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How to change security priorities of business?

Security pririties and protecting yourself is not an option, but an obligation. At a point where online threats are the order of the day, cybercriminals have professionalized their attack techniques and even the experts admit that crime that occurs through technological resources will never have an end, security reaches the condition of global concern. All members of this planet increasing globalization, and continued falling edge malware campaigns, should be willing to shield their systems. That is, starting with consumers of computer equipment on a personal level and ending with multinational business organizations.

Everyone needs to do this in perspective. Especially now that phenomena such as mobility have also expanded their impact, turning smartphones and tablets prime target of hoodlums. Although not reached a state of absolute shield, the report “IT security priorities” has developed NetMediaEurope reveals that at least the companies have already begun work protection. This report, which covers the printing of 232 security officers working in companies of different sizes with operations in Germany, France, UK, Italy and Spain, concludes that the main concern is to ensure mobile devices. Nearly 4 in 10 respondents in May 2015 believes that this is the biggest challenge of IT security for the next two years.

Another fact: More than half of the companies of between 100 and 1,000 employees takes into account the MDM solutions between their forecasts. The MDM initials stand for the expression Mobile Device Management and as such, refer to the software that manages the operation and enable monitoring of devices that have been brewing in the office, such as mobile phones, regardless of brand, system operating or operator to which they are associated. Among the signatures of more than 1,000 workers the figure is equally remarkable, standing at 42%. And what about companies with lower templates to hundred people? Where appropriate, the top 3 priorities are divided between implementing solutions for back-up and storage (56%), firewalls (45%) and antivirus (42%).

In that difference from company to company it lies precisely another of the conclusions that can be drawn from “IT security priorities”. And the size of the business has a decisive influence on the investments made by these organizations on IT security issues. Besides betting on MDM, medium and large companies also agree to have recourse both to business continuity solutions (with percentages of 41% and 37%, respectively). The first do ahead of intrusion detection systems (35%) and the second, just behind monitoring web content or email, and the filtrate (39%).

By making a comparison, it is found that organizations with fewer staff, and probably with fewer economic resources, opt for options more basic than the rest protection. A clear example is the tools that help back up your data. This does not mean that companies more than 100 employees may not want to incorporate such technologies into their infrastructure, but, perhaps, given its advantageous position in the market and have implemented or do not need to invest so much in them. In the future plans of medium and large enterprises only backup by 33% and 24% of cases, and detection of malware by 27% and 18% it is contemplated. The papers in question modify monitoring and vulnerability assessment, where available increases with the size of the business.

So much for shielding measures that should be undertaken. When identifying the most important challenges to manage by 2017, behind access to the corporate network of smartphones and tablets, about two-fifths of respondents said incident detection and unauthorized access and management risk, with specific percentages of 38% and 37%. This detection seems more templates priority in medium and large, as the BYOD, 9 and 11 points above the small size. Rounding out the top 5 the development of a defined security policy (32%) and lack of trained professionals to take on what is upon us. And it is that 29% of respondents are aware of the need to increase safety skills among your IT team.

Beyond mobility

Mobility does not walk alone in the world of security. European organizations, among which are the Spanish, also contemplate growing challenges such as virtualization and cloud computing. Apart from 39% of respondents by NetMediaEurope in “IT security priorities” which sees mobility as the biggest challenge of IT security for the next couple of years, 45% intend to protect their devices and applications. Another 39% speak of virtualized environments as a priority that we must not overlook and a nearby 38% points to the cloud. A larger, nearly half still pending the classic infrastructure.

Here it is worth stopping in those security solutions that are delivered as a service from the cloud, which is what is known as “security as a service” or SECaaS, because they have a promising future in Europe. A quarter of European companies that have been contacted for the report and served them right now, but this has only just begun. Within two years this trend will be added to 37%, which in the case of smaller companies will rise to 41% (for 30% of medium and 27% of large). The largest proportion of businessmen pulling to safety as service today is among the 1,000 employees or more, with 31%. And the most common solution will be used to detect intruders.

Compared with 51% of companies consider intrusion detection as the first corporate need of the future on the subject SECaaS, there are also speaker’s authentication to verify identity (48%) and those who trust the Mobile Device Management this model (44%). Again, this section Notable differences between small, medium and large companies are shown. The first are more likely to use backup solutions and antivirus tools in the cloud, although most appreciated are the cloud capabilities for intrusion detection. Meanwhile, others give preference to the same detection and management of security events.

A final reality that finds “IT security priorities” is related to linking businesses to a MSSP or service provider managed security. This is another phenomenon upward. The number of European companies that have been associated with an MSSP to May 2015 will double within a few years. And even go beyond. At just over 2 out of 10 companies already treated with a MSSP another 26% in the next two years will be added. The reason is, most often, in daily tasks enhance safety monitoring for anomalous behavior or hacks. Nor should we rule out the needs of firewalls, virtual private network or penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.

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