It’s no secret that the enormous changes that organizations were forced to make in the IT processes last year have come with increased cyber security threats. As we switch to a “new normal,” the terrain remains uncertain. Organizations must stay on top of the changing threat landscape, as various cyber security trends are developing from the post-pandemic age. In this blog, we have discussed such general trends from an IT security perspective.
- Emerging operating models
Some businesses will have to switch to new operating models. Cybersecurity and IT rights would require cautious assessment and careful handling for these organizations in any incident’s immediate aftermath.
Monitoring and support for remote workers will become critical. Before permitting the relocated system to reconnect to the network, cybersecurity specialists must adopt a system and access scrutiny for personnel who move from home to the workplace.
- Security at the edge
Recognizing the impact of working from home is the next stage in repositioning security in an organization. Almost all workforces became remote during the pandemic’s peak, and even when enterprises progressively return to offices, there will still be a large network of remote workers.
Without VPN architectures, this rapid and massive shift to remote working at the initiation of lockdown constraints would not have been possible. However, the safety governing VPNs is not as powerful as it needs to be for the heavy reliance on these systems to link employees to critical applications within organizations. As a result, businesses have shifted to Privileged Access Management (PAM) to support global remote access, including SD-WAN. These systems now have integrated security measures, providing remote workers with nearly the same level of protection as the head office.
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions are a more secure alternative to VPNs that are projected to become more prominent in the future. These services combine network and network security into a single cloud service that is both secure and capable of providing the amount of connectivity required by edge devices.
- Emergence of micro-segmentation
Segmentation and micro-segmentation are anticipated to control digital identities and implement zero-trust network security. Increased investment in vendor roadmap related to zero trust investments will allow for more effective interventions to secure networks.
- Deploying advanced technology
Advanced capabilities backed by next-generation technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning must be included in threat detection and response capabilities. These are required to recognize & respond to end-user anomalies on machines without human intervention on a real-time basis.
A new paradigm of cyber security has dawned due to the pandemic. IT security professionals who push the game and defend their organizations’ people, technology & data against new or increased threats from more skilled cyber-criminals will be critical to ensure business continuity.
Cyber security teams have surmounted the initial obstacles during the crisis, there is an opportunity to learn from the pandemic to strengthen cyber security posture in the long run. The pandemic has posed a significant challenge for businesses worldwide; IT security experts who step up their game against the increased threats posed by skilled cyber-criminals are critical for the future.