IT data security is a ubiquitous concern that transcends every industry vertical. As the cyber security threat landscape continues to experience exponential growth, it is critical to stay informed of the latest evolution—as well as the safeguards necessary to stay ahead of the risks. The experts at IGX Global have compiled these Cyber Security Trends
The Rise of Machine Learning
Machine learning, a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed, is transforming almost every area of computing. The movement is having a big impact on security as forward-thinking organisations focus more on risk assessment and risk management. Machine learning is adept at finding zero-day threat patterns that are brand new, allowing computers to “hunt” for these deviations. For organisations that are constantly under attack, like financial institutions, machine learning can help quickly identify when something is new and dangerous. It could also be helpful for securing the Internet of Things where connected devices have relatively limited tasks and consistent data flows.
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Increasing Cloud Cover and the Great CASB
According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, 92% of data
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Less DIY Security: Managed Services will NOC Your SOCs Off
Demand for experienced security professionals continues to outpace the current
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The Internet of Malicious Things
With Gartner predicting 8.4 billion connected “things” to be in use in 2017, protecting an organisation’s data is more important than ever. Firmware, the hard-coded software frequently stored in read-only memory (ROM), is still the weak link and the subject of inventive attacks by cyber criminals. Considered by many as an operations function rather than a security concern, this misunderstanding underscores the need for establishing robust security management, controls, and auditing practices for firmware. Organisations should look to embed firmware security into risks assessments and controls, and implement continuous monitoring with tools designed for embedded devices.
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How About a Mobile Threat Defense Initiative?
According to Gartner, apps, the presence of a microphone, camera, text history, call