Cybersecurity Trends for 2020. The seven keys by the world-leading experts.

Updated: May 20, 2020

According to TÜV Rheinland, the growth in the area of cybersecurity are daunting. As the smart devices in every households increases so as the chances for hackers to invade.

Unlimited access to personal data impairs confidence in digital society. The logistics industry and private agencies are frequently being targeted by hackers. Experts view these key cybersecurity trends as critical to understanding in 2020.

Uncontrolled access to private data could destabilize the digital society.

Using a single app can gather so much of your personal data after several years of using it. This emphasizes the fact that data protection is now very challenging.

Smart consumer devices are increasing faster than they can be secured.

The number of individual “smart” devices is growing every year, as these types of devices are swiftly becoming an essential part of everyday life. It is easy to see a future in which the economy and society will become reliant on them, making them a very attractive target for cyberhackers.

Having a medical device raises the risk of an internet health crisis.

Over the past ten years, personal medical devices like insulin pumps, heart and glucose monitors, defibrillators and pacemakers have been connected to the internet as part of the “Internet of Medical Things” (IoMT).

Vehicles and transport infrastructure.

Through the improvement of software and hardware platforms, vehicles and transport infrastructure are increasingly connected. These applications offer drivers more flexibility and functionality, possibly more road safety, and seem inevitable given the development of self-propelled vehicles.

Wide cyberattacks targeting transport could affect not only the safety of individual road users, but could also lead to extensive disruption of traffic and urban safety.

Supply chains under attack

Smart supply chains frequently represent virtual warehousing, where the warehouse is no longer just a physical building, but any place where a product or its components can be located at any time. Although, there is a growing awareness that this business model considerably raises the financial risks, even with only relatively minor disruptions. Smart supply chains are effective and practical but are also prone to disruptions in methods. Cybercrimes can manipulate data about deposits. Thus, components would not be where they are supposed to be.

Threats to shipping

Many aspects of shipping that can be exposed to attacks such as ship navigation, port logistics, and ship computer network. Attacks can start from states and activist groups. This makes monitoring and understanding a key factor in modern maritime cybersecurity.