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Trending Cybersecurity Predictions for 2021

Posted by Blue Technologies Ohio on Feb 19, 2021 8:15:00 AM

At the beginning of last year, no one could have foreseen the sweeping changes posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

To keep clients and employees safe, many companies moved to a mostly remote or at least hybrid work model, with 80% planning on continuing the trend into 2021.

Brick-and-mortar businesses also refocused their sales efforts to include eCommerce to bring products to the public while observing social distancing and other safety rules. Process automation was a vast focus for businesses looking for increased efficiency to offset lowered revenues.

As these shifts continue to affect private and public lives in the new year, trending cybersecurity predictions for 2021 will focus on emerging technologies that target vulnerabilities and gaps highlighted by the pandemic.

Roundup: Our Top Trending Cybersecurity Predictions for 2021

Last year, cybersecurity became front-page news as cybercriminals took advantage of societal and organizational changes predicted by the ongoing pandemic.

Disruption of businesses and moving to a more remote workforce highlighted security weaknesses, specifically in endpoint protection and lack of education surrounding phishing/ransomware attacks.

This year, we expect to see more technology to reduce these vulnerabilities and stay ahead of emerging trends in cybercrime.

  1. Remote Workforce Security is Key

Security leaders and risk management professionals are turning their talents to protecting the burgeoning remote workforce. In fact, for many companies, the work-from-home workforce remains the largest security challenge for the new year.

Technologies such as increased access controls and endpoint security will feature large in this year’s security lineup, while prevention will remain a pivotal component to minimize risk.

  1. Cyber Insurance Will Explode

As organizations continue to embrace remote work, their risk of exposure to cybercrime climbs.

To offset this, companies will turn not only to increased security measures but to cyber insurance as a way to mitigate the impact of breaches.

  1. Focus on Authentication Without a Password

Many employees use the same, simple password across several accounts, setting the stage for serious security vulnerabilities.

Biometric authentications and several Identity Access Management (IAM) protocols will be available this year to enhance efficiency and reduce the risk of breaches.

  1. Keep an Eye on 5G

5G technology has arrived, and the time is now for companies to establish adequate baselines for regular activity on this type of network.

Doing so can keep you one step ahead of cybercriminals who may take advantage of this relatively new environment to spike activity and make inroads into your information environment.

  1. The Need for a Managed Cloud

Phishing, ransomware, and other social engineering scams are still rampant, often targeting remote workers.

Keeping information secure yet easily accessed in a cloud environment can assist with compliance and support a pro-security architecture.

However, the cloud environment’s misconfigurations will remain a significant issue, suggesting that a managed cloud environment can help keep security failsafes up to date.

Trust Blue Technologies to Keep You on the Leading Edge of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has always been a critical component of information management and technology for companies that handle data of a sensitive or personal nature — or companies eager to protect proprietary information from the competition.

Now more than ever, businesses are turning to knowledgeable, trusted partners to assist them in keeping their data protected from the increasing threats of cybercriminals, insider theft, and other losses.

At Blue Technology, we have a cybersecurity team of high-level, talented individuals that can help you create a managed IT environment that is safe, secure, and effective.

We can begin with an in-depth assessment of your current infrastructure, with an emphasis on identifying vulnerabilities as well as the challenges and needs of your specific workforce. We can then design an environment that will provide your workforce with fast, efficient access to the data they need — regardless of where they are located.

Notably, our services include ongoing training, troubleshooting, maintenance, and even remote monitoring to help you uncover suspicious activity before it becomes an issue.

Ensure your healthcare organization can cope with any crisis. Contact a Blue Technologies consultant today and let our team of IT experts and our state-of-the-art technology assist you in providing faster, better patient care in the new year.

Topics: #cybersecurity, #RemoteWork, remote workforce, cyber insurance, trending cybersecurity for 2021, #breaches

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