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Prepare for Battle in 2022: How hackers and the new world of work are shaping security models

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By Atech

The main challenge in 2022 is data loss prevention (DLP) and it’s clear to see already from vendors’  such as Microsoft’s compelling propositions for compliance solutions. We are moving towards detecting data loss in real time. As we understand more about the human element in breaches and develop smarter controls and human-like detection of anomalies, we have the power to implement solutions that give us eyes and areas across our whole end user organisation. This extends from owned platforms to external platforms such as social media.

For example, organisations can monitor mentions of confidential projects and get notifications and visibility of messages related to it, including scenarios where any data has been shared on social platforms.

This increases the accountability within an organisation, and this is a fundamental shift in the new world of work. Organisations trust end users with a wealth of information, and we are expected to take care of it. We have smarter controls, and the AI behind this is human-like in detecting anomalies. Finding the right balance between security and privacy means that DLP is a key challenge for all business leaders.

Last month, the world saw hackers making thousands of attempts to exploit systems with a flaw in Log4j.

This flaw in Log4j, a Java library for logging error messages in applications, is the most high-profile security vulnerability on the internet right now and comes with a severity score of 10 out of 10. The library is developed by the open-source Apache Software Foundation and is a key Java-logging framework.

It is widely used in many applications and is present in many services as a dependency. This includes enterprise applications, including custom applications developed within an organisation, as well as numerous cloud services.

An application is vulnerable if it consumes untrusted user input and passes this to a vulnerable version of the Log4j logging library.

Read on about what Atech is doing to protect its customers, including the favourite weapons our team take to battle.

Are you still worried about your security posture? Reach out to atech.cloud and we will help you to implement military-grade security in your business.