CyberSecurity trends: what is going to happen in 2018?

Top 5 CyberSecurity trends for 2018

CyberSecurity trends: 2018 will surely be an interesting year as far as Cybersecurity is concerned. We already witnessed some big incidents, including data breaches and tumultuous developments regarding cryptocurrencies that led Governments of a lot of countries to issue official directives and implement actions in these directions.

CyberSecurity trends: IoT & CyberSecurity threats

We should definitely analyze CyberSecurity from the perspective of GDPR which is going to be effective from May 25. There is another interesting element to consider: how powerful tools like AI, IoT and ML – in the hands of attackers – will make the war against cyber threats even more fierce.

There are already 8.4 billion internet connected devices globally and this amount is expected to grow until 20 billion by 2020. Malicious access to networks and systems has to be prevented with powerful CyberSecurity applications and tools. European (and non European) enterprises must comply with GDPR that set new standards and requirements to ensure both security and privacy. This, in return, will improve CyberSecurity that involves IoT devices.


CyberSecurity trends: infrastructure establishments

Protecting the infrastructure establishments from cyber attack threats will be one of the primary concerns of the enterprises worldwide. We have already observed the impact of such attacks on European power grid (Dragonfly) and manufacturing sector (WannaCry hack and the Petya hack) in the past two years. Employees need training to identify and avoid phishing and other email-based attacks on their systems and internal and external applications.

CyberSecurity trends: fake news

Sophisticated innovations regarding CGI-based photo and video editing and voice over technology have made it really difficult to establish the authenticity of any online content. Companies should heavily invest in establishing:

  • digital signatures;
  • encryption-enabled devices;
  • a strong reputation management application.

CyberSecurity trends: GDPR and consumer privacy

Organizations worldwide must develop more secure data management frameworks considering GDPR, data security and data privacy concerns. They should also be able to prevent small scale yet highly targeted attacks planned by hackers by initiating remote access attacks on individual systems destroying device-based recognition mechanisms.


CyberSecurity trends: AI & CyberSecurity threats

It has been observed in past few months how cyber attackers have used machine learning and artificial intelligence to intensify the process of identifying vulnerabilities in commercial systems and networks. The rise of ransomwares and automated thefts can be only prevented with strong AI-based detection systems and protection mechanisms without causing substantial false alarms. Biometrics will be another aspect to consider, the prediction includes a higher level of cyber security threats in coming days.

Swascan for Compliance

In order to face threats, Swascan developed a special platform. It allows companies to face the upcoming legislative requirements through different tools:

  • dedicated cybersecurity services that lead companies to Security Management;
  • a specific GDPR consultancy conducted by professionals in the field;
  • a GDPR Assessment service that allows companies to test their GDPR compliance level and provides an action plan to bridge the gap.

In addition, Swascan services allow companies to manage risks and vulnerabilities in terms of:



In order to assure to your business the best tool available, Swascan together with Raoul Chiesa ( Raoul Chiesa interview ) developed a special cybersecurity platform. It is completely in Cloud, Pay per Use and SaaS. You can see for yourself in our brochure: Cybersecurity platform and have an in-depth look at our services. Our four services cover all the governance needs in terms of risk management and periodic assessment. Basically, the right tools to understand your focus areas are Vulnerability Assessment, Network Scan, Code Review and GDPR Assessment. Last but not least, don’t forget GDPR: our platform is 100% GDPR compliant ( GDPR infographic ) and to provide a full documentation here you can find some information about the new figure introduced by this law: DPO .

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