For all businesses, security is one of the most important considerations. This is true both regarding long-term planning and day-to-day practices. As hackers become more and more ingenious in their methods, security companies sometimes struggle to keep up. It is important, therefore, to have a firm grasp on the cutting edge of security software to keep your business safe from the growing threats.
Encryption Software Trends
Some of the most effective and cutting edge security software includes:
1. EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response)
The ability to not only detect security breaches but to act upon them as soon as possible is key to maintaining a high level of security. EDR continuously searches your network for suspicious events and uses machine learning technology to update the entire security system. They act upon any possible security threat and report each to security officers, allowing them to immediately minimize possible security issues.
2. Hardware Authentication
The limitations and outright weaknesses of password security encryption over the years are well documented. It remains one of the oldest methods of security in the digital world. Effective when used well, but at its most basic level – outdated.
Hardware authentication is not a new concept, but improvements are occurring, with the help of giants of the industry, such as Intel with their 6th generation processors, who are perfecting new levels of security within the chips themselves. Username and password encryption stay a part of the process, but any stolen information is useless. Further personal information, such as mobile phone numbers or even a fingerprint, is required to access a device or network.
3. User Analytics
Sometimes referred to as User Behavioral Analytics (UBA) or User Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA), this has become one of the most popular security enhancements in recent months. It is essentially a way to detect suspicious behavior should your security be breached.
Once password encryption has been compromised, you must have a security alert which allows you to act as soon as possible. User Analytics reports weed out malicious acts by detecting unusual behavior from users. They detect unusual behavior in specific individuals, such as access to data that is unconnected to their work practices.
4. Cloud-Based Security
Storing sensitive data remotely in the cloud is both helpful and problematic when it comes to security. Certainly, a reputable cloud provider will provide cutting edge security. Note that ‘reputable’ is the key word here. Cloud systems are becoming targeted more and more by cyber criminals.
Cloud security encryption and virtual firewalls have been highly effective against cyber attacks. One of the advantages of cloud security is its ability to provide sweeping security measures across multiple platforms. Government partnerships with large enterprises, such as Amazon, means that cloud encryption remains one of the most effective security methods.
5. Preventing Data Loss After a Breach
It is not always possible to stop every determined cyber criminal. Once they do breach security, however, data encryption can make their endeavors fruitless.
Another method used to prevent data loss is to spread your encrypted data across the entire network. This action makes it a timely and difficult task to harvest the information.
Finally, businesses share and process data which is always encrypted. This means the data is protected at all times, whether stored or accessed by authorized users.
Xpert Delivers the Encryption Software You Need
With ongoing investment and tried and tested applications, encryption remains an effective and flexible tool for businesses in the ongoing fight against cybercrime. Talk to Xpert about your encryption software needs.