Internet security trends set to dominate in 2015

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Introduction – Unfortunately, one of the biggest threats to businesses nowadays is the threat of a security breach. More and more companies are taking IT security training courses and employing the services of trained professionals to ensure their security strategy is as effective as it can be.

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If there is one thing we can all predict it is that Internet security is going to become even more important throughout the year ahead. Unfortunately, one of the biggest threats to businesses nowadays is the possibility of a security breach. More and more companies are taking IT security trainingcourses and employing the services of trained professionals to ensure their security strategy is as effective as it can be. Keeping that in mind, lets take a look at some of the trends we can expect to see throughout 2015 in regards to Internet security.

Increased Threat To Mobile Devices

We can expect mobile phones to be the targets of many attacks throughout the year ahead. As the days go by our personal lives are becoming more connected with the digital world. From paying bills to checking emails, we use our phones for a whole host of different things that require inputting sensitive data. Unfortunately, mobile Internet has boomed at such a rate that the security features aren’t typically as sophisticated as we’d like. A lot of employees are using their phones at work and employers are encouraging a BYOD (bring your own device) policy. This further increases the risk. Thus, smart phones will undoubtedly be vulnerable during 2015, yet we can also expect the security market to adapt to this and they will already be coming up with sophisticated strategies and approaches to make mobile networks less vulnerable.

Skill Gap Will Continue To Rise

One of the biggest issues in the Internet security industry is that there are not enough security professionals to meet the demand. This is something that will only continue. This represents a great opportunity for those involved in the IT industry. IT security training can present an attractive way for you to move up the career leader and reap the rewards of a job that is in exceptionally high demand.

Re-Assessment Of Supply Chains

A lot of businesses will be re-evaluating their third party providers this year. Hackers are becoming increasingly intelligent and thus they will often attempt to hack a third party provider with the purpose of getting to the company in question. Businesses will devise policies that will ensure they assess their supply chains with a more scrutinising eye. We will see more companies taking a well-structured supply chain information risk assessment approach, which is indeed highly advised.

Hacking Microsoft Becomes More Difficult

The good news is that Microsoft has invested in exploit mitigations. For years cybercriminals viewed Microsoft as one of the easier platforms to attack. However, with exploit mitigations it will make it much more difficult for them to write attacking code.

Recognition Of Major Flaws In Widely Used Software

Last but not least, as the year continues it is inevitable that we are going to learn about major flaws that are present in software that we have been using for a long-time. As the industry becomes more advanced, flaws and vulnerabilities that have gone unnoticed over the past decade or so will be made apparent.

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