Updated: Oct 26
Cybersecurity and technology are becoming increasingly advanced, however, virus and malicious application developers are also making constant progress. In recent years the number of cyber-attacks has increased significantly, both in Latin America and worldwide. It is to be expected that cases such as theft of confidential data, appropriation of information or server crashes by cybercriminals will increase.
Therefore, without neglecting the use of the Internet, we must always seek maximum security when surfing online, so that tasks such as entering online meetings, sites to perform operations or carry out work in the organization become reliable. All this is possible thanks to the fact that more and more companies are implementing cybersecurity measures, allowing a safe navigation on their platform.
Cybersecurity being a key factor in most companies, it is necessary that investments are made to achieve improvements that continue to protect them. According to a global study by Accenture State of Cybersecurity Resilience, despite the fact that 82% of large organizations increased their investments in cybersecurity, 55% of the total fail to defend against cyber attacks.
In this article we will look at some industry trends that are slowly being implemented:
Zero Trust Model
An important finding from recent studies is that most enterprise security vulnerabilities are generated within the enterprise, usually through email. According to the data, this can cause more than 90% of malware to take action against them. Zero Trust turns the secure network into a more accurate barrier, so only verified users and devices can access it, protecting against any external threats.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), by 2025, we will find artificial intelligence in almost every area of our business. This is very positive, but it also allows cybercriminals to act in more complex and difficult to stop ways. Therefore, work is being done on a security model with a powerful Machine Learning component, which can collect past data to protect itself in the future.
With the implementation of the data protection law, companies are making investments to protect customer, supplier and employee data. However, work continues in this area to achieve more secure and efficient processes. Tests are currently continuing with network configuration automation models and compliance reporting to avoid possible human errors.
Security without needing passwords
For some time now, passwords have been a very vulnerable factor. Although implementing recommendations such as using different characters, using different passwords on each platform or changing passwords frequently may not be enough to protect yourself. Therefore, it is now more common to find two-factor authentication systems to access our accounts, as well as facial, retina or fingerprint control.
Internet of Things and 5G networks
The gradual arrival of 5G and the integration of the Internet of Things in offices, homes and even on public roads are also gateways for cybercriminals. If you do not pay attention to this type of security, it can take quite some time to discover vulnerabilities. Improving access protocols and authorized applications is one avenue to pursue, as well as adding network segments that can isolate different devices based on the vulnerabilities of different devices.
It is one of the key factors in being able to store information, as disk encryption software is one of the layers required within companies to protect information and is often the last in the chain. Encryption is also undergoing changes so that it can be applied to almost any system.