What Are the Top 7 Security and Risk Trends?

Top 7 Security and Risk Trends

Learn the top 7 security trends and contact 360 Smart Networks for your ongoing security needs or to implement the latest technology to protect your on-premise or cloud-based computing platforms.  

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Security Risks and Trends

The top leaders in security risk management are revising their security statements to account for increased risks to data and privacy, according to a new report from Gartner. Whether you decide to adopt advanced security methodology in-house or outsource it, 360 Smart Networks has the access you need to consultants and security experts who can guide you through the brave new digital world to come.

Learn more about the seven security and risks trends facing companies in 2020.

What’s the #1 SRM Trend?

One of the most serious issues is ineffective communication with business leaders. Despite including CISOs more directly in strategic meetings, leaders still have a difficult time telling if new projects create too much exposure.

A risk appetite statement helps managers navigate the level of risk the organization is willing to assume to reach its business goals. Revamped risk appetite statements tie risk treatment to business goals from their inception. These statements should be clear and consistent to ensure new development doesn’t introduce unacceptable vulnerabilities.

Trend #2: Will SOCs Experience a Comeback?

Companies are considering security operations centers (SOCs) that focus on threat detection. This is in response to increasing sophistication in recent cybersecurity attacks, as well as the specialization needed to operate and interpret complex security tools that act as the first line of defense. Another option is outsourcing the SOC function. According to Gartner, half of all SOCs will adopt advanced threat intelligence and identification by 2020.

New tools have a greater sensitivity to threats and concentrate on detection rather than prevention. This model brings an increased emphasis on centralizing security operations — making SOCs valuable business assets.

Trend #3: What Role Does, Data Security Governance Play?

Many organizations are creating data security governance frameworks which prioritize spending on digital security. Under this model, effective data security requires a governance framework with a data-centered roadmap that identifies structure vs unstructured data across the organization. After the SRMs decide the risk tolerance of the company, the data security governance framework helps leaders determine which technology to invest in.

Trend #4: How Do You Move To Passwordless Authentication?

Passwordless authentication is gaining momentum in the market thanks to the availability of biometrics and hardware-based authentication. Moving away from passwords eliminates a favorite attack point for hackers. Employees inadvertently give hackers an entry point when they open suspicious emails or click on unknown links. Cybercriminals then plant phishing and malware attacks and steal passwords to gain entry into the company’s network.

Ask us about Crowdstrike and Mimecast solutions that can help you transition toward hardware-based or multi-factor authentication.

Trend #5: What New Security Products Assist with Training?

Security product vendors are creating tools to help clients with skills training. There’s a dearth of cybersecurity talent, and while 1.5 million roles will open by 2020, qualified professionals remain scarce. Companies looking to retain current security personnel may have to pay more to keep them, while training internally is an attractive option for organizations unable to recruit seasoned security specialists. Along with better technology, such as AI and machine learning, comes increased monitoring needs and deeper investigation by a human analyst.

Trend #6: How Does Cloud Security Come Into Play?

Robust cloud security is a major focus for leading organizations. The cloud has become the mainstream platform and few companies continue to shy away from it in favor of on-premises solutions. 360 Smart Networks is a Crowdstrike and Mimecast partner and uses these solutions to help clients create a safe email and security platform for convenient cloud services.

Increasing complexity makes it difficult to keep the in-house staff up-to-date on the latest technology. That’s why this is one of the best areas to get the most bang for your buck with outsourced talent.

If you choose to develop an internal team, it’s still a good idea to partner with industry experts for initial training, to help you vet out resources and guide your training program. Effective tools to build and maintain a strong cloud security platform include:

  • Crowdstrike
  • Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs)
  • Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and
  • Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPPs)

These tools provide extra layers of protection to address risks, but you also need the right people to implement and run them.

Trend #7: How Can You Keep the Security Focus Going?

Continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) acknowledges that effective security has to be incredibly adaptive. For example, email and LAN network security have started to adopt a CARTA mindset to focus on and detection and response rather than identification.

Contact 360 Smart Networks for your ongoing security needs or to implement the latest technology to protect your on-premise or cloud-based computing platforms.

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