Internet security has become increasingly important. The ransomware attacks seemed to strike both corporate and government agencies at an increasing rate, leading to about $20 billion in losses. Going into 2022, it appears that things have gotten worse.
Below are some of the cybersecurity trends to be aware of.
Identifying and fixing causes of vulnerability
The chain of trust is an architectural feature used to identify and resolve potential network security issues. Currently, the basis for network security is software. However, since this methodology has not always worked adequately, one potentially leading trend is moving from this traditional approach to a more encompassing one that begins with underlying hardware that is the root of the chain.
This trend could manifest itself in the incorporation of silicon-based dedicated security operations. Cyberattacks tend to target software. When hardware is secured at the chip level, this creates a level of security that is currently much more impermeable. This gets around the inherent weakness in the chain of trust.
While investing in a hardware buffer is the newest trend, those in charge of network security need to upgrade software security regularly.
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Attacks on Remote Workers
Thanks to the pandemic, more employees have been working remotely. This has presented unique challenges as cybercriminals target them.
The pandemic, in general, has seen more advanced and highly coordinated attacks than before. It seems that criminals have adapted faster than governments or corporations to the post-pandemic reality.
For example, because of working from home, employees might be logging in to their company’s network at off times. This can coincide with periods during which network security is lax. Cybercriminals were quick to take advantage of this situation.
Those in charge of network security will need to address this issue as many workers continue to telecommute.
While modern cybercriminals are sophisticated and can be relentless, AI can produce a counter. Artificial intelligence and machine learning provide a method by which systems can respond rapidly to threats. Since AI systems learn continuously, they can react more quickly to attacks than their human counterparts.
AI monitoring can provide proactive reports that enable security teams to keep tabs on the state of parameters such as verification, the processing of data, and the identification of unusual activity and threat assessments. In addition, it can enable minimally invasive updates to network security software. As technology develops, AI could be a vital tool for safeguarding networks.
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As cybersecurity threats become more prevalent, individuals, governments, and corporations must respond with sophisticated solutions to safeguard networks. As the attack rate increases and we become more dependent on digital networks for everything from paying bills to doing our jobs, more elaborate solutions are needed to deal with threats. This, unfortunately, can be pretty expensive as both software and hardware need to be updated.
While these cybersecurity trends show the continuing evolution of cybersecurity, the reality is that it is difficult for the layperson or even dedicated network specialists at many institutions to stay informed of all trends. Given the importance of cybersecurity, it makes sense to consider security operations center services such as those provided by ConnectWise. It’s their job to stay up to speed on the latest developments in network technology and their experience could prove invaluable to ensuring your network is secure.