According to the research and advisory group Gartner, these are the biggest security and risk management trends that companies must prepare for in 2019.
We might already be 4 months into the year, but that doesn’t mean much when you are planning and preparing for the worst case scenario. Businesses always need to be on the lookout for new, concerning threats and they need to know how they will be able to minimise the damage should they fall victim to any one of them.
- Data security investments will be given priority
Data is complex and when a company lacks understanding, it leads to gaps in the protection of the data. These days, data is worth a lot of money and more companies are choosing to invest in data security via a governing framework. Companies choose to take this route rather than buying data protection products which are difficult to adapt to the unique needs of the company.
- Focus on detecting threats and responses
In the past, most security systems were put in place in the hopes that it would prevent threats made. While this did stop various threats from becoming an issue, the latest trend is to detect the threat before it’s even got to the point where it has to be prevented. Security operation centres are the trend for 2019 and these can either be built by the company or outsourced.
- Cloud security
With just about everything being web-based these days, the threats have also gone online. The problem with online security is that it stretches already pressured security systems and there is the issue of talent. Many organisations are not in a good position to improve their online security but the trend of 2019 points to a need for better online security, so companies need to start looking at their options.
- Removing the need for passwords
Wherever there is human involvement, there runs the risk of costly errors. Using technology that allows for passwordless authentication to give people access to areas or information is the way things are moving in 2019. Using Touch ID on smartphones or using other fingerprint technology is being increasingly used by both customers and employees while the trend is also creeping into personal security.
Businesses and private individuals have a lot to look forward to in terms of security products. The industry is one that is always changing and developing to meet the growing threats and concerns faced. The best way to keep your company secure is by implementing the right physical security products along with using reliable software to keep your online presence and data safe.