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Cybersecurity trends and insights

Published on 19 Feb 2019

The technology landscape is evolving rapidly, and along with it (sadly), the volume and sophistication of cybersecurity threats. Cyber attackers are continuously looking for more innovative ways to break through security barriers and are leveraging new technologies to execute and disguise their malicious strikes. Read further to catch up with the latest cybersecurity threats.

10 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2019

As the cyber landscape evolves, so do cybersecurity threats. Biometric hacking, phishing attacks, as well as the exploitation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to facilitate and conceal cyber attacks – have all been identified as the “top cybersecurity threats to be expected in 2019.” There are also a few other cybersecurity trends you should keep on your radar this year, namely fake videos with fake news and malware apps on mobile.  Data breaches are expected to be fueled by more sophisticated techniques. Interesting to note however that a slight decrease is expected in crypto currency attacks. Read further to learn more about these and other cybersecurity threats expected this year.


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Six Insights on Cybersecurity

Alex Aronovich, a retired cybersecurity expert, shares six insights on cyber security. The first is that there is a shift of focus from data security to IT security and cybersecurity. This means companies will be looking for very specific skill sets when hiring their cyber experts. The next insight is awareness – meaning organizations need to take a more holistic approach to cyber security. They can no longer just rely on technology to protect their networks; they must focus on educating all staff in this area. Next is a look into the need for cybersecurity expertise and here it is suggested that companies focus on developing their own cyber workforce, instead of outsourcing – read further to learn why.


Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report

“There are two kinds of companies: those who have been breached and those who don’t know they’ve been breached,” according to former Cisco CEO John Chambers. Today, businesses need to be on their toes when it comes to taking the necessary measures to combat the ever more threatening cyber attacks. Did you know that “40% unknown or unmanaged devices get missed on a network?” The Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report includes interesting, but scary statistics – download it to discover “security insights, key findings, and the latest cybersecurity threats taken from threat intelligence”.


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A tip from our cybersecurity expert:

“The proliferation of data breaches and cyber attacks has made today’s consumers far more aware and knowledgeable of the associated risks. We expect businesses to make cybersecurity a top priority this year – to ensure the safety of data without compromising the customer experience. Building consumer trust is key to achieving customer loyalty and ultimately, retention,” Linda Misauer, Head of Global Solutions, Striata.

Linda Misauer

Head of Global Solutions

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Alison Treadaway

Alison Treadaway

Vice President, Marketing, Striata, a Doxim Company

She joined the Striata in 2002, and served as Managing Director of the African region for 13 years. Prior to this, Alison’s experience in Internet-related solutions included marketing and sales positions at Internet Solutions and Dimension Data.

Alison has 24 years of experience in the ICT sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Languages, WITS) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration (WITS Business School).

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