IVCA Feature: Eight Online Articles on Cyber Security

March 6, 2019

Every day, American companies and firms run the risk of developing a breech or hack into their IT systems, whether it’s targeting financial collection, proprietary information or through personnel (and their information), among other threats. The peril is greater each year, as motivated hackers become more sophisticated. The IVCA has had educational events on this topic, but what are the updates for 2019? Eight online articles offer their points of view, to caution all organizations about this vulnerability.

GovTech.com, ‘The Top 19 Security Predictions for 2019’

The future of cybersecurity is paramount to the future of innovation. Will the people, processes and technologies come together for good or evil purposes in 2019? The stakes have never been higher ... Here’s what the best and brightest have prepared for you to consider — and act upon regarding security, hacking and all things cyber.

READ MORE: http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/the-top-19-security-predictions-for-2019.html


SecurityMagazine.com, ‘The Biggest Cyber Threats to Watch Out for in 2019’

From the security industry point of view: “If the recent and explosive growth of ransomware is an indication of anything, it is that criminal organizations will continue to employ malware for profit. Cryptojacking, otherwise known as ‘Cryptomining malware,’ uses both invasive methods of initial access, and drive-by scripts on websites, to steal resources from unsuspecting victims.”

READ MORE: https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/89581-the-biggest-cyber-threats-to-watch-out-for-in-2019


Forbes.com, ’60 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019’

Forbes surveyed the experts: “The breach of the personal accounts of Marriott and Starwood customers forced us to join the 34% of U.S. consumers tha experienced a compromise of their personal information over the last year. Viewed another way, there were 2,216 data breaches and more than 53,000 cybersecurity incidents reported in 65 countries in the 12 months ending in March 2018. How many data breaches we will see in 2019 and how big are they going to be?”

READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2018/12/03/60-cybersecurity-predictions-for-2019/


SolutionsReview.com, ’17 Cybersecurity Podcasts You Should be Listening to in 2019’

Some information to tune into: “For those in the know, or those who need to know, cybersecurity podcasts can be a great resource for the expert and the amateur alike. Experts from around the world, from outside observers to solution provider researchers have adopted cybersecurity podcasts as a platform for helping enterprises secure their IT environments.” 

READ MORE: https://solutionsreview.com/identity-management/twenty-cybersecurity-podcasts-you-should-be-listening-to/


ThreatPost.com, ‘Podcast: Beware These Top Security Threats in 2019’

Something specific: “Leigh-Anne Galloway, the cybersecurity resilience lead of Positive Technologies, joins the Threatpost Podcast this week to discuss the top trends she expects to see in the coming year – including increasing numbers of large-scale breaches, the emergence of contact-list fraud, and continued Internet of Things (IoT) risks.”

LISTEN HERE:  https://threatpost.com/podcast-beware-these-top-security-threats-in-2019/140573/


Portnox.com, ‘Top Five Cybersecurity Trends to Expect in 2019

Reporting on what new things are being done in the big picture: “The cycle of exploit to discovery to weaponization has become shorter, and unfortunately, it has become more difficult to protect the enterprise network and the various devices connected to it. In 2017, roughly 63% of organizations experienced an attempted ransomware attack, with 22% reporting these incidents occurred on a weekly basis ... Here are five trends we believe will dominate cyber security in 2019.

READ MORE:  https://www.portnox.com/blog/network-security/top-five-cybersecurity-trends-to-expect-in-2019/


PhoenixNAP.com, ‘Definitive Guide for Preventing and Detecting Ransomware’

Focusing on a specific cyber attack: “Ransomware has become a lucrative tactic for cybercriminal. When your systems come under ransomware attack, it can be a frightening and challenging situation to manage. Once malware infects a machine, it attacks specific files—or even your entire hard drive and locks you out of your own data.”

READ MORE: https://phoenixnap.com/blog/preventing-detecting-ransomware-attacks


IndustryWeek.com, ‘Cyber Attacks Skyrocketed in 2018. Are you Ready for 2019?’

Some prep ideas: “Board directors continue to up their investment in cybersecurity. Seventy-three percent  now say their organization requires that third-party vendors meet certain cyber risk requirements—up 30 percentage points from 2016, according to the 2018 BDO Cyber Governance Survey of 145 co-directors at public companies.”

READ MORE: https://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/cyberattacks-skyrocketed-2018-are-you-ready-2019