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A look into the future of cyber-security

17 December 2015

With technology becoming more and more prevalent, businesses are continuing to grow each year due to advanced productivity. Unfortunately, such progression is predicted to amplify security threats over the next five years, more so than ever before, so it’s time to consider how this might impact your business.

Does your business have an extremely dynamic workplace environment? Are your employees no longer within the confines of a trusted network, or the restrictions of a specific device?

If so, then like many other businesses out there, you will find that your biggest challenge over the next few years is protecting your workforce and the valuable information it contains. Not so long ago, devices and other applications were directed primarily to a corporate network and data centres, making security fairly straight forward. But now, and as far as future predications go, devices are being directed to the internet and the cloud which adding strain to security strategies. You will have also noticed that everyday objects are becoming smarter and inter-connected; businesses have the ability to sustain more profound, real-time connections with their customers and partners. But the problem is that a large amount of data is being shared, and its value is on the rise.

In addition, technological devices are predicted to grow in volume and variety, and according to the Intel Security 2016 report, connected devices will rise to 200 billion and more by 2020.

This, combined with an endless need for security, and a shortage of security expertise, means that over the next five years, the security industry must simplify and automate defences and their configurations with machine learning and networked collaboration.

Looking ahead, you will notice a need for security services that provide education, guidance, setup and update assistance to your business. Boosting security competence will be a key consideration for the future of business success. With the number of devices to protect set to exceed 200 billion, the required number of skilled security professionals is also set to increase, despite the fact that the market is already below demand. Consequently, it’s now predicted that this will lead to a richer automation of security functions and a continued development of security as a service. 

Upcoming Cyber-Security Trends

To help you consider your upcoming security strategy, Prodec has put together a list of future security trends businesses are predicted to engage with over the next five years:

  • Behavioural analytics to detect irregular activities
  • Shared threat intelligence to deliver faster and better protection
  • Cloud-integrated security to improve visibility and control
  • Automated detection and correction to protect more devices with fewer security professionals

The success and reputation of your business is determined by the level of protection in place, so security must be at the forefront of your business strategy. With sophisticated cyber-crime set to rise over the next five years Prodec Networks wants to help you stay ahead of attacks. The qualified team of experts at Prodec works with best in class security technologies and manufacturers to deliver tailored security solutions to businesses of all types and sizes.

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