Network Administration and Security Latest Trends 2023

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What is the latest trends in Network Administration and Security? Well, we all know that effective and reliable security is vital for any business to thrive and ultimately establish trust with its audience.

Network Administration and Security is evolving really swiftly and fast becoming one of today’s most vital technology areas. In 2022 alone, we have seen several trends and updates including The Rise of Ransomware, AI Powered Cyber Security, Vendor Consolidation and Cybersecurity Mesh. I’ll expound explicitly yet succinctly on each of these latest trends below.

 

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  1. The Rise of Ransomware. Ransomware is fast becoming highly prevalent especially in the Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs). This is because large organizations are increasingly prioritizing their networks and detecting threats before they can do much damage, though many still have a long way to go. On the other hand, SMBs have not implemented much in this regard which makes them more susceptible targets for bad attacks and continues to give rise to ransomware attacks across the board.

 

  1. AI Powered Cyber-Security. Because the magnitude of cyber security threats have become too much for humans to handle alone, this has led several organizations to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to optimize their security infrastructure. According to Kaspersky, organizations that suffered a data breach but had AI technology fully deployed saved an average of $3.58 million in 2020 alone. Similar to the way this is used in financial services for protection, artificial intelligence (AI) can counteract cybercrime by detecting patterns of behavior that signify something out-of-the-ordinary may be taking place.

 

  1. Vendor Consolidation. As new security products are emerging, Vendors are consolidating security functions into single platforms and introducing pricing and licensing options to make packaged solutions more affordable and attractive. According to Gartner, “While this may introduce new challenges such as reduced negotiating power and potential single points of failure, it also sees consolidation as a welcome trend that should reduce complexity, cut costs and improve efficiency, leading to better overall security.”

 

  1. Cybersecurity mesh. Gartner predicts that by 2024, organizations adopting a cybersecurity mesh architecture will reduce the financial impact of individual security incidents by an average of 90%. In simple terms, Cybersecurity mesh is a modern cyber defense that unrestrictedly secures each device with its own perimeter — such as firewalls and network protection tools. It then enables the distributed enterprise to deploy and integrate security to assets, including physical ones on premises, data centers and cloud assets.

Suffice to say that building consumer trust is critical for organizations that would stand the test of time. Conclusively, while these trends absolutely increase the burden of those responsible for information security in businesses and create more jobs and opportunities, on the long run, it promises a brighter, secure future for proactive entities.

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  1. Sola Adeyinka says

    Beautiful write-up. I love it!

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