As more companies embrace remote work, adopt cloud-based solutions, and use IoT and other emerging technologies, the digital landscape continues to expand at a rapid pace. With so much digital growth and so many assets for organizations to protect, the opportunity for cyberattacks also continues to grow. In fact, worldwide, cybercrime is expected to cost companies an estimated $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, up from $3 trillion in 2015, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.
As the damage from cyberattacks rises, IT teams across every organization and industry are making security and compliance a top priority. They are seeking out new ways to prevent potential cyber threats that could negatively impact mission-critical digital assets and infrastructure. Let’s take a look at the top trending security and compliance technologies organizations are turning to keep their networks safe from scammers.
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
Secure access service edge, a.k.a. SASE (pronounced “sassy”), is quickly gaining acceptance among businesses and IT teams. SASE is a network architecture that combines VPN and SD-WAN and provides service directly to a network source, such as a user or device. SASE offers a centralized security solution with a unique ability to enable security controls based on digital identity, which can be associated with any person, device, app, or computing system. In other words, it is an ideal solution for providing a secure environment for remote users across multiple devices and locations, eliminating the need for traditional, less-secure methods, such as VPNs or DMZs.
SASE solutions also help streamline security across an entire organization, reducing the number of vendors and equipment IT departments need to manage. Plus, they offer a variety of security functionalities, including encryption, multi-factor authentication, Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS), and zero-trust network access.
As more companies recognize the need for best-in-class security solutions, SASE adoption is expected to grow. According to Dell’Oro Group, the SASE market is expected to triple by 2026, reaching $13 billion.
Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (CDR)
Cloud-based disaster recovery (CDR) is exactly what you would expect it to be. It’s a cloud-based solution that helps businesses quickly recover after a disaster strikes, allowing you to access your systems virtually. CDR has changed the game in terms of disaster recovery technology, eliminating the need to manage a secondary data center location or monitor backup servers or other traditional hardware. By leveraging the cloud, administrators can quickly access their networks to get back up and running faster — and at a lower cost.
Rather than relying on servers, CDR captures an entire server image virtually, stores it, and waits for it to be deployed when disaster strikes, making recovery a much quicker process compared to traditional disaster recovery solutions.
Zero-Trust Security Models
Zero-trust models are quickly emerging as the solution of choice for keeping critical networks and important digital assets secure company-wide. According to Statista, 80% of respondents from a global survey have plans of adopting zero trust in the future or have already adopted it. A zero-trust model operates on the concept of “never trust, always verify” for every user — without exception. Strict identity verification and multi-factor authentication are enforced at the most granular level to ensure assets (e.g., documents, programs, and devices) are protected.
As the number of remote workers, apps, and autonomous IoT devices an organization has to support skyrockets, IT teams are recognizing that making a shift from traditional boundary-based security solutions to a zero-trust solution can bring many benefits. Zero trust allows organizations to keep better tabs on corporate infrastructure, create streamlined security policies and ensure mission-critical assets are protected.
Cyberattacks are getting more sophisticated and complex by the minute, leaving enterprises with the challenge of securing hundreds, if not thousands, of connected devices and other important digital assets. To prevent cybercriminals from causing serious harm to a company’s digital infrastructure, IT teams are leveraging deception technology, an emerging cybersecurity tactic that redirects criminal activity away from a company’s real assets to fake assets through the use of decoys. The traps are intended to create a deceptive environment for the scammer, stopping any malicious activity in its tracks — often in real-time.
For instance, if an attacker interacts with a decoy, an alert will be sent and the attack will be recorded to help the organization identify network vulnerabilities and gain a better understanding of how to prevent future security breaches.
According to ReportLinker, the global market for deception technology is projected to reach over $4 billion by 2026, up from $1.9 billion in 2020.
Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
Another proactive approach to detecting and preventing malicious attacks is XDR, or extended detection and response technology. A cloud-native solution, XDR utilizes big data analytics to deliver visibility across a company’s IT landscape, including its data, endpoints, critical systems, and apps throughout its network. Designed to actively learn about emerging threats through artificial intelligence and machine learning, XDR can collect and organize threat data to help organizations get a clearer picture of their network vulnerabilities. What’s more, XDR reporting and automation tools allow organizations to glean useful insights into the motivation behind an attack and how to detect and prevent future security breaches.
According to a Statista survey of IT and cybersecurity professionals, 42% of respondents in North America state that one of the most appealing capabilities of XDR is the simplified visualization of complex attacks to help them identify and understand how they mitigate the issue.
Security and compliance will always be a priority.
At the end of the day, network security will always be a top priority for IT professionals. While keeping critical digital assets safe can be challenging, enlisting the top security and compliance tools and technologies can make all the difference in keeping cyberattacks at bay.
Contact us to learn more about Maven Wave / Atos’ security solutions and how to keep your network and digital infrastructure protected.
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