BeyondTrust, a specialist in Privileged Access Management (PAM), has announced its top security predictions for the New Year and into 2025. Morey J. Haber, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, and Christopher Hills, Senior Solutions Architect, Office of the CTO at BeyondTrust, combined their years of expertise in technology and their broad perspective of the current security landscape to deliver the following predictions for 2020 and beyond.

Malware Auto-Updates Increase – Since many applications auto-update, cyber criminals now target cloud-based update mechanisms using a variety of techniques. Most users trust their applications to auto-update and may be unaware of the threats made possible by a compromised cloud connection. Although old-school software piracy is on the decline due to the cloud, cyber criminals’ creativity will continue to zone in on auto-updates to infect users. Expect high profile applications and operating systems to be targeted by these advanced threats in 2020. Read more..