Three trends in security management
A few decades ago, who would’ve thought that we would be dependent on technology entirely. Today it is a matter of technology being in hands. The cloud storage, the devices in our pockets are all strong means and are being used to enhance productivity. While this makes our life convenient, it also makes it easier for cyberthieves to get into the system and invade sensitive information across any device stored. There is a huge market for the sale and exploitation of personal and business data. Even with the best cybersecurity professionals by your side, your data can be exploited. IT professionals are the front-end warriors to this battle protecting the data and preventing cyberattacks. Here are three major security trends every IT professional knows to keep their system up-to-date.
Organizations are taking responsibility for their security posture
Cybersecurity is pivotal for any organization. An organization’s data is very sensitive. So, businesses need a strategy in place to protect and secure their data. This is where security software comes into play.
Today, security software providers understand client requirements and add a lot of security features and use cases for clients. It is not possible for clients to know the functioning of all the features.
Therefore, they pass the onus to the developers for the functionality of the features and the software.
This is where the developers should not only provide a software with features but also guide the respective company’s SOC team to handle the operations themselves.
Software providers should not only provide features but also enable clients to use these features in their defense against cyberthreats. Organizations should understand the upholding threats and vulnerabilities concerning the company.
Increasing impact of Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in cybersecurity
AI and ML are seen as a rising metaphor for cybersecurity. The increasing amount of cyberattacks and the workforce to handle them don’t go hand in hand. Therefore, clients are looking for AI & ML in cybersecurity to reduce on the time dedicated to solve issues.
Clients today would like to automate the process of handling alerts and other repetitive tasks so their team can focus on other critical operations and protect the enterprise’s data. Data from a Capgemini Research Institute survey supports the idea that AI is vital to organizations’ cyber security defenses. Three-quarters of surveyed executives reported that AI helps their organizations respond more quickly to breaches, and 69% of the organizations reported that AI is necessary to respond to cyberattacks.
There are advantages of integrating AI with your cybersecurity solutions:
- AI-based cybersecurity solutions are designed to work around the clock
- AI can respond in milliseconds to cyber attacks that would take minutes, hours, days, or even months for humans to identify
- AI simplifies the process of data collection and analysis
- AI systems can be integrated for enhanced threat and malicious activity detection through predictive analytics
- Greater access to valuable data helps cybersecurity professionals make better and more informed decisions
- AIs help create better and more accurate biometric-based login techniques.
Cyber attacks on public servers and database will increase
The growth in the Indian IT system has increased the digital data repository. This rise in the amount of data has also increased the number of cyberattacks and therefore government and official cybersecurity authorities are implementing stringent security rules. The government is investing largely in the IT, banking and government administration section.
We know that public servers are protected with 3-4 layers of security protection. However, there are cyber thieves who manage to get into the system and invade the data.
Understanding the criticality of the data and the severity of the cyberthreats, the government is now taking a step to advance its prevailing cybersecurity.
The threats are still not put away. There can be an attack anytime, especially when the government is busy fighting some other issues. In a pandemic such as the COVID-19, data is much more vulnerable to threat.
Few examples of recent cyberattacks in India are,
- Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), witnessed a cyberattack in the October 29, 2019 The damage was in the form of data theft, the same data can be used to enhance future attacks on the power plant.
- ISRO faced attacks prior to the Chandrayan 2 mission.
- India-based healthcare website was attacked in 2019, medical records and information of 68 million patients and doctors were stolen.
We come across a lot of data breaches happening across the country. The best is to take prevention, as it is rightly said, prevention is better than cure.