Cybercrime: Flip Side Of Emerging Technologies

Cybercrime: Flip Side Of Emerging Technologies

The last wave of digital acceleration not only represented the productivity and survival of organizations, it also brought with it a great challenge: an exponential increase in cyber attacks. Read on and discover how cybercrime has evolved and learn the best way to protect your organization.

There is no doubt in the last two years, technology is the great protagonist in organizations, thanks to it, remote and hybrid work is a stable labor scheme implemented in a large number of organizations that seek to adapt to the new environment and demands of the users.  

However, the implementation of new technologies such as the Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Internet of Things meant an increase in cyber attacks and a general concern among decision makers to safeguard their assets.

Let’s review some figures from recent years that will undoubtedly leave you shocked. A study called “Beyond the Boundaries: The Future of Cybersecurity in the New World of Work” conducted by  Forrester Consulting  revealed the following.

  • 74% of Mexican businessmen indicated greater vulnerability in recent months.
  • He explained that the rapid development of technologies made it easier for organizations to face greater cyber vulnerability, since at least 81% of companies in Mexico adopted remote work and with this they exposed themselves to greater risks.
  • 82% of Mexican workers have six or more devices connected to their home networks, and at least 59% admitted using a personal device to access customer data and 40% financial records.
  • 77% of the companies in the country transferred their essential business functions to the Cloud during the pandemic, and of this figure, 72% assured that this situation exposes the organization to greater risk, since 66% of the companies have suffered attacks that affect business with information in the Cloud. 
  • As you can see, remote and hybrid work needs to provide employees with the necessary technological tools to carry it out, which also translates into a higher probability of sensitive data exposure, information security vulnerability, and little detection or prevention. of cyber attacks, especially of the  ransomware type,  which aim to be the main threats for organizations during 2022.
  • Cyber ​​attacks advance along with emerging technologies, therefore, they are increasingly sophisticated and adapted to user behavior.
  • Organizations, aware of this phenomenon, find themselves in a crucial scenario, where the path of adoption of emerging technologies is slowed down by the uncertainty that a cyber attack means irreparable losses in the short and long term.

Always Act In Your Favor 

The challenge is present, it is about enabling organizations with new technologies that allow them to maintain their profitability and reputation in the market without endangering their information and data, which translates into monetary and positioning losses.

Now, it is time for you to know how you can use AI and the Cloud in your favor and not as an obstacle to interrupt the digital transformation of your company:

  • Various studies indicate that you can use Artificial Intelligence to identify strange behaviors and prevent cyber attacks effectively.
  • The cloud no longer represents vulnerability, you can use its scalability and flexibility to strengthen your security strategy within the Cloud.
  • By combining Artificial Intelligence and the Cloud, it is possible to streamline the company’s operation and have security solutions that work on both platforms without putting information and assets at risk.

Also Read : Cybersecurity: A Necessity For Companies Of All Sizes

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