Last year, organizations around the world spent close to $150 billion on cybersecurity. They made these investments because the post-pandemic cybercrime wave continues to surge. Damage from cyberattacks is expected to hit $10.5 trillion annually by 2025—a 300% increase over a decade. If you are in a position of responsibility at any organization, it’s important to understand that you are fighting a cyberwar. You should also know that the fast-growing cybersecurity management industry is developing technology that can help you win.
Although many organizations are focused on the overall functionality of their audiovisual systems, security should be given equal priority. As a growing number of employees work remotely, organizations are expanding their use of AV systems – unknowingly elevating their security risks at the same time.
As our tech-powered world advances at an increasingly rapid pace, an excellent cybersecurity program has become essential for every business and organization. Yet, there are a surprising number of security strategies that are missing a crucial piece: the “human firewall.”
The endless arms race between cybersecurity professionals and their criminal adversaries has picked up pace dramatically in recent years. Threat actors such as sophisticated criminal organizations and nation-states are adopting new tools, including artificial intelligence and machine learning. The risk of cyberattack is increasing exponentially—and so too must your cybersecurity capabilities.
Businesses are increasingly migrating to the cloud, driven at least partly by the move to remote and hybrid workforces. The numbers bear this out, with Gartner forecasting that worldwide public cloud end-user spending will reach nearly $500 billion in 2022, rising to $600 billion in 2023. The same Gartner forecast says infrastructure as a service (IaaS), including managed cloud infrastructures, will be the market segment that will experience the most significant growth at 30.6%, followed by desktop as a service (DaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), with both projected to expand by about 26%.
Cisco’s Future of Secure Remote Work Report found that only 19% of organizations surveyed had more than half their workforce working remotely before Covid. Post-Covid, that number more than tripled to 62% . That shift has already had a substantial impact on IT infrastructures, as network endpoints now include both company and personal devices used by the on-site and remote workers who are the heart and soul of these businesses.