2021 Cybersecurity Trends

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic kicked the door wide open in exposing the security vulnerabilities of hundreds & thousands of organizations. In fact, Arkose Labs reported a 20% spike in cyber fraud incidents as a result of the virus in the first quarter of 2020 alone. But with the year soon coming to a close, what other cybersecurity trends were observed over the course of 2020, and will they persist in 2021? Or are there newer, more insidious threats on the horizon?

On this stop of the IT Pro Tour Virtual Event series, cybersecurity leaders from Electric, Malwarebytes, ClearOPS, and Coalition reflected on the critical security weak spots brought to light in 2020, and look forward at both major and lesser-known cybersec trends heading into the new year.

In this session, we covered:

  • The evolution of ransomware and its future
  • The rise of "Cybercrime-As-A-Service"
  • Measures you can take to secure your organization's data
  • And more!