Remote work is here to stay, and 2020 has demonstrated that data security can go wrong in every possible way. Ransomware, phishing attacks, data sprawl, and cloud access to data have become significant threats to organizations’ cybersecurity. In this article at TechBeacon, Rob Lemos explains some data security trends that IT teams can look forward to. He also provides some tips on what your companies must do to remain prepared.
Top Trends in Cybersecurity
Expanding Role of the CISO
CISOs have an opportunity to play a bigger role at the executive level. COVID has raised the profile for security. A greater attack volume, especially for ransomware, has caught the attention of CFOs, CEOs, and other boards of directors. Many organizations are now looking for CISOs to respond.
Less Data Leads to Less Cost
Collecting and storing data was a way to future-proof the business. However, data breaches in the recent past have demonstrated that unprotected data can be a liability for organizations. “With companies increasingly monitoring employees, especially with the increase in remote work following the pandemic, privacy is not just about customers, but about employees,” says Rob. One of the best approaches to collecting data is identifying every process and application that collects employee and customer data.
Disinformation is a Greater Threat
Disinformation is a more significant concern, just like any other online security risks cyberbullying or fraud schemes. According to studies, nearly 57% of internet users believe fake news was the biggest threat. Attackers are increasingly using disinformation into their toolsets and use them for specific purposes. To counteract this misinformation and build trust with customers, businesses must develop clear communication guidelines when sharing information and provide more visibility into their practices.
The year 2020 has reinforced that data security must focus on data integrity and availability, especially in the face of rising disinformation and the frequency of ransomware attacks. To read the original article, click on https://techbeacon.com/security/what-your-data-security-team-can-expect-2021-5-key-trends.