If you think you’ve seen the last of new cyber security threats, just wait a day and see what the latest hack is. Over the next two years, there are three distinct threats that are predicted to put your data at risk that should be a focus of your security strategy.
Technology can be complex and is constantly evolving, which makes protecting your organization’s system an ongoing challenge. In fact, the climate now is such that we’re seeing technology outpace various controls. For example, malware is likely to remain a threat for the foreseeable future, but hackers are benefiting from advancements in artificial intelligence, giving them new windows of opportunity to compromise your system.
Attackers are developing malware that actually “learns” what’s in its environment, allowing it to adapt and become more damaging. It’s predicted that the rate at which malware is developed will continue to outpace the rate at which human hackers can perform, causing a large amount of data to be compromised.
Also putting your data at risk are more organized attempts to target those in the know to reveal weaknesses within your organization. There is more pressure on IT professionals today than ever, and they’re often scrambling to stay up on the latest threats. This reactive attitude could cause them to reveal things they might not otherwise reveal, giving attackers a way in.
Cyber security threats are also associated with appliances, which can be weaponized and do severe damage to an organization. These appliances include everything from refrigerators to ovens, thermostats to dishwashers – all of which are part of the Internet of Things (IoT) today, and pose a risk for those not proactive in their steps to limit vulnerabilities.
Cyber security threats are mounting on a global scale, which means your organization has to be proactive and methodical in your approach to curtailing risk. If you’re only involving your IT team on this, your organization may be at risk. The strategy must involve everyone from the top down if you’re going to be protected.
At eXemplify, we’re constantly monitoring the landscape for the future of mobile security threats, and we’re actively helping to protect our clients. We offer managed security services that provide a comprehensive approach to security for the best protection and reinforcement of your network. Contact us today and let’s go over all the ways in which we will be a proactive ally to your organization.