As we wrap up another year, the digital horizon is brimming with possibilities and challenges. The last few years have witnessed significant shifts, especially with the surge in remote work triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move forward, these changes continue to shape the world of cybersecurity and IT.
Let's dive into the upcoming trends for 2024, so you and your team can stay ahead of the game.
1. AI-Generative Models Taking Center Stage
AI is not just a buzzword; it's a game-changer. In 2024, AI models will remain at the forefront of tech discussions. From cybersecurity solutions to everyday IT tasks, these models will integrate seamlessly into various business functions. Get ready for a wave of AI-centric tech that promises to redefine the way we work.
2. Ransomware Holding Its Ground
No surprises here – ransomware continues to be a major player in the malware arena. Hackers are using reliable tactics like phishing attacks to deploy their malicious payloads, making it a threat to any business or individual. Stay vigilant, and consider fortifying your IT layers against potential attacks
3. Stricter Data Reporting Requirements
New guidelines from CISA mean organizations will face steeper requirements when reporting cyberattacks. This move aims to improve understanding and defense against cyber threats. For sectors like fintech and healthcare (hello, HIPAA), specific sets of data will need to be relayed to federal channels. Compliance is key in the evolving cybersecurity landscape.
4. Addressing the IT and Cybersecurity Worker Shortage
Facing a shortage of skilled workers in IT and cybersecurity? You're not alone. Despite the high demand, there's a shortage of hands to fill critical roles. It's time to strategize and make the most of available resources. Consider third-party assistance to bridge the gap and keep your operations running smoothly.
5. Building on the Zero-Trust Philosophy
The devastating cost of a cybersecurity breach is something no one wants to face. Organizations will lean heavily on cybersecurity philosophies and frameworks, with Zero-Trust taking the lead. Trust until verified – a perspective crucial for countering phishing and breaches associated with unsafe practices.
6. Continued Growth of IoT
Internet of Things (IoT) is not slowing down. Even before remote work became the norm, network-capable devices were making waves. Business tools are now part of the IoT, and enhancements in this sphere will continue to reshape the tech landscape.
7. Automated AI-Centric Threats
As AI takes the spotlight, malicious actors will not be left behind. Automated malicious code generation and machine-learning models targeting and deploying attacks will be on the rise. Prepare for autonomous threats that demand an equally autonomous response.
How Can Your Enterprise Prepare?
It's all about preparation. Identify the resources you need and understand the tech changes that could impact your business. Whether it's investing in backup solutions, adopting Zero-Trust, implementing MFA, or improving monitoring, strategic planning is key. Don't forget reporting mandates and budgetary considerations for IT and cybersecurity solutions
Consider seeking third-party assistance. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) like ABM offer valuable insights and resources to help you stay ahead of trends and navigate the ever-changing tech landscape.
Let’s Tackle 2024 Together!
As we step into the future, let's face it head-on. With the right insights, preparation, and a bit of tech magic, your enterprise can thrive in the dynamic world of cybersecurity. If you're looking for a helping hand, consider reaching out to MSPs like ABM for expert guidance and support. Here's to a secure and successful 2024. Visit us at ABMIS.ca