Top 10 Cybersecurity

Threats of 2024

Written by Midhlaj


AI creates new dangers

AI's rapid progress empowers attackers to enhance manipulation. Advanced AI tools find system weaknesses, aiding in large-scale phishing or disinformation. 


Social engineering

Social engineering exploits human error, making it potent for cybercriminals. It targets employee data using phishing and AI-enhanced tactics.


Configuration mistakes

Top-tier security systems may have configuration errors, boosting cybercriminals' chances. In a study, 80% of tests found exploitable misconfigurations, aiding attackers


Poor ‘cyber hygiene’

Neglecting cyber hygiene leads to risks like using unprotected Wi-Fi, weak passwords, and lacking safeguards. This increases vulnerability in our digital age.


Mobile device vulnerabilities

Rising mobile device use, remote work, and BYOD policies up cyber risk with mobile vulnerabilities and malicious apps.


IoT attacks

Surge in smart devices linked to internet grows cyber risks due to poor hygiene, making IoT targets for hackers.


Ransomware and extortion

Google Cloud's 2024 Cybersecurity Forecast warns of persistent ransomware and extortion threats. Urges focus on backups, response plans.


Vulnerable cloud environments

Tech experts foresee a rise in attacks on hybrid and multi-cloud setups in 2024. Key focus: fixing config errors, securing identities.


Supply-chain compromises

Expect ongoing supply-chain attacks on software and dependencies. Thoroughly vet third-party code and monitor package registries to lower risks.


Nation-state attacks and hacktivism

Google forecasts ongoing nation-state cyberattacks, and hacktivism surges amid global conflicts/elections. Firms need heightened vigilance against these threats.


Stay safe from the top 10 cybersecurity threats of 2024! 💻🛡️ Don't let cybercriminals win!