Who is the main driver for digitalization? Your CFO, CEO, or maybe the Chief Digital Officer? As a popular quote nowadays says — Covid-19! In a pandemic situation, cybersecurity and managed services have gained massive importance.
According to a survey by McKinsey, Covid-19 has speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years. As Satya Nadella — CEO of Microsoft, said: We have seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in just two months.
Such a massive ocean of data becomes a theft risk. Recently Acronis explained the DarkSide ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline infrastructure and the damage it caused.
How to achieve Protection?
With the impact of remote work, cybersecurity and managed services changed to complex activities. That resulted in new levels of vulnerability and risk across all company levels. To implement protection, make sure you use long-term security and backup solutions.
We would like to point out three cybersecurity and managed services trends you can follow while digitizing your business.
1. Everything goes to the Cloud — from cybersecurity to backup inclusive
Moving data from place to place from the Cloud to the local workspace requires an approach beyond the traditional.. Such a large rapid affects the whole IT infrastructure. IDC forecasts that by 2025 the global annual size of created data will grow to 163 zettabytes — or this is ten times the 16.1ZB of data generated in 2016.
Another report from the Mordor Intelligence projects that “managed services, for Cloud, IoT platforms, containers, DevOps, and Big Data, are expected to have tremendous potential for managed service providers during the forecasted period. Additionally, according to CISCO, by 2020, 46% of network devices are likely to be machine-to-machine or IoT, , which are vulnerable to attacks”.
In a related development, recently, Acronis has announced changes to the licensing models, presenting Acronis Cyber Cloud — providing different vectors of protection.
2.There is a Surge in the need for Cybersecurity professionals
It doesn’t matter if it’s quick troubleshooting, monitoring a specific network, or battling a high-level security threat. Your business needs well-trained and professional surveillance staff.
As the CEO of Signal Sciences mentioned, security leaders need to develop new ways to collaborate with development operations to maintain protection without impeding DevOps agility.
Meanwhile, the demand for Cybersecurity Professionals will remain an issue. According to ISC, 81% of respondents indicated that their job function has changed during the pandemic.
3.Artificial intelligence is employed by both good and bad guys in cybersecurity
Both corporations and adversaries use artificial intelligence to achieve an advantage over their adversaries. Large amounts of data sets need artificial intelligence to safeguard and protect organizational standard practices from data breaches. Cyber solutions based on intelligent decisions assist humans in their activities, protecting them from attacks or exploitation. Adversary also use AI-based bots to attempt communications across different types of IoT devices.
For example, IBM reports $3.58 million savings on average of the total cost of a data breach in organizations with fully deployed security automation versus those with no automation deployed.
Implementing a sophisticated AI strategy helps companies counter cyber-criminals and protect their valuable Intellectual Property.
Navigating in the era of advanced automation, 24/7 cyber threats, and the increased criticality of corporate data requires continuous education and awareness of the corporate staff.