Security Must-Knows for 2021

Security Must-Knows for 2021

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by Alan Jackson — 2 months ago in Security 2 min. read
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As companies return to some sense of normality in 2021, both physical and online security continue to be key concerns for small businesses and large corporations alike.

By keeping up to date with the latest trends, however, you can prioritise the health and wellness of your employees and safeguard your brand for years to come. Continue reading to familiarise yourself with the security must-knows for 2021.

The cybersecurity mesh

The cybersecurity mesh is, in the simplest of terms, a complete reconfiguration of the traditional approach to network security. It, essentially, allows for the existing security perimeter to be redefined around the identity of a person or thing.

In the long run, it can lead to greater safety and security on a company-wide scale. With manual work processes becoming digitised at an accelerated pace, a growing number of digital assets, as well as individuals, have found themselves outside of the traditional enterprise infrastructure.

The cybersecurity mesh can allow businesses to deploy security in a way that is flexible, agile, and scalable.
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Contactless access control

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As employees make their way back to the office, access control, once again, becomes a problem. As well as protecting digital data, however, you must also protect physical assets and individuals.

For example, a simple smart card and smart card reader network can transform your approach to safety and security in the workplace and lead to greater productivity and morale in the long run.

As a result, employees are much more likely to feel sufficiently protected at work and employers are much more likely to benefit from the long-term benefits of future-proofing their physical workplace.

Targeted ransomware

With cybersecurity dominating the airwaves on a global scale, targeted ransomware is more important, and more prevalent, than ever before.

This is especially the case for businesses in developed countries that heavily rely on software to run their business both physically and remotely on a daily basis.

For example, the so-called Wanna Cry global cyberattack on the National Health Service in 2017 corrupted over 70,000 medical devices. It targeted computers that ran the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting identifying data and demanding immediate payment in the form of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
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Cloud computing

Cloud computing has infiltrated a number of industries and sectors on a global scale. But with more organisations than ever before getting involved, it has highlighted the need for strict safety and security measures in the event of a widespread data leak.

Whilst leading cloud computing providers, such as Google and Microsoft, may provide first-class security on their end, the user is responsible for ensuring their end is sufficiently protected from human error, malicious software, and phishing attacks.

As 2021 reaches its final quarter, a number of security trends have dominated the airwaves.

From the cybersecurity mesh and contactless access control to targeted ransomware and cloud computing, it is more important than ever before to educate yourself, and your employees, on the threat of an internal or external attack both physically as well as digitally.

Alan Jackson

Alan is content editor manager of The Next Tech. He loves to share his technology knowledge with write blog and article. Besides this, He is fond of reading books, writing short stories, EDM music and football lover.

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