How Telcos Can Arm Themselves to be Competetive
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The world of cybersecurity and cybersecurity trends are constantly evolving. Both security experts and hackers alike are constantly leveraging new technology and innovations in an attempt to outsmart each other.
At the same time, new landscapes are emerging and presenting customers with a range of unique challenges to consider. Everything from IoT to the rise of 5G has a part to play in how companies secure their data. Now more than ever, it’s crucial for every organisation to ensure they have the right defences in place to protect both business IP, and consumer information.
As we move towards a new year of potential disruption in the cybersecurity space, here are some of the trends you may have recognised in 2022.
Increased IoT Vulnerabilities
IoT, or the Internet of Things has been around for quite some time now, helping to connect the devices we use everyday to the opportunities offered by the internet. However, as the world becomes increasingly “smarter”, we’re seeing a rapid adoption of all kinds of new IoT tools. The right devices have the potential to accelerate business efficiency and productivity, while boosting customer experiences. But they also present a range of security challenges.
Within the next five years, experts estimate there will be around 64 billion IoT devices operating around the world. Many of these tools will have vulnerabilities connected to them, which allow criminals to enter networks using underhanded methods. Companies investing in the future of IoT will need to ensure their devices are secure.
The Evolution of 5G
5G, and faster internet connections represent a fantastic opportunity for businesses and consumers alike. With a strong, latency-free connection, businesses can support HD video conferences and meaningful experiences in real-time. However, this landscape is extremely new, which means it may take time for developers and vendors to create security solutions specifically designed for 5G.
In the meantime, companies embracing 5G connections will need to think carefully about how they can protect the data sent through mobile internet. This will be particularly crucial at a time when hybrid and remote work opportunities are growing increasingly popular. Distributed employees will need to take extra measures to protect the data they work with via 5G.
State-Level Ransomware and New Regulations
Geopolitical tensions in the last couple of years have already begun to have a resounding impact on the world of cybersecurity. The conflict between powerful countries in the world today can be enhanced by the use of “cyber warfare” techniques. Even ransomware has begun to accelerate at a state level, providing a fertile opportunity for criminals to gain access to state secrets.
Going forward, we’re likely to see the introduction of new regulations intended to reduce the strain on world-leading governments. These regulations will influence how governments store and manage data on a massive scale, potentially leading to the creation of new tools specifically built to aid security.
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