Enterprise Security In 2018


ironclad gates to keep the intruder out in order to keep our offices safe is no longer sufficient. Our computers and the networks in which they are hosted too need protection from the digital thieves of today. Because as we have evolved, with our computers and technology, the hacking community too has evolved.

In this blog, let’s take a look at what’s trending when it comes to enterprise security in 2018.

Surge In Endpoint Security Tools

There’s no enterprise security without endpoint security these days. Because there are no enterprise networks without mobile devices connecting to them. And therefore, not surprisingly, 2018 has seen a surge in the adoption of endpoint protection tools. Tools like our very own Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection play a crucial role in keeping enterprise endpoints safe not only from different types of malware attacks but from unpredictable zero-day threats too.

DevSecOps

DevSecOps has been the latest revelation. It tries to integrate development, security and, operations – 3 different organizational silos with each other, thereby tries to provide a new way for cross-functional teams to work together and thus increase the organization productivity. This new approach taken by DevSecOps ensures new services are brought to production faster than legacy approaches. To give a simple example, access control like attribute-based access control (ABAC) can be automated using DevSecOps.

Securing The Cloud Transformation

The frantic shift towards the cloud because of the advantages it poses to various enterprises has given rise to the need for securing this cloud transformation. In other words, the demand for cloud-native security products has witnessed a sharp increase. A vital security layer which should be part of all cloud-native security products is the use of ABAC (attribute-based access control) model.

GDPR Makes Its Entrance

Regulatory compliance becomes even more stringent and complex with the introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). GDPR is a part of European Union (EU) law aimed at protecting the rights and the privacy of those who are part of it (the 28 member states). Again, the use of ABAC (attribute-based access control) model can play a huge role in enforcing the GDPR regulations.

Big Data Security

As more and more enterprises are adopting big data models, it becomes crucial to adopt the necessary security measures as well. For example, protection of personally identifiable information (PII) and other such regulated data, while also being able to share the same securely is important. Many organizations have figured out that the best way to secure big data is by following a policy-based approach for access control, as it ensures that only those who are authorized to access sensitive information will be able to access it.

Enhanced Monitoring and Reporting

This is pretty obvious and expected one. As technology advances, so do the security threats. And believe it or not, the most important of them of all are the ones that arise from within. That is, internal security threats. Naturally, enterprises these days are adopting more sophisticated and enhanced monitoring and reporting tools to ensure that bad actors don’t go unnoticed.

Identity and Access Management

Identity and Access Management ensures your enterprise data gets accessed by only those who have the privileges to do so. Having IAM (Identity and Access Management) is critical because as this prevents outsiders (hackers) as well as insiders (disgruntled employees) for exploiting your enterprise critical data.

RBAC to ABAC

Till recently RBAC (role-based access control) was highly preferred. But as business applications are becoming more complex and are usually used by users across the globe, RBAC is slowly giving way to ABAC (attribute-based access control), which is a much more secure model, meeting the demands of the modern enterprises. And as mentioned before, they are being deployed by cloud-native security applications as well.

Conclusion:

Enterprise security landscape of 2018 seems very different. But still, security tools like endpoint security still find a prominent place in it. Therefore ensure you protect your enterprise using the right kind of endpoint protection tool like Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection and also adapt yourself to the changing times to ensure your enterprise security in 2018.

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