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Don’t Fall Behind on Your Cybersecurity

April 8, 2023

Any business that uses information technology needs to be considerate of its security. It’s also important for these businesses to remember that this security is always being innovated upon to better protect their organizations and their users.

Let’s consider why this constant innovation needs to be something that your organization emulates where its cybersecurity policies and processes are concerned.

Data Breaches are Steadily Rising

The long and the short of it all is that data breaches have become more numerous than they were in past years, making the already-critical cybersecurity policy even more important for all businesses to seriously consider. Cybercriminals benefit with every innovation they introduce to their threats and the tools they use to attack, so you need to make sure you account for these changes by actively adjusting your security precautions…as challenging as this is for many.

Social Engineering Empowers So Many Scams

Instead of hacking computer systems and networks, many attackers have turned to taking advantage of psychological tricks to hack you and your team members, so to speak. By contacting a user and manipulating them into letting malware into the system, an attacker can effectively bypass the security their target has in place.

While the scam itself is relatively straightforward, cybercriminals are always figuring out new ways to apply it to catch businesses unaware. As a result, attacks remain a serious issue that businesses will need to contend with.

Three Innovations to Cybersecurity

As a $150-billion-plus industry, cybersecurity companies are constantly working to improve the protections they have to offer their customers. This has resulted in various new tools being created, such as the following three advancements:

  • Automated Threat Management - By putting the power of AI to use, these platforms put the capabilities of machine learning in your corner and help proactively identify and mitigate threats.
  • Cloud Encryption - With remote operations remaining a popular option for businesses, cloud platforms are being utilized. Applying homomorphic encryption tactics allows a business to protect its data while it is in transit.
  • Zero-Trust Architecture - More and more endpoints are added to business networks with every passing day, meaning there are more potential avenues that a threat has to take advantage of. A zero-trust policy helps to ensure that your network’s resources are only accessible by those who are authorized to do so.

Turn to Us for Help

If you’re in need of some support for your business’ cybersecurity needs, look no further than First Column IT. Give us a call today at (571) 470-5594 to get started.

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