Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in data breaches, email hacking schemes, and ransomware attacks across the globe. And if that wasn’t enough to consider when developing your IT security plan, here are three future threats to think about.
3 Future Threats to Include in Your IT Strategy Now
1. AI-based protection. We see an opportunity for AI to help manage IT security and alert users when their networks are being compromised, either through hostile activity or as a result of security policy violations. Benefits of using AI include defense against cyber-attacks, defense against software errors and failures, and improved security and crime prevention. And while no one expects AI to come in and solve all our cyber security problems, AI technology is moving closer to being one of the tools of tomorrow to help keep data and systems protected. The catch: Hackers will exploit AI the way they exploit everything else, making 24/7 monitoring and multiple layers of security necessary to effectively protect your organization.
2. Evolving challenges in protecting client data. Each year, new threats become commonplace, government shutdowns threaten the larger system infrastructure, and the conversation around data mining and selling personal data becomes more relevant and heated. Data breaches evolve both in frequency and in volume – think Target, Yahoo, and Capital One. Even thinking about data breaches can be a scary thing. Data protection procedures will need to not only comply with all laws and regulations, but must also be agile and proactive, capable of keeping up with future threats, to ensure that all your data is protected. The catch: Hackers will continue to grow more sophisticated in their efforts to fool your employees into taking their bait. Awareness, training, and sophisticated email security will be required, to stay a step ahead.
3. 5G, IoT, and other new tech will introduce more risk. Technology is changing quickly. The catch: Adopting new technology will be a means of remaining competitive and will be necessary for serving your customers, but it also introduces new risks – some of which no one can predict. The only way to protect your organization is to have a team of experts who are constantly assessing risk, proactively developing and implementing solutions, and at your side to help you navigate the complexities.
The ITeam understands the IT security issues facing businesses in Canada. We are committed to helping Calgary- and Alberta-based businesses develop proactive, cost-effective IT strategies that minimize risk and maximize efficiency. We are dedicated to helping your business protect its systems from threats – including those on the horizon. While you are thinking about ways to keep data safe, eliminate email hacks, and manage your IT in a way that makes sense for you, contact us and let’s work together to keep you running smoothly and safely.