Cyberinc Lends Insights into the Top Trends in Cybersecurity in 2021
Cyberinc, a pioneer in isolation-based cybersecurity solutions, today shared its insights into the key trends that will shape the cybersecurity industry in the coming year. With evolving tactics that increase the risk and impact of ransomware and phishing, combined with the new normal of remote workforces, Cyberinc CEO Samir Shah believes that remote browser isolation (RBI) will prove its value as a critical must-have enterprise technology in 2021.
“Isolation-based security technologies are gaining prominence as more companies realize the value they deliver in bolstering cyber defenses with minimal investment,” he continued. “Additionally, with industry analysts increasingly recommending remote browser isolation as part of any corporate cybersecurity program, we expect to see more widespread adoption of these solutions in the coming months and beyond.”
The cybersecurity trends that Cyberinc believes will gain prominence in 2021 are outlined below.
1. Attackers will double down on double extortion
“Hack-and-leak” ransomware attacks, also referred to as double extortion attacks, will become the go-to method of ransomware in 2021. Double extortion refers to attackers now having two aims: stealing a company’s data and locking organizations out of their own systems or network. While ransomware protection guidelines include data backups and a well thought out recovery process, that approach is no longer enough when data can fall into the hands of malicious actors.
2. Companies will focus on securing the browser as a critical endpoint
Patching and updating software to reduce the attack surface will take precedence over connecting remote workers in 2021. While 2020 was about enabling and securing remote workers, in 2021 the focus will be on keeping employees and organizations safe in the work-anywhere environment. As attackers continue to take advantage of new vulnerabilities and opportunities for social engineering, routine tasks such as remediation, patching, and incident response will continue to be more challenging for security teams.
3. End users will continue to be the weakest link
Striking the right balance between security and usability is tricky. Users must click on links to do their work yet clicking on links puts organizations at risk. Even after one year of security awareness training, 3-5% of users will still inadvertently click on a phishing link, according to the KnowBe4 Phishing by Industry 2020 benchmark report.