In the cybersecurity sphere, network administrators and cybersecurity officers try to bring their respective organizations up to speed by aiming to emulate the best practices of the industry. To aid them, here are a few realistic resolutions which stakeholders in enterprise security can implement in 2020.
Identify and take measurable actions to fill the cybersecurity skill gap
That cybersecurity is currently in the middle of a skill gap is a bit of an open secret. But while much of 2019 was spent in analyzing the causes of this skill gap and trying to find ways to close the gap, 2020 will be about actually filling it. Enterprises should be aware that they are sitting on a ticking time bomb — while the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals continues to decline, the number and type of threats only continue to multiply. Whether it’s training or upskilling or even finding unconventional methods, it’s important that enterprises take serious actions to fill this gap in 2020.
Adopt new technologies, but with a security-first mindset
With reference to the point above, enterprises might consider looking towards new technologies to stay more productive and relevant in their respective markets — and it is true that technologies like artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to dominate the future. This will be a decade which could see technology change in truly futuristic ways. While it is all extremely exciting, enterprises must also remember the lesson that the last decade taught us – new technology will always provide more opportunities for malicious criminals to use. To keep them at bay, it’s important to adopt new technologies with a mindset that takes into account the threats they pose.
Resolve to view cybersecurity as a business concern and not just an IT one!
2020 is probably the best year for enterprises to understand that cybersecurity is not just an IT concern anymore, it’s a business concern. It affects employees at all levels and can be the difference between whether a brand sees success or not. Everyone needs to play their part in making a difference when it comes to enterprise security – let 2020 be the year where that journey kicks off in earnest.
Invest in people as a cybersecurity resource
The field of cybersecurity has gotten more technical over the years with the advent of specialized new threats and the technology to combat them. But amidst the complexities, enterprises cannot take their focus away from the key resource they possess in the fight against cyber threats – their own people. Employees are the weakest link when it comes to an enterprise’s protection and it is imperative that organizations continue to invest in ensuring that their employees understand the dangers of neglecting cyber threats.
Stay tuned in to what’s happening around the world
The key learning from the last decade has been that cyber threats often act in patterns. It is hence imperative for enterprises to ensure that they have the proper tools at their disposal to conduct threat intelligence. Organizations will observe that threat intelligence will go a long way in ensuring they stay protected.
What do you think of these enterprise security resolutions in 2020? Do you have more to add? Feel free to write in and let us know. Whatever be your security resolution, you can rest assured that Seqrite will continue to ensure the most advanced protection against all manners of cyberthreats.