The cybersecurity industry is always shifting as new technological innovations emerge and modify firms’ security practices. Companies across all industry sectors must empower their IT departments to improve their cybersecurity architecture as well as provide pertinent training programs to all important decision-makers in the corporation.
Companies must safeguard their assets and ensure that their employees are constantly prepared to react to a cyber-attack if they wish to move ahead securely and avoid losses at the claws of cyber-criminals or malevolent malicious attackers.
Here are the top 5 challenges that the cybersecurity industry is facing today:
1. Remote Work
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the workplace and how it is secured. Enabling secure remote access and connectivity, adopting technologies to maintain employee productivity and ensure security, enforcing remote security policies, and handling security issues on home networks, such as shadow IT, among other challenges, became everyday headaches for security admins.
As employees begin to trickle into offices two years later, companies face another challenge: enabling a secure hybrid mix of in-office and at-home employees.
2. Cloud Attacks
Cloud computing is the modern age of new technology that has revolutionized the physical world of data storage. Businesses from large to small now utilize cloud services for storing their user-sensitive information.
On the one hand, where adoption of it has reduced the cost and increased efficiency, it has also opened possibilities for data security breaches.
The main reason for compromised data security is the lack of encryption, authentication, and improper configuration of the cloud setups. So, they need to maintain many considerations for cloud security and data protection, to keep the sensitive information intact.
3. Phishing Scams
A phishing attack is a type of social engineering attack that targets users’ login details and credit card information. In contrast to ransomware, here the information is used to benefit the hacker.
Businesses can protect their workers by instituting access control policies, even if they work remotely. When it comes to defending the business against phishing scams, cybersecurity education and knowledge emerge as key components.