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Top 5 cybersecurity predictions for 2024

As we welcome 2024, the world of cybersecurity is about to witness some major changes, with several key predictions shaping the future of digital defence. This will continue to affect organisations across all industries, requiring a proactive stance that’s well informed. Let’s break down the top 5 cybersecurity predictions that are coming our way.

5 cybersecurity predictions

Discover the top 5 cybersecurity predictions for 2024!

1. Artificial Intelligence as a Double-Edged Sword

In 2024, artificial intelligence (AI) is taking centre stage. While AI brings cool tech, it also opens the door to new cyber threats. Imagine a scam phone call that sounds just like your coworker; AI can make that happen. As tech advances, so do the tricks of cybercriminals. With AI becoming a double-edged sword, understanding its implications becomes crucial for our digital safety.

2. Phishing Attacks Get Smarter and Stealthier

Phishing attacks – those deceitful emails trying to trick you, are getting smarter in 2024. Now, they’re personalised. Think of an email that seems to be from your boss, discussing a super-secret company matter. Turns out, it’s a crafty phishing attempt. Staying safe online means staying vigilant. As phishing evolves, our defences need to evolve too, requiring a heightened awareness and a proactive approach to recognize and thwart these sophisticated attacks.

3. Generative AI: A New Frontier for Cyber Threats

Whilst there are countless benefits, it seems Generative AI is also being used for not-so-nice things. In 2024, we predict AI-powered scams will become even more deceptive. From making realistic phishing emails to creating sly malware, AI can be a bit of a troublemaker. We need smarter security to keep up. The dark side of technology poses new challenges, and as we adapt, our cybersecurity measures must be agile and sophisticated to counter these emerging threats effectively.

4. Social Engineering Takes Center Stage

Vishing attacks, where scammers use voice tricks, will be on the rise. As technology makes fake voices sound real, telling apart truth from trickery becomes tougher. Learning about these tricks to stay ahead of the traps, is our best defence. Social engineering relies on exploiting human psychology, and as we navigate the digital landscape, enhancing our cybersecurity education becomes essential to fortify our mental defences against these manipulative tactics.

5. Supply Chain Attacks

As technology interconnects businesses globally, supply chain attacks will be a significant concern in 2024. The infamous MOVEit hack serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities in interconnected systems. Strengthening cybersecurity defences across the supply chain is imperative to prevent breaches. Collaboration between technology developers, security experts, and regulatory bodies will be vital in fortifying the digital infrastructure.

Staying cybersafe with Virtu

In conclusion, the year 2024 brings forth a range of cybersecurity challenges that demand our attention and proactive response. To navigate these challenges effectively, individuals and organisations alike must elevate their cybersecurity awareness, implement advanced defence mechanisms, and foster collaborative efforts. And if the task seems daunting, remember that Virtu is here to guide organisations through the cybersecurity changes of 2024 and beyond.

Stay informed, stay vigilant, and stay safe in the digital space!

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