Every year, cyber-crime attacks are more sophisticated. This is why cybersecurity groups must have a multitude of protection systems that work at maximum performance and allow them to defend the different areas of the network and services from the different types of threats that exist. These systems and their operators must also be continuously updating and verifying protection against emerging threats.

For American consulting company Gartner, companies must protect more than ever before the entrance to their companies’ digital infrastructures, since attacks are becoming more and more organized.

Gartner recently published a report explaining which technologies are the most efficient in cyber-security and why companies in the sector should apply them. According to this document, in 2017 threats to IT companies have remained at a high level. This sector is the worst in terms of cybersecurity, because it is the one that registers the most virulent attacks,”said Neil MacDonald, VP and distinguished analyst and Gartner Fellow Emeritus.

For the analyst, it is important that those who lead these companies evaluate the tools available in cybersecurity and choose those that provide protection against advanced threats. This will enable a more secure digital transformation by these companies, which in turn will enable them to implement current technologies such as the cloud.

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According to Deborah Kish, senior analyst at Gartner, companies are beginning to understand the need for cybersecurity measures in their structures. The global security market is going through a period of disruption due to the rapid transition to digital business models and cloud-based technology,”he emphasizes.

Companies are looking for new technologies to help their users detect security incidents and provide a quick solution. Therefore, it is estimated that by 2020 at least 75% of security products will incorporate Advanced Security Analytics that, through Artificial Intelligence, heuristics and other techniques, will enable large-scale data management and detect potential threats. In addition, this general concern about cybersecurity could allow small businesses to acquire these technologies, increase market share or even their participation in new sectors.

On the other hand, the legislative framework also influences the choice of companies to integrate cybersecurity into their systems. In May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation will enter into force, which allows organisations with heavy fines to be sanctioned if they mismanage private data. With this in mind, companies are now more focused on digital security than ever before.

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For Gartner, cloud platform protection systems are at the forefront of all other technologies to protect information. Today, data centers are made up of physical machines, digital machines, containers, and cloud infrastructures that manage data, and sometimes work with public cloud infrastructures such as service providers. This poses a risk, since most of the successful attacks originate from the public Internet. According to the report, IT security architects can’t stop attacks. However, they can mitigate the damage by isolating end-user browsing sessions from endpoints and networks in the organization.

In addition, Gartner also highlights the increase in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions, which increase antivirus effectiveness through monitoring and detection of strange endpoint behaviors.

On the other hand, the consultant points out that the technology of deception is increasing in the IT security sector. This technique is called this technique because it is defined by the use of practices that attackers use to penetrate systems. By the way, by putting it into practice, it is possible to know their modus operandi and anticipate their movements on future occasions.

 

Source:  Trends in cybersecurity in 2017 by Lucía Gavilán Rivillas. Blogthinkbig, Telefónica