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5 IT Predictions for 2018
We asked our IT experts on what they believe will be the biggest trends to hit the IT field in 2018.
In no particular order, here are their predictions:
1. Cybersecurity will continue to be a hot topic with
data breaches continuing to rise.
line of business applications will move to the cloud: allowing companies to not worry about updates.
Mobile and portable devices will become even more user-friendly in running business applications. Meaning more meetings will have attendees looking at screens rather than paper.
Vendor Risk Management will be more important than ever. With the rise of data breaches and outsourced managed services, understanding what service organizations a company uses and what those risks are to the company will be very important to evaluate - no matter the company size.
Cybersecurity Frameworks will be required for certain high-risk cyber organizations that work with healthcare data, critical infrastructure, and credit card data.
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SMBs often have an “it’s never going to happen to me” mentality about data security issues.
But the truth is, these companies have the most to gain from implementing data security measures like encryption. The
goal of data security is to keep criminals, corporate spies, disgruntled ex-employees, insider threats, and anyone else with bad intentions from accessing sensitive information.
Encryption is highly effective and a powerful defense against bad guys because it renders data in such a way that even if it falls into a criminal’s hands, they can’t read it.
We mentioned it briefly in our IT predictions of 2018, but our IT security experts believe businesses who work in the healthcare, critical infrastructure, and credit card data industries will likely have to deal with cybersecurity frameworks.
What even is a framework and how do you develop one?