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Emerging trends in cyber security

Introduction

The Cyber security landscape has changed significantly since 2020 due to the pandemic. In the wake of remote access becoming the ‘new normal, organizations encountered several IT administrative, operational and security challenges. Cyber attacks have also increased. As a result, new trends are emerging in cyber security.

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Myths Busted

Alongside the intricate world of cybersecurity, the myths and misconceptions regarding the same are growing continually as well. As most people tend to ignore the details, they usually believe in these fallacies and end up prejudicing everything. Thus, in this write-up, we are going to bust a few myths.

 

Myth: Only the IT team of an organization is responsible for cybersecurity breaches.

Reality: It is, indeed, pretty accurate that the IT professionals of a company generally set up and implement a new cybersecurity infrastructure. However, it is almost impossible for them to stay on guard all the time and protect the network environment. A well-planned cyberattack can occur from almost anywhere at any time (around 1,470 breaches occurred in the year of 2019). So, in reality, almost anyone in the corporation can be responsible for cyber assault. Due to this reason, each and every employee needs to be wary before opening any e-mail from an unknown source. Furthermore, they should avoid clicking on unidentified links as well. Besides, the head of the organization will also need to use a User Behavior Analytics tool in their system. It, in turn, will help him or her to keep an eye on their employees and identify any suspicious behaviour.

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How to Deal with Cybersecurity despite a Limited IT Budget?

Cybersecurity issues are emerging to be fiercer day by day. In fact, the average cost of a data breach in 2019 stood at $3.92 million. Many companies across the world experience detrimental consequences due to these breaches where they end up losing their client base, market reputation, and financial stability. Considering that more than 83% of the global workplace is expected to move to the cloud by the end of 2020, cybersecurity has become more important than ever.

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Enhance Decision Making with User Behaviour Analytics (UBA)

Security has become one of the major concerns for almost all organizations nowadays. They have to undertake a number of measures to ensure their systems remain protected from any threats or intrusions. However, hackers and thieves always find a new way to break the security layer and enter the company’s network. This is where User Behaviour Analytics (UBA) can help companies out.

Don’t worry if you haven’t heard about UBA before. We will learn here about what this concept is, how it helps companies in increasing security and its effects on decision making. Therefore, you will be able to understand UBA in and out. Moreover, you can then move on to implement it for your purpose.

Without further ado, let’s dig into the details and know more about UBA.

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Top IT Trends to watch out for in 2021

2020 is ready to bid adieu and the entire world is optimistic about 2021. If 2020 has taught us anything, then it’s definitely the flexibility of IT strategies. Throughout the year, we have been reminded repeatedly about the continuous shifts in technology, IT threat patterns, drastic alteration of IT policies, mid-year shuffle of cybersecurity budget and topsy turvy change of work culture. Nobody anticipated that they would have to retool IT operations overnight due to the sudden pandemic and lockdown situations. COVID-19 has not only forced 360 degree turn in our personal lives, but also affected businesses and enterprise work culture. 

 

2021:  Security Expectations & Threat Possibilities

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How a Pandemic has Changed the Cybersecurity Landscape in the Healthcare Sector?

Earlier in April, Interpol warned that there is going to be a considerable rise in ransomware threats in multiple sectors, including healthcare. Cybercriminals across the country are taking advantage of the vulnerable situation due to COVID-19. The Healthcare sector has always been vulnerable to cyber threats. 

 

Hospitals contain a large amount of personal and valuable data, and they work on thin margins even prior to the pandemic. This implies that healthcare sectors have always been skimp on security resources. This has made hospitals an important target this year when the global health care sector is the focal point. 

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How can cyber security boost the economy?

The financial sector in Bangladesh is evolving faster than ever. The economy is one of the fastest growing 

in 2020. Cybersecurity has become very important as the country’s digitalisation pace has necessitated the need to secure information assets. A compromise of credentials, or an illegitimate access to privileged accounts can inflict heavy financial losses (data breach) to organizations, which could have strong repercussions on the economy. Therefore the economic well-being of any country is directly proportional to cyber security preparedness.

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The Rise of AI in Cybersecurity ARCON Blog

The Rise of AI in Cybersecurity

The sudden technological rise has enabled enterprises and agencies to conduct business and communicate like never before. However, this has made cyberspace an increasingly belligerent environment, with hackers constantly trying to break into the business networks and systems. The goal is simple – extract data and sell it to the highest bidder. Our world runs on data today, and if the systems are compromised, it can wreak havoc on businesses. Billions of dollars are on the line to protect company data, but with increasing cyberspace vulnerabilities, experts and businesses are facing the daunting reality. This is where the need for a technological prodigy comes into consideration.

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Importance of Information Security in CSR

What is CSR?

The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was first discussed in the 1950s though it was widely acknowledged much later during the late 1990s. The core idea of CSR is to integrate business with responsibilities towards our society and environment. CSR, in this way, is considered as the most convincing way to achieve a balance between economic, environmental and social imperatives while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders. Organizations try to enhance the reputation of a company with active CSR, although the concept of CSR goes beyond that.

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Resistance to cultural change plays spoilsport to strengthen enterprise IT security (Part – 2)

How can we overcome cultural resistance?

In our previous blog (posted on 30th August 2019) we discussed how resistance to IT cultural changes can obstruct organizations from strengthening their enterprise security posture. In this blog, we are going to discuss five ways how this crisis situation can be handled effectively by assuaging the workforce’s fear and misconceptions.

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