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Recent Trends in Cybersecurity

Cyber Security | August 11, 2022
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Cybersecurity has changed drastically over the past few years due to the effects of the pandemic and other world events. While cybersecurity has always been crucial for businesses of all sizes regardless of the services they provide or the products they sell, security measures and threats have changed due to remote offices and the growing demand for hybrid work environments. Understanding the most recent trends in cybersecurity is crucial for understanding what to look for in a cybersecurity service provider and to ensure that your business is sufficiently protected. That is why the experts at Next Hop Solutions have provided some information on 3 of most prominent recent cybersecurity trends to help you stay on top of major changes and prepare for future trends.

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3 Recent Cybersecurity Trends

As companies continue to embrace remote and hybrid workplaces, the following cybersecurity trends have become more prominent:

1. Zero-Trust Security

With zero-trust security, the basic rule is to never trust and always verify. This even applies to those they may have already had access to the network or programs before. Instead of assuming everything behind the corporate firewall is safe and trustworthy, the zero-trust model assumes that an access attempt is a breach. This means that each request must be verified via multi-factor authentication (MFA) regardless of where it originated from or what resources it is asking permission to request. This approach to security drastically reduces the risk of data breaches and vulnerability to malware.

2. Digital Empathy

Improving end-user experience and productivity while working remotely is a major priority for business owners and developers alike. That is why many programs and digital solutions are designed with a focus on digital empathy. The term “digital empathy” refers to designing technology with the user in mind and adjusting the design or UI to enhance and optimize the user’s experience. By designing a solution with the user experience in mind, it will be able to accommodate a diverse group of users while ensuring adaptability to changing circumstances, such as a change in work environment.

3. Cyber Resiliency

Cyber resiliency refers to a business’ ability to handle a cyber attack or data breach while continuing to operate effectively. The cybersecurity measures a business has in place will directly influence their cyber resiliency. This means that cybersecurity measures are a crucial element for businesses that rely on cloud technology to carry out their daily operating tasks. Businesses must regularly evaluate their risk  threshold and their ability to quickly recover from a potential threat to determine their current cyber resiliency and locate areas of improvement. These improvements can be made via a combination of human efforts such as staff training and enhanced IT solutions from a reputable provider.

To learn more about our cybersecurity solutions or to inquire about our other managed IT services, get in touch with the team at Next Hop Solutions. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.


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