The integration of smart technologies such as cloud computing, AI or IoT has pushed cybersecurity to the top of CTOs and CIOs priorities. Here is what to expect in the coming years.

  1. Migration to security as a cloud service

Cloud solutions have become more affordable and available to both large enterprises and small businesses. The ability to host and operate IT infrastructure and data in the cloud has its definite perks. Companies can rely on centralised management for all its IT resources.

Cloud security – security as a cloud service – eliminates the need for third-party security solutions. It unifies all security needs in one platform, reducing the threat of cyberattacks that usually comes from multiple systems exposed to risks.

  1. AI-driven security and smarter data analytics 

The adoption of machine learning and artificial intelligence processes will continue to dominate technology-driven operations, resulting in smarter analytics that businesses of all sizes can use to their advantage.

AI-based security processes represent the evolution of cybersecurity. AI disseminates data and fights potential threats much faster than cyber experts and human analysts can. There’s no doubt that executives will find value in advanced AI solutions to counteract cybercrime.

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  1. Focus on targeted cyber attacks

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices throughout business ecosystems gives birth to a new kind of online threats that are specifically created to attack these data pathways and access sensitive information.

Expect more sophisticated cyber threats, targeted phishing and personalised attacks that rely on data leaked from smart devices and mobile systems. Your business should be aware of malware and ransomware trends that exploit vulnerabilities in evolving technologies.

  1. Enforced data privacy and accountability 

Companies will face increasing pressure from auditors and compliance regulators regarding the management and confidentiality of personal customer data. As new compliance regulations come into effect, such as GDPR in Europe, businesses need to include better data privacy through superior encryption to guarantee a safer online environment.

MSX Cyber, part of the XGRC product range, assists organisations in driving performance and compliance with its integrated information security management system built on the ISO 27001 Information Security framework.

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