As discussed in Part 1, hackers and their attacks are increasingly becoming more sophisticated, and so owners and managers must remain current with cybersecurity developments. Part 2 will discuss Multifactor Authentication Growing, Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals, and Security Technology Increasingly Sophisticated.
Multifactor Authentication Growing
Research found that 6 out of 10 data breaches were caused by default, stolen, or weak passwords. To avoid a brute force password attack from succeeding, the minimum length recommended by experts for passwords is 13 characters. These breaches can also be attributed to the fact that numerous companies still utilize single factor authentication. As a result, IT administrators are increasingly implementing multifactor authentication for greater protection.
Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals
A growing shortage of cybersecurity professionals will increasingly be a concern for numerous companies in the near future. Even above-market salaries and generous benefit packages do not ensure landing suitable candidates. One growing solution available is securing the services of a firm to manage all the cybersecurity needs of a company. Outsourcing may prove to be beneficial economically for smaller organizations as they will not have to carry the costs of their own IT personnel.
Security Technology Increasingly Sophisticated
Rapid advancements in technologies are helping organizations improve their cybersecurity. An emerging solution is the use of remote browsers for the purpose of isolating a user’s browsing session from the rest of a network. In addition, deception technology is being deployed for detection, analysis, and protection of an organization’s system from zero-day and other advanced attacks. For example, a decoy system can be used to emulate a company’s actual system and its confidential data to lure an attacker and defeat them. It is hoped that the increasing sophistication of cybersecurity technology will be able to keep up with the ingenuity of cybercriminals.
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