Wistia - 2021 Security Predictions
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2021 Cybersecurity Predictions Overview
In 2021 and beyond, we predict that cyber criminals will find new and innovative ways to attack individuals, homes and devices, in order to find a path to the corporate network.
Every Service Without MFA Will Suffer a Breach
Cyber criminals have found success using stolen usernames and passwords available on underground forums to compromise organizations' passwords.
Attackers Pinpoint Security Gaps in Legacy Endpoints
With more employees working at home without some of the network-based protections available through the corporate office, attackers will focus on vulnerabilities on their systems.
Attackers Swarm VPNs and RDPs as the Remote Workforce Swells
Working from home has become a norm for many businesses and has changed the profile of the software and services an average company relies on.
Users Revolt Over Smart Device Privacy
Expect to see the market start to heavily push back against IoT devices that collect personal data, and pressure government representatives to regulate the capabilities of these devices.
Booby-trapped Smart Chargers Lead to Smart Car Hacks
In 2021, we believe the dearth of major smart car attacks will be broken and a hacker will leverage smart chargers to do it.
Hackers Infest Home Networks with Worms
The pandemic forced us all to adopt remote work practically overnight, and the era of home-based workforces will continue through 2021 and beyond.
Cloud-Hosting Providers Finally Crack Down on Cyber Abuse
Threat actors now have an abundance of tools to help them craft convincing spear phishing emails that trick victims into giving up credentials or installing malware.
Automation Drives Tidal Wave of Spear Phishing Campaigns
Spear phishing is an attack technique that involves highly targeted and convincing malicious emails that include specific and accurate details about a particular individual or role at a company.