What to look out for in 2024...
Cybersecurity Threats of 2024 focus on everything from quantum threats to augmented reality integrations. The challenges that await us in 2024 are both exhilarating and daunting, but have no fear – CSG are here to provide you with the required technological advancements to protect yourself in 2024.
Businesses in the UK are attacked on a daily basis by cyber criminals, and with the damages now running into the billions around the world, it is important that you have complete, layered protection.
Here at CSG, we implement Sophos Intercept X and Endpoint Protection Advanced to give you anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, cause analysis, system clean and the best anti-malware. Sophos is the industry’s most sophisticated endpoint security solution – stopping advanced attacks before they impact your systems.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the predicted cybersecurity threats that may shape the narrative of 2024:
As the era of quantum computing dawns, so does the potential for quantum threats. The immense processing power of quantum computers could break conventional encryption algorithms, rendering traditional security measures completely out of date – which makes it even more important to use experts within cyber security to support your security strategy. In 2024, the cybersecurity community anticipates the need to fortify cryptographic protocols and to develop quantum-resistant encryption methods to protect sensitive data from the looming quantum quandaries.
Biometric authentication has become a staple in digital security, offering a more personalised and seemingly foolproof way to access systems. However, in 2024, experts predict an uptick in biometric betrayals as cybercriminals find innovative ways to bypass or manipulate biometric systems. From deepfake fingerprints to synthetic voices, defending against these attacks requires a re-evaluation of biometric implementation and the integration of multi-modal authentication methods.
Edge Computing Vulnerabilities
The rise of edge computing, promising faster processing and reduced latency, introduces a new frontier for cyber threats. In 2024, as more devices connect to the edge, security vulnerabilities are likely to emerge. Cyber attackers may exploit weaknesses in edge networks, compromising the integrity and confidentiality of data. Organisations must invest in robust edge security solutions and protocols to secure this decentralised computing paradigm.
Augmented Reality Anomalies
The integration of Augmented Reality (AR) into our daily lives brings exciting possibilities but also introduces new cybersecurity challenges. Malicious actors could leverage AR vulnerabilities to manipulate digital overlays, creating misleading or harmful experiences. As AR becomes more widespread in industries like healthcare, education, and entertainment, cybersecurity measures must evolve to protect users from potential augmented reality anomalies.
Social Engineering 2.0
Social engineering has long been a go-to strategy for cybercriminals, and in 2024, it’s expected to undergo a transformative upgrade. With increased access to personal information through social media and other online platforms, attackers may craft hyper-personalised and convincing social engineering schemes. Cybersecurity awareness training and adaptive security measures will be crucial in thwarting the next generation of social engineering attacks
As we peer into the crystal ball of cybersecurity, the challenges that await us in 2024 are both exhilarating and daunting. Embracing technological advancements while remaining vigilant to potential threats is the key to navigating this digital frontier. Organisations and individuals alike must adopt a proactive stance, fostering a culture of innovation, resilience, and continuous adaptation to ensure a secure and thriving digital future.
Contact CSG today to find out more about how we can support you in 2024!