Woburn, MA – January 25, 2021 – Kaspersky is sharing a new report discussing the challenges and trends that businesses will have to manage this year. Survey data has found that remote work will catalyze a shift from the corporate perimeter concept to micro-office security certification. Outsourcing of IT and cybersecurity functions will be crucial to solve expertise shortages and save budgets. Finally, to coordinate managed service providers along with using multiple cloud services, cloud security and management skills will become a necessity.
A shift to remote work, financial constraints due to economic recession and the growth of cyberthreats due to the global pandemic will affect the day-to-day role of cybersecurity professionals in 2021. Understanding these challenges, but also perceiving opportunities in IT and IT security management, will be key for companies to maintain their protection. The recent Kaspersky report, “Plugging the gaps: 2021 corporate IT security predictions” provides advice for each role related to cybersecurity, including CEOs or business owners, CISOs, SOC team leads and IT managers.
Here are some of the main trends to monitor:
Along with the introduction of new cybersecurity practices, the quality of tools that enable these changes will be equally important. Quality of protection and seamless manageability are key when choosing cybersecurity solutions.
“We have seen two important changes in what customers expect from corporate cybersecurity offerings,” says Alexander Moiseev, chief business officer at Kaspersky. “First, the quality of protection is no longer up for discussion - now it’s a ‘must have’. Another major trend is that deep integration between various components of corporate security, ideally from a single vendor, now plays a bigger role. For instance, there was a long-held belief in the industry that various specialized solutions from various vendors can help create the best combination for protection. Now, organizations are looking for a more unified approach with maximum integration between different security technologies.”
To review the full report or more predictions, please click here.
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 According to Kaspersky Global Corporate IT Security Risks Survey (ITSRS), conducted across 31 countries in June 2020. Throughout the report, a total of 5,266 IT business decision-makers were interviewed.