Cybersecurity trends that enterprises should watch out for in 2020

Cyber and Data security is increasingly becoming a priority for enterprises engaged in all industries. The first step towards protecting enterprises from the reputational, financial and data losses due to cyberattacks is to be aware of the potential threats, especially as they continue to upgrade their existing IT infrastructure with emerging technologies like IoT and 5G. These new technologies also open themselves up to new potential threats associated with them. Following are six trends that enterprise cybersecurity teams must be aware of and prepare for in 2020:

The growing need for threat detection and response.

Until recently, most enterprises have been viewing cyber-attacks as they would view industrial fires. They have been believing that with enough preventive measures in place, no cyberthreat -- existing or emerging -- would harm their enterprise. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Protecting your public cloud

Business leaders often think that using public cloud applications keeps their data secure. However, while cloud applications offer an increased level of security. However, data stored on cloud, although safer in certain aspects than that stored on-premise, is also vulnerable to hacks and breaches.

How to effectively manage enterprise cybersecurity even with a small team

Despite its growing importance for the sustainability of businesses, cybersecurity in India is still not given as much attention as it deserves. And a major reason for this, according to a recent study, is that Indian executives are too busy with other priorities to focus on cybersecurity. This, along with the fact that there is a serious shortage of trained and certified cybersecurity personnel at the C-suite level means that cybersecurity teams are often shorthanded.

How to secure your enterprise's roaming users

With remote working becoming an increasingly popular trend among workers, enterprises are feeling the need to implement strict policies to secure their data and applications. However, despite devising strict and detailed policies for the use of personal laptop devices, enterprise cybersecurity teams are often let down by firewall solutions that fail to enforce their security policies across a variety of devices and networks(like public Wi-Fi hotspots)...

The growing threat of zero-day attacks and how to prevent them

If you ask cybersecurity professionals what the biggest external threat to their enterprise is, they’ll probably say it’s the one they haven’t encountered yet. With technology rapidly evolving by the day and data becoming an increasingly valuable commodity, hackers’ attempts to steal or destroy critical data are also growing. These attempts are not only growing in numbers but also in sophistication. And as a result, many cyberattacks exploiting previously unknown vulnerabilities, i.e., zero-day attacks, are on the rise.

How to achieve SaaS security

According to recent research, 89% of companies use SaaS applications. This is hardly surprising, considering the benefits of SaaS like increased mobility, efficiency, and perceived security. However, just because your data is on the cloud doesn't mean it's secure. Businesses are increasingly facing data leaks and other forms of cyber threats associated with SaaS applications.

Overcoming cloud security challenges

Enterprises usually adopt a cloud strategy to maximize their business efficiency. Having multiple cloud services also allows them to distribute the risk associated with having a single cloud application provider. Due to the presence of different servers, they can avoid DoS or DDoS attacks...

Prevent BEC attacks with enhanced Email Security

Business Email Compromise, commonly known as BEC attacks, are among the biggest email security threats faced by enterprises. The most popular case of BEC that comes to mind is the one that happened to the Indian subsidiary of an Italy-based multinational organization Maire Tecnimont, earlier this year. The massive BEC scam led to a loss of USD 18.6 million at the hands of a group of Chinese hackers!

Frequent connectivity failures can be costly. Prevent them with Multi-Wan management

Whatever your industry, product, or service may be, there are a few basic necessities that your business can't do without. Chief among these necessities are people, money, and a working internet connection. Regardless of whether you own a local brick-and-mortar establishment or an international billion-dollar enterprise, you need to be connected to the internet to communicate with your customers, employees, and partners.