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Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Kaspersky gives cybersecurity tips for businesses in 2021

02/06/2021 04:14:12 PM

Kasperksy has shared its recommendations for the businesses to do this year as remote working setup continues to be the norm brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through its recent report, the world-known anti-virus and anti-malware vendor is bringing in advice for people whose role involves cybersecurity, from CEOs and business owners, CISOs, to SOC team leads and IT managers. 

Specifically, these people need to monitor the following, as described by Kasperksy: 
  • Protecting the perimeter is no longer enough – home office assessment and certification will be needed. There should be tools to scan the level of security in a workplace – from the presence of software vulnerabilities to connecting to an unreliable or unprotected Wi-Fi hotspot. It will also require wider adoption of VPN, privileged access management, multifactor authentication systems, the implementation of stricter monitoring, and the updating of existing contingency and emergency plans. 
  • Transition to a service model will enable required levels of IT and IT security with lower investments. According to Kaspersky’s survey, seven-in-10 (69%) businesses said they already plan to use a managed service provider (MSP) or managed security service provider (MSSP) in the next 12 months. This is for good reason as the service model helps to minimize capital investments and transition business costs from CapEx to OpEx.
  • Training for internal IT security specialists should incorporate management skills. Cybersecurity professions split into very narrow specializations, meaning that hiring staff for each specific role may be too expensive. This is where outsourcing can help plug the gap. However, businesses that outsource key cybersecurity components still need to focus on developing management skills for their in-house teams to handle those outsourced functions. 
  • There will be an increased reliance on cloud services, making dedicated management and protection measures necessary. The survey showed that in 2020, employees in 89% of enterprises and 92% of SMBs used non-corporate software and cloud services such as social networks, messengers, or other applications. This is unlikely to change when staff return to the office.
For them to ensure that any corporate data would remain under control, they must take have better visibility over cloud access. To make this happen, IT security managers will need to align themselves with this cloud paradigm and develop skills for cloud management and protection.  

Along with the introduction of new cybersecurity practices, the quality of tools that enable these changes will be equally important. Quality of protection and seamless manageability are key when choosing cybersecurity solutions. 
“We have seen two important changes in what customers expect from corporate cybersecurity offerings. Firstly, the quality of protection is no longer up for discussion - now it’s a ‘must-have’.  Another major trend is that deep integration between various components of corporate security, ideally from a single vendor, now plays a bigger role,” said Alexander Moiseev, Chief Business Officer at Kaspersky.
“For instance, there was a long-held belief in the industry that various specialized solutions from various vendors can help create the best combination for protection. Now, organizations are looking for a more unified approach with maximum integration between different security technologies,” added Moiseev.
Click this link to the report Plugging the gaps: 2021 corporate IT security predictions to read more of Kaspersky's predictions for 2021.

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