Cybersecurity Technologies You Should Be Aware of in 2020

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Cybersecurity Technologies You Should Be Aware of in 2020

Hackers or Cybercriminals are getting smarter every minute, presenting a variety of new threats. Here are some of the challenges for 2020.

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Technology is advancing day by day, but hackers are always ahead or known to the technology to easily crack it. There are many types of attacks, and it may be malware, a software attack, or threats to your system.

Hackers or cybercriminals are getting smarter every hour or minute. People get fooled by their excellent approaching techniques.

Daily we get new updates or new antivirus software, but still, antivirus software can't contain all. Hackers crack your program, and the thing is you allow them unknowingly because they approach with such a reprinted program or interface you use.

Security Vulnerabilities in 2020 have risen so much; one of the predictions states that by the end of 2020, almost 60% of businesses will face or suffer service failure due to lack of IT security. Existing techs and technology is not enough to wholly block hackers.

These threats are so dangerous that they can control your whole system. They can have your privacy; in short, they will have everything you have online, whatever you want to share or not.

Cybersecurity Technologies You Should be Aware Of

1. Context-Aware Behavioural Analytics

This is the programming system that analyzes or keeps a watch on the actions that you perform on a specific platform. Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms use this program.

They mostly monitor what you like and don't, what you do and don't. It helps to determine and locate potential threats. An abnormal activity will alert this system for cybersecurity issues.

It has been adopted by many companies because, until now, it has proved that it is one of the best cybersecurity technologies.

2. Hardware Authentication

Many people experience their accounts operated by unknown parties; the study says that pins and passwords are no longer fully secure for your account and your device.

What if you get in-built hardware as a security system, interesting right! Intel has developed an embedded security system in its six gen vPro chip.

This system will have multiple organized sets of authentication and levels to secure your device or software. This advanced technology has opened new doors to have a secure mode.

3. Artificial Intelligence

AI is a game-changer and the future exists here. Many big companies have their own AI technology to operate and run their system with any unauthorized interruption.

AI technology deeply analyzes your system and keeps a real-time track on everything you perform and analyze your small actions; this helps AI to prevent and protect your system from threats.

Hackers use "deep fake" tech to crack the system, and deep fake helps them to pretend to be someone else so the victim can be easily targeted. AI-driven software helps to determine these deep fakes, so you are fully secured from such threats.

Sometimes things get complicated when hackers you AI itself to get details and insights of targets. But AI's collaboration with the Blockchain technology can protect your system from threats.

4. Blockchain Technology

It is also determined as DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology). This technology does nothing but makes sure that the history of digital assets has transparency, and it remains perpetual; this is done with the help of decentralization and hashing.

The basic idea is that digital assets are distributed and not copied. Naturally, the technology is more complex but simple to understand. Let's say when we prepare a document and share it with other people, the material is not transferred or copied but is distributed.

Everyone can have access to the shared document at the same time. Anyone among the people can make changes freely, and all these records in real-time, which makes the modifications quite transparent.

5. VDN (Virtual Dispersive Networking)

Man-in-the-Middle (MIM) attacks are nothing but cracking the encryption of messages and targeting the median nodes. It is primarily hacking of conversations.

MIM attack means a hacker or cyber-criminal has control over the messages sent and received in a conversation, which is a real threat for businesses and companies. The data which was encrypted before has been cracked by a third party, causing a nuisance.

Now, this is the part where Virtual Dispersive Networking (VDN) plays an important role. VDN works on the principle of divide and encrypt. It breaks the messages in many regions, and then each of those parts is encrypted individually. Each encrypted message is then programmed on different PCs, laptops, servers, and also mobile phones.

With the help of VDN, we can successfully surpass the MIM hazard. Hackers are bewildered by this as they get access to the information in bits and pieces, making it incomprehensible. VDN also helps increase the speed and performance as the traffic is dispersed independently on distinctive paths. 

6. Detecting Contravention

Over time hackers have improved their targeting ideas and hacks. Nowadays, hackers usually progressively analyze all the systems and get insights into your data. They gain access to our personal and professional data over time without anyone knowing. Breaching such information can lead to identity theft, which is a significant hazard.

This type of threat is essential to be detected. We must pay attention to what happens when the breach attacks the system. The tools identify any abnormal behavior that takes place with your data and analyzes any existing threat.

There is a technology named as BDS (Breach Detection System) for the prevention of all these breaches. This system works by considering the behavior analytics of the data. There is so much variation in threats that can occur that the cybersecurity department would fail to be aware of those.

BDS is configured with details of the operating system and so on to make the data less vulnerable. It can be an asset to the IT department to ensure the data of users is secured and the attacks are prevented.

Some of the breach detection software to be considered are:

  • SpyCloud
  • Iovation
  • NSS Labs
  • Kount
  • ThreatMetrix

So far, these are the options. These threats and updates are endless, keep yourself updated with this technology to protect your data.

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