The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the lifestyle of the people in various ways. Most of the people who are working in their respective work places are now working in the home with remote-working setups. By this usage of network increased due to which new threats are increasing in the networks. With this, most of the businesses will face security issues. To avoid the threats caused by hackers, Cybersecurity must come into force. So, Cyber security has become the top of business agendas across the world in recent days.
Leaving behind their investments and completion of projects in time which are shoring at IT security, most of the businesses are transforming into this new scenario i.e., work-from-home. A recent survey by Microsoft of 800 business leaders of India, Germany, US and UK on how the pandemic is going to affect the cyber security field going forward, including budgets, investments and staffing.
According to Microsoft, the following are the five means which represents the transform of industry in future due to Covid-19.
1. Digital Empathy:
Digital empathy is confirming end-user experience is inclusive. With the shift of workforces to work-from-home, businesses should ensure that their employees were setup with some tools which reflect the safety and efficiency of the work. This means not only using VPNs, but also companies should provide some apps that promote end-user experience, collaboration and productivity for creating wholesome remote workforces.
Enhancing productivity and end-user experience is important for business, according to Microsoft. So, stretching security policies can increase usage of apps by employees for work-from-home. Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is a top security funding made by businesses in this duration.
2. Diverse datasets means better intelligence:
According to Microsoft, almost 54% of cyber attacks have increased in this fiscal year. Due to the unemployment and financial pressures that are levied on the people due to lockdown of world countries Skimming attacks, phishing scams are increasing day to day.
Datasets and cloud-based tools have shown their power in handling cyber security threats. Human talent along with technical advancements can arrest these threats by using automated tools and there are almost eight trillion threat signals tracked daily by Microsoft in the period of COVID-19.
3. Security imperative clouds:
Microsoft said that successful phishing attacks were revealed in remarkably large numbers from companies that summarized their resources in opposite to cloud-based. Simultaneously, about 40% of businesses said that they were giving preferences for investing in cloud security to decline the damage of breaches, escorted by information security and data (28%) and anti-phishing tools (26%). Altogether, the necessity for meshed security spanning endpoints to cloud had shown by COVID-19, building the cloud an important piece of next investments of any occupation.
4. Cyber Security Resilience will be fundamental to many business operations:
To bring back everything which is attacked by various threats and attackers a combination of human minds along with technology is needed states the tech giant. Cyber-resilience plans are most important for the upcoming companies but almost 19% haven’t made any plans yet.
The cloud computing makes it easier for the organizations to anticipate the potential risks as well as the plans to revert back those cyber attacks. In study done by Microsoft when compared to 40% of the primarily on-premises organizations almost 50% of the “cloud-forward” and hybrid companies have their Resilience plans ready.
5. Zero Trust Journey:
Once upon a time trust is the key for any business and any company but today in this technically developed world no one can be trusted whether they are insiders or outsiders. All the companies are prone to attacks may be by the hackers or anyone within the company so the companies are now shifting towards Zero trust journey as there are many potentially unsecured devices logging into their company while the employees are working from their homes.
Pandemic has changed everything globally. Starting from schoolings to travelling along with the working each and everything is now setting new trends amid pandemic. This Zero trust capability is another new way of business where the companies are recruiting their employees. Microsoft is always ahead in studying such strategies and decisions and they stated that almost 94% of the companies are towards this journey as a part of their cyber security norms.