3 Tech Trends That Make Cybersecurity Incredibly Important
As humans continue to innovate, more technology gets released every year. With all the technology coming out, cybersecurity has become more important than ever. It’s a trend in-of-itself that cybersecurity breaches are inevitable, and it’s only a matter of time until a company’s sensitive data is infiltrated.
The migration into a fully cyber dependent world has certainly been an interesting thing to watch. There are 3 major trends that have emerged that should make everyone a little nervous as technology continues to evolve. The remainder of this article discusses those 3 trends and countermeasures to deal with them.
1. Everything Is Going Mobile
The mobile revolution is here and is likely not going away anytime soon. The smartphone has become the primary tool for interacting with people and other businesses, which has opened up a whole slew of potential cybersecurity issues.
For one, mobile devices are incredibly easy to lose or have stolen. If you don’t protect your device with a password and remote data-wiping capabilities, you are gambling with you and your business’ sensitive data.
Also, as eluded to earlier, more transactions are occurring on smartphones than ever before. That means the sensitive data you put at-risk isn’t something you’d want to have comprised.
2. Connected Everything
Have you ever heard of the term IoT? If you haven’t, you will. It stands for “internet of things”, and it refers to the increasing number of devices and gadgets that are syncing up to the internet. These devices are able to interact with each other and anything else in the online world.
While this is definitely convenient, it also creates a huge number of cybersecurity risks. These risks continue to grow as more things are added to the IoT movement. Right now, one of the best things you can do is get some sort of internet controlling software that monitors and protects your network from cyber-related attacks.
It’s almost impossible to keep an eye on all the cybersecurity risks your IoT faces, but a good software is a great place to start.
3. Businesses Collecting More Sensitive Customer Data
This trend might be the scariest of the lot. Businesses that operate to any degree online require collecting at least some sort of private customer data, whether that be a credit card, bank account, address, telephone number, or something else.
The number of cybersecurity attacks are increasing because this data is now almost everywhere, and without a doubt, not everyone is protected. There’s really no reason for a hacker not to engage in malicious behavior if it’s working with relative ease.
In 2017 and beyond, the amount of data that will be online in unsecure data repositories is downright scary. For this reason alone, cybersecurity will have to continue its push to the forefront of business’ and the public’s minds.
Summing It All Up
No one is debating that technology is a good thing. Much like electricity and the automobile, humans have to find ways to utilize it in a way that’s safe and effective for everyone. By being knowledgeable of the trends above, you can help take a proactive approach in dealing with the cybersecurity issues being faced in today’s world.