Wondering about the state of global cybersecurity in 2019? Wonder no more with these nine cybersecurity predictions for where the new year will take us — and what it means for our digital properties, online lives andlivelihoods.
1. Everybody Will Have to Choose Their Partners and Equipment More Carefully
The Internet of Things is a remarkable benchmark in human technological advancement. It’s in its infancy, though — and it shows.
A few years ago, big box chain Target demonstrated the potential folly of using vendors and connected technologies that hadn’t been fully vetted yet. In 2014, the personal records of some 40 million Target shoppers, including names and credit card numbers, were stolen by hackers. Their way in was through the company’s internet-connected HVAC system.