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May 18, 2020

Technology Needed to Keep Your Business Safe in 2020



Modern business owners have far more to worry about than their predecessors. With the prevalence of cybercrime on the rise, they need to worry about defending their data and assets not just against burglars and fraudsters but also cybercriminals. Read on to find out about what types of technology business owners need to keep their assets safe in 2020.



Enhanced Third-Party Vetting

There are many third-party managed IT and online security companies out there, but not all of them are created equal. Today, business owners can find third-party providers that have been vetted by external organizations to ensure their protection policies and risk-management procedures are up-to-date with industry standards. Business owners can now find managed IT services that can show proof of SOC2 Certification to ensure their data and assets remain protected.

Security By Design

It used to be the case that cybersecurity was an afterthought. With rising rates of cybercrime, more of today’s computers and software programs are designed with security and encryption features built-in, but that doesn’t mean business owners can just set up their software and forget about it. As security protocols change, hackers develop new techniques for breaching them and it’s difficult for non-specialized software developers to keep up, which means third-party security is still a must.

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to identify anomalies that human security officers might miss. AI-integrated cybersecurity systems are much better at detecting risks, especially when it comes to potential security breaches. Many risk identification systems use AI to conduct pre-defined attacks and come up with solutions before businesses face real attacks from actual cybercriminals.

Limited Data Transit

IT professionals recommend that modern businesses and organizations treat sensitive data such as certifications and bank card details with special care. These forms of confidential data are at the highest risk while in transit, as routers and IoT centers are facing increased attacks. Businesses can limit the amount of sensitive data stored on Internet-accessible networks and when they must transmit data, they can use encryption to keep hackers at bay in the transit stage.

Secure Cloud Use

Cloud-based storage has become increasingly popular in recent years, which has made it a target for hackers looking for sensitive data. In 2020, technology such as secure web gateways and web application firewalls are increasingly being used to protect cloud-based data, but there are still plenty of risks. Any business that uses cloud-based storage or services should find a third-party managed IT service that offers comprehensive cloud security.

Predictive Modeling

Many modern forms of cyber protection use programs divorced from the assets they are designed to protect. This allows security companies to catch cybercriminals before they can actually attack an organization’s sensitive resources. Combine predictive modeling with AI and data analytics, and business owners can expect systems that identify threat vectors before hackers can even infiltrate their systems.

The Bottom Line

Modern cybersecurity companies use AI, data analytics, and predictive modeling to spot potential threats for their clients and identify them in advance. The security experts combine human expertise with digital tools for enhancing performance, providing the comprehensive protection that modern business owners need to avoid attacks and focus on more important things, like growing their businesses. Get in touch with a reputable managed IT and security provider for a quote as soon as possible to avoid data breaches and other cyberattacks.



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