Top 10 Cybersecurity Trends for 2021 – Part 1
December 24, 2020
Choosing Wired or Wireless for Your Company – Part 1
January 6, 2021

As mentioned in Part 1, the COVID-19 era has made organizations significantly more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Companies must increase cybersecurity awareness among employees to lessen the likelihood of data breaches. Part 2 will continue discussing the Top 10 Cybersecurity Trends for 2021.

6) Cloud Based Security Expanded

Enterprises are increasingly transitioning data storage and computing to the cloud, and thus cloud-based security services and platforms are also expanding. Utilizing them brings benefits such as decreased costs, greater scalability, stronger protections, and consistent compliance. As security requirements grow, solutions for analytics and measurement will grow in demand.

7) Data Encryption Upgrades

Numerous websites are employing outdated data encryption methods, making them much more vulnerable to cyberattacks. As data privacy laws are becoming more strictly enforced, companies must ensure that sensitive personal data is well protected. Upgrading their data encryption solutions will help prevent costly data breaches.

8) Cyber Insurance Policies

Perhaps it most valuable asset, a company’s data should be covered by an insurance policy. As a data breach or ransomware may cost millions of dollars in damages, cyber insurance provides a safety net for organizations of every size. Payments for insurance premiums have become an accepted cost of doing business, and now amount to approximately $6 billion annually.

9) Elimination of Passwords

The theft of passwords has resulted in numerous security breaches, so businesses are transitioning to authentication solutions that are password-less. Methods include biometric authentication, hardware tokens, knowledge-based authentication, and one-time password generators.

10) Consulting Cybersecurity Experts

A growing number of organizations are turning to consulting with cybersecurity experts to protect their essential and sensitive data. Much of this growth can be attributed to the increasing sophistication of both cyberattacks and the solutions needed for protection. In addition, data privacy laws such as the EU’s GDPR require companies to take greater responsibility for the security of personal data gathered from users.
Alpha Engineering Business Support
Choosing an expert computer technology-support provider is an important decision for your business. Alpha Engineering Associates has been a trusted partner of many companies in the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis areas since 1990 and offer:

  • 24/7 Managed Services for Business Computing Systems


  • Network and Mobile Computing Support


  • Disaster Recovery Planning


  • Software Development

For affordable client-focused network consulting services and solutions, please call Alpha Engineering Associates today at (410) 295-9500.

Comments are closed.