In present times, progressive enterprises have realized that unnecessary budgetary cuts in cybersecurity will only lead to more harm, than good. However, numerous security tech trends have emerged in the recent past, that it becomes difficult for businesses to keep up. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are always on the look out to trim redundant technologies from their tech stack to optimize cost.
The 2023 Security and Risk Planning Guide by Forrester has been developed to make it easier for CISOs to evaluate their security spending. According to the report, businesses should invest in the following emerging security trends.
1. The Importance of Software Supply Chain Security
Software supply chain attacks can be really damaging for enterprises. This occurs when vendor’s network is infiltrated by cyber miscreants, through malicious code. Even before sending software to customers, it is compromised by bad actors. Later, it is used to disrupt and menace customer’s system.
Software supply chain security can be increased by leveraging technologies, such as micro-segmentation and Zero-Trust architecture to avoid any lateral movements. This will ensure the continuous monitoring of every single end-point device, user and application.
2. The Emerging Attack Surface Management (ASM) and Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) Solutions
Enterprises can use ASM solutions for correct identification and assessment of exposure points of their digital assets. BAS solutions are used when enterprises want to see things from hackers’ viewpoint. Both these solutions help businesses dig deep into their vulnerabilities and weak security points for better remediation and control.
3. Privacy-Preserving Technologies (PPTs)
PPT leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies to fulfil enterprises regulatory and ethical demands. The main purpose of PPT is to protect sensitive and confidential data from bad actors. It included everything from federated privacy to homomorphic encryption.
4. Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Along with Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
For mature detection and response, enterprises opt for MDR service providers. It also helps them overcome labor shortage through their threat-intelligence services. XDR tools, on the other hand, are used to deliver security alerts with high efficacy and better context.
It is a good idea for businesses to cut cost on legacy network securities technologies that have now become redundant. This will free up budgets to spend on emerging technologies that can actually combat all the latest cybersecurity challenges. Enterprises must be mindful about all the aforementioned emerging security trends for the year 2023.