In August, we wrote a blog on 7 Online Safety Security Tips. Even though we aren’t a cybersecurity company and our security solutions focus on physical threats, we still want to keep our customers and prospects updated on the latest security topics and trends.
Recent hacks make it hard for people to trust where and how they shop. Stolen identities can change a person’s life forever. Scam emails and phone calls seem to never end. Not to mention the harm of physical threats like break-ins, theft, and natural disasters. If there’s a way for something to be broken into and property or data to be stolen or tampered with, it might only be a matter of time before something happens to your place of work. These are the latest security topics, trends, and ways to stay safe in the modern day of never-ending threats.
The Latest Security Topics And Trends
There were many data breaches in 2017. Equifax, Verizon, and Kmart were all hacked, the sizes of which are increasing. We will likely see more of these hacks in 2018 with every high profile company at risk for being hacked.
Ransomware attacks will also likely increase in 2018. When someone gets access to your data they can threaten to publish, steal, or block access from your own data unless a ransom is paid. As long as victims of ransomware attacks are paying to rescue their data, the attacks will continue.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI will eventually disrupt every industry as the technology becomes more available and useful in each industry. The hope for the security world is that AI will come alongside technologies already put in place to help protect against physical and cyber threats.
On the other hand, some are worried about the negative impact AI will have and if the benefits will outweigh the risks. Currently, AI is designed for narrow and specific tasks, but many researchers want to create general AI (AGI) for broader and more comprehensive tasks, which would mean AGI would outperform humans at nearly every cognitive task. All we can do is sit back and watch as AI unfolds before our eyes in the years to come.
User Behavior Analytics
This goes hand-in-hand with Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. When someone’s information is stolen, the thief can cause a lot of damage in no time at all. Malicious behavior can raise a red flag to officials that something is wrong.
User Behavior Analytics tracks people’s behaviors and habits online overtime and in the event of something going wrong, can quickly stop a thief from causing more damage.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention physical threats to your business, which tend to be external and come from natural disasters, break-ins, and simple carelessness. Natural disasters can’t be prevented, but you can implement systems and procedures to be better prepared for them. If you’re a business owner in California and don’t have an updated fire alarm system, you’re putting your people and property in danger.
Break-ins can easily be prevented with our verified audio and security camera system. Apprehensions are kind of our thing and we’ll ensure anyone who tries breaking in is caught and doesn’t come around again. If your company has a server room, you’ll also want to keep that safe, too. We recently wrote a series on our blog on how to do so. Find out how to prevent physical threats to your server room here.
We hope these blogs that encompass all security threats increase your trust in us. As a security company, we value all aspects of the industry and stay on top of the latest information to keep you most informed.