Cybersecurity post-COVID-19 and its Compulsion
There is nothing new about COVID-19 now, whatever is left includes its impacts, post COVID-19 situations, and management of keeping up the normal scenario in view by overcoming the disruptions witnessed during the initial stage of COVID-19.
There are many such issues such as risk management during a crisis, business continuation plan, and adopting better and fast solutions with technology that have shed light on how few things were missing from most industries in the market. Especially the adoption of digital platforms and technology was however smooth but not as fast as it has been witnessed after the pandemic hit the globe.
When businesses are going through complete digital transformation, the pro scenario also came with a con demanding attention to the vulnerability of security and safety of data/information. Cyber security threats are another such aspect that has weighed upon the industries with rapid technology usage and adoption.
Cybersecurity and COVID-19
Several businesses have transformed digitally overnight as the only way possible to work with safety and security intact was to work remotely from home or with the help of digital platforms. Technology has laid a secure path in front of millions of people to work safely and overcome the issues of business disruption in the wake of a pandemic.
But with so many companies going digital, transfer of information, virtual interactions rising at unprecedented levels are all being shared online which directly poses a threat to the security of information and demands cybersecurity with trends and awareness for confirmed assurance.
As people are working through a digital source, to increase productivity, efficiency, and gain a smooth flow of information, businesses are opting for cybersecurity to make sure everything is under surveillance and control.
Securing the data pertaining to customers, organizations, and other sensitive information has become a major concern with rapidly rising digital transformation as a surge in security breaches during COVID-19 has already been witnessed at an alarming level. Working remotely has come with new risks and this has taken the security workers to adapt and build new ways of data security by just using tools, software, and other applications.
“As of the end of December last year, the maximum number of daily meeting participants, both free and paid, was approximately 10 million. In March this year, we reached more than 200 million, said the chief executive of the video conferencing app.
All this came as a shock for the users but the app was not designed to be used at such a high surge in the number of users. Post lockdown, people started using it for leisure, friendly meetings, business meetings, etc which posed a threat to its security issues.
Post-COVID-19, the cybersecurity trends and awareness has a demand that’s reached to another level of not just for fulfilling the purpose of productivity, efficiency, or the smooth flow of work but more towards the “Information security” by equally emphasizing on all IT assets including laptops, servers, applications, mobiles, etc. It has all been done by deploying security tools and software by the IT workers at hand.
Be it completely digital or not, every industry from oil and gas to healthcare is transforming digitally at a whole new level. The fast adoption and usage of technologies such as 3D Printed technology, Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and IoT have brought not just efficiency but a match to reach the normalcy they were once at. And, when we talk about technology, fortunately, the era is digital and we having cloud-computing and data analytics at our side to provide us security and safety for our documents and data.
The technology and industry experts say that cloud computing is built with a robust power to compute, hyper-scale, and provide hybrid integration which can enable continuous monitoring, defense, and hardening due to its enterprise-grade integrated security, powered by global threat analytics and AI. When security or cybersecurity tools are integrated with robust cloud security power, the cloud can streamline the software supply chain and minimize the risks and vulnerabilities that come with adopting only bolt-on tools.
Digital adoption is fast and so is cybersecurity
According to the data of Statista, worldwide spending on digital transformation (DX) technologies and services is expected to increase by 10.4 percent in 2020 to 1.3 trillion U.S. dollars, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, the top-notch industry experts say thatCOVID-19 accelerated companies’ digital communications strategy by a global average of 6 years, with 5.3 years the UK average.
With different companies propelling the acceleration at different levels, the tech companies are at (78%) when the energy industry is at (77%) with healthcare (74%), construction (71%), and retail at (70%). Also with rapidly changing consumer behavior, the Iot Now said, 95% of global industries are moving forward to strengthen digital communication with customers as a result of COVID-19.
With COVID-19, cybersecurity is to bring a lesson of a new normal scenario where working with managing data is not the core viewpoint but working productively by also managing and controlling the data for security purposes is being used and shared across industries in the market.