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2019 Security Predictions

The Security Dredge tracks cyber security trends via news about data breaches, malware and various attacks taking place in the wild.  Using industry data and based on current trends, we see the following possibilities in 2019.

  • Cyber attack disrupts the financial trading networks, such as the NYSE and NASDAQ
  • Critical medical devices hacked in ransomware/extortion attacks
  • Hackers breach cloud service providers and cause major service disruptions
  • Satellite breach causes disruption to global communications
  • Aggressive federal and state adoption of GDPR-like security & privacy laws
  • Individuals sue organizations for share of profits from sale of personal information
  • AI used to launch global phishing attacks
  • Spam takes on new life as way to disrupt via “bomb threat” email messages