3 modern IT security risks to watch out for

Posted by John Mathewson on January 20, 2016

Cybersecurity remains a major concern for companies in all industries. Those businesses that work with the latest tools still need to take cautionary measures.

“Cybersecurity remains a major concern for companies in all industries.”

Business Insider recently spoke to Malcolm Marshall,  KPMG International Global Head of Cyber Security, about the inherent problems in “rising” technology. With robotics and automation poised to see greater use, Marshall warns that security systems should be pre-existing in these devices, as opposed to an afterthought. He also notes the inadequate practice of hiring an expensive cyber security expert instead of creating “offensive capabilities.”

“Security should be built in from the start and people have got to change the perception that security gets in the way of innovation,” he said. “We need to make sure security is innovative, more agile, easier to use. Few of the world’s organisations understand this.”

Here are some other risks that companies may fall prey to as they attempt to address security issues:

  • Lack of training: Marshall also referred to the need to increase basic knowledge among employees to add to a company’s basic defenses.
  • Outdated software: The changing nature of software retirement dates and supported licenses means users need to be aware of what is current. A Cisco survey mentioned in this BetaNews piece reported that more than 30 percent of all devices “are no longer supported or maintained by the vendor.”
  • Time to adjust: Bloomberg recently reported on the Pentagon’s delayed attempts to enact security requirements. According to this piece, one of the key concerns for contractors is the amount of time they have to respond to such concerns.

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