The new normal has constrained numerous organizations, associations, and individuals to work from home. With organizations working indoor, there is a growing danger of security breaches and threats which can prompt the loss of data, breaches of privacy or holding systems to ransom, and more. As quickly as India digitized its working business situation on the web, organizations presently need to take up ‘online security’ as the most significant self-obligation.
Platforms once united under a single firewall are now into scattered endpoints, and threat defenses have to shield more ground than ever. One thing that is becoming evident is that your data or your PC or the email in this connected world is not safe anymore. Be it SMEs, or large enterprises, all of them remain vulnerable to the current situation.
Accelerating modern technologies such as IoT is increasing the number of connected devices to the extent that there might be around 200 billion connected devices by the end of 2020. Cyberwarriors are striving towards growing their knowledge while hackers can now trigger automated cyberattacks with artificial intelligence and machine learning that can easily set foot in secure systems without any human intervention. These automated cyberattacks pose a global scare that can be done on a mass volume.
There is no denying the fact that pandemic will continue to amplify cyber threats. But every crisis and attending threat translates into a learning opportunity for us. These opportunities are lessons on the need to adopt new strategies and supporting technologies to evolve our digital economy and technology infrastructure to be better prepared for future challenges.
With cybersecurity threats continuously surging, new laws can also be introduced to protect the consumer from potential attacks. Hence, increased regulations and legislation may soon become a reality. More stringent penalties need to be placed on cyber attackers. We all need to be more aware of laws passed and make sure that our businesses comply with them.