Technology is advancing rapidly these days. And with it, technologies that cybercriminals use advances as well. As security threats are becoming more developed, security companies are trying to keep up. Cyber threats are becoming more extreme and harder to defend against. Security teams must adapt quickly and implement the latest technology trends that will enable them to maintain successful security. Here are some of the latest security technologies that are being used by security teams to protect vital information.
Preventing loss of data
Security teams can prevent the loss of data by using encryption and tokenization. This means that the data is protected on several levels and cannot be monetized if it gets stolen. Using these methods will also ensure safe transfer of data and its usage without any security risks. This type of data protection is usually used for protecting credit card information, or confidential health records. In the past years, encryption wasn’t as successful, which resulted in fewer companies using this method. But it is believed this is about to change due to new technological advancements.
Many people think that their information is safe behind a username and password. Most of those passwords are weak and eventually can be cracked. There is an obvious need for an additional level of security. The idea is to put authentication into a handheld token. These are usually small and convenient; most of them can hang from your keychain. Each time you try to log in with your username and password, an additional password is sent to your authenticator. Without it, you cannot log in and access your information. This method of protection provides an additional layer of security against Trojans and key loggers.
Cyberattacks usually begin by targeting users with malware or suspicious websites, also suspicious emails can contain similar viruses and malware. These threats can be avoided by using a remote browser. This emerging trend remotely presents a browser that is located on a browser server, usually Linux based. This server can be located either on premises or online hosting can be used. This separation of browsing and corporate network will keep viruses and malware off the user’s system. It is isolated to the server session which can be reset at any time to its “healthy” state and resume safe browsing immediately.
Access Control Systems
Keeping your business and your employees safe is of utmost importance, and access control is the best way to prevent any unauthorized personnel. Instead of providing every employee with a set of keys, employers can hand out personalized credentials. These credentials, in the form of key cards, can be used on readers to unlock doors. Different levels of access can be set by the employer. These key cards also keep track of who entered a certain room and when. The employers also receive a report if someone attempted to access a restricted area. If there is forced entry, it would be wise to have counter security screens. These can protect your employees until help arrives.
The invention of cloud services has changed the direction in which security technologies evolve. Over time, organizations have turned to cloud based services and moved their information online. This means that on-premises security is irrelevant now and new technologies must be developed. Virtualized firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems will be used to maintain cloud security.
As technology changes, so does the way cybercriminals operate. They invent new ways to steal vital information and security teams must keep up the pace to maintain security. Methods of protection span from handheld tokens of authentication, over cloud services to remote browsing.