Security-first: Impact of cyber-security on future-ready organisations3 min read . Updated: 23 Dec 2020, 10:18 AM IST
- Solutions from Dell Technologies define a new era of cyber security and have a lot to offer to the modern consumer.
A cyberattack occurs every 39 seconds on an average, said a study by University of Maryland. As if the pandemic wasn’t scary enough, hackers have been on the prey and there has been a 300% increase in cyber crime as reported by the US FBI.
As the percentage of remote workforce increases, cyber-security comes in the radar of high-priority activities. It has to mandatorily be a part of the IT curriculum of every organisation. From understanding risky user behaviour to identifying vulnerabilities, why is it important for you to start taking cyber security more seriously than ever? Here’s why:
Data is precious
We live in a data driven world. Companies today are sitting on large mines of data holding everything- from information about their customers to employee data to sensitive and confidential organization files. One leak, and the firms stand to lose millions of dollars along with a maligned reputation. Cyberattacks have become increasingly sophisticated and pose a threat to sensitive data accessible across organization networks and now cloud. As more and more employees work remotely, and cloud collaboration becomes a norm, companies will have to be even more careful of how they protect crucial data spread across thousands of devices unconstrained by geographic locations.
Traditional security measures hold no good
Hackers across the world evolve at an astounding pace. It is extremely difficult for any organization to have a dedicated team that could keep pace with the advancements in the world of cybercrime. Attackers are now employing new methods powered by social engineering and artificial intelligence to circumvent traditional security controls. Moreover, as we step into an era of 5G and IoT, the volume of data generated is going to be unimaginable, and with it the possibilities of more loopholes increase even further. With social media being omnipresent and reliance on new-age tech being unavoidable, it is crucial for enterprises to step-up their cyber security game.
Revenue, productivity and reputation losses needs to be prevented
In the recent past, a significant number of large as well as small enterprises have been victims of cyber attacks and have suffered millions of dollars in damages. The costs to recover damages, handle lawsuits and pay penalties is no joke either. A cyberattack also halts the organizational activities and has the potential to impair the day-to-day operations of multiple departments. This results in huge productivity losses and can impair business-as-usual. Add customer concerns to the picture and the need for cyber security measures becomes evident. Customer faith can be hampered once a business proves itself to be unsecure, which would lead to a direct economic loss linked to sales and profits.
Remote work is here to stay
The number of end users who are working remotely and on-the go has increased exponentially. With breaches now happening both above and below the OS, you need intelligent solutions that prevent, detect and respond to threats wherever they occur. Endpoint security becomes a huge challenge as more and more work gets done outside office premises. But with the right cybersecurity solutions enterprises your IT team can gain visibility across endpoints, networks and the cloud.
Having a reliable cyber security partner is a must
Progressive organizations that are on their digital transformation journey need a cyber security partner that can understand their business thoroughly and can provide future-ready solutions. Dell Endpoint Security solutions are designed keeping in mind the ever-changing security needs tackling attacks both above and below the OS. Dell SafeGuard and Response, powered by VMware Carbon Black and Secureworks helps prevent and remediate attacks without unnecessary downtime. For data protection, Dell SafeData encrypts sensitive information from predators. On top of this, Dell SafeID with multifactor authentication safeguards end-user credentials and DellSafeBIOS provides BIOS tracking and visibility to BIOS tampering. If this was not enough, Dell Technologies goes a step further to ensure on-screen privacy with its superior Dell SafeScreen technology which narrow’s the screen’s field of view thus protecting sensitive information from prying eyes in public.
By researching from ground-up Dell Technologies has come up with security solutions that are critical for today’s tech savvy users without limiting their ability to work with freedom. Solutions like these will define a new era of cyber security and have a lot to offer to the modern consumer. Know more about Dell Endpoint Solutions, here.