology, they can often definitively pinpoint where and how hackers will target their next victims. As important as it is for IT-focused leadership to prioritize accordingly, it’s equally important to know in what ways your organization may be at risk in your unique environment. According to PwC’s 2021 Global Digital Trust Insights, 71% of enterprise executives plan to incorporate IT security into company-wide risk management strategies this year, focusing specifically on early cyberrisk detection. It’s all part of a larger, more critical movement to establish preventative IT security practices, an approach that will contribute to a broader recognition of and response to identified cyber threat trends. Part of building a resilient, adaptive IT security strategy is knowing what’s most important to address. Because those priorities shift from year to year according to the threat landscape, it’s important to keep up with recent developments in the digital world to anticipate your organization’s biggest concerns—and potential vulnerabilities. Knowing the top five cyberattacks expected to sweep 2021 can help you adapt your IT security strategy to be proactive and truly ready to rise to any risk occasion.
Anticipating 2021’s Top 5 Cyber Attack Fronts
- Attacks in the Cloud
- Rising Ransomware
- Disruption to Critical Services
- State-Sponsored Infrastructure Attacks
- Disinformation Campaigns