The New Year has begun with everyone sharing his or her best wishes and New Year resolutions. It is a refresh button even with businesses. Businesses analyse what works and what does not work and look at innovating techniques for their business in the New Year.
When it comes to security, it is almost the same thing. Hackers are getting more innovative with their techniques. Using the traditional approaches can have limitations and that is why it is important to look at new ways for securing your business.
A common misconception is that newer techniques come at greater costs. This can be true in isolation but as part of a wider strategy, these newer techniques can work using traditional approaches to reduce overheads. By creating a strategy and roadmap, companies can increase their security in a cost-controlled manner.
Here are four predictions and resolutions you can use for your business in 2019:
Prediction: Cloud is becoming a major platform for attacks to take place. In the past year, there has been a number of security incidents related to misconfigured cloud accounts. According to Gartner’s study, it is said, “By 2022, at least 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault”. It is great that organisations are moving to the cloud but with this digital transformation, comes a number of vulnerabilities and risks that needs immediate attention.
Resolution: Conduct a cloud risk assessment, security review and penetration test to analyse if there are gaps in your environment that need immediate attention.
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AI in security
Prediction: It is inevitable that as vendors and organisations turn to the latest artificial intelligence and cognitive solutions to help defend against cybercriminal techniques, cybercriminals will use variants of those technologies to augment their own strategies.
Resolution: “With great power comes great responsibility”. Investing in a security operations centre will help organisations assist their security teams with a 24X7 continuous threat monitoring, hunting, detection and response service by using artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. See how Ward Solution experts detect and respond to an incident in our SOC: <Click here>
Prediction: 7 out of 10 organisations report their endpoint security risk has increased significantly during the past 12 months. Endpoints are key targets for compromise and malware, which are increasingly being exploited to breach your organisation’s networks and data or to propagate ransomware. Traditional signature-based Endpoint security solutions are no longer adequate.
Resolution: The endpoint security solution ensures that activity on your endpoints are co-related with activity seen elsewhere on your networks and on your other network securely providing actionable intelligence across your networks and systems. Here is how we can help you <Click here>
Life after GDPR
Prediction: With the kind of breaches that have taken place in the past, we can expect similar and more advanced attacks to take place in the future. It is critical for businesses to demonstrate compliance in the workplace. If an organisation are not following the new regulation, they will be liable to hefty fines.
Resolution: People are starting to question businesses about their data rights. It is very important for a business to know where their data is stored and how they are securing it. If you have not started your GDPR journey or if you are halfway through the process or even completed it but want to do a review reach out to our subject matter experts.
Security comes with an investment like any other good product or service. We want to provide the best security solutions for your business this year.
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