Security Trends

Security Trends

Over the past few years, society has seen a flock of security trends develop. Mostly, it's a democratic effort, which will allow companies to smoothly transition from using an external security advisor to a more hands-on approach. Companies are recruiting new staff members and are investing in their employees by educating specific individuals in application security. This also means that the pressure is on the developers as they are being held responsible and accountable for the results of their security applications. What many of us may not realize is that hackers not only attack larger corporations and businesses – they also seek small businesses as they believe small and medium size businesses are easy prey. Statistics show that a fourth of the small and mid-size business owners report security issues. Even with the introduction of cloud computing security trends and research directions, we expect the number of incidents still to rise. In a world where application security is vital to the Internet of Things (IoT), security codes and discovery techniques must be on point. Since the conception of the Information Highway back in the 90s, online retail, online banking, emails, smartphones, etc., developers have been super busy with risk assessments and strategies to prevent hackers from stealing identities, money and from the destruction of computing systems.

Email Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

Office 365 offers to its members an email service that filters out potential threats and risks. Users can take advantage of this service feature of Advanced Threat Protection or ATP simply by installing Safe Attachments. This service provides protection from harmful viruses and suspicious, unknown malware. Dishonest individuals generally attempt to hide behind URLs that look safe, but they take you off guard for a minute, taking you to a site you didn't click on. The hacker uses a forwarding service to intentionally misdirect you. Nonetheless, with this kind of advanced threat protection, emails and attachments, which are unknown, latch onto a specific terminal for a behavioral analysis. If the search proves legitimate and the findings don't appear to be of a suspicious nature, the system will release the email to you then, but only after screening is complete.

Hacking Mobile Devices

I don't know who doesn't own a mobile phone or a wireless device these days. Downloading applications to your smartphone or laptop are easier than ever. All it takes is one touch of the screen and you can launch your social media campaign or email campaign with epic proportions. However, there are just as many potential threats to those same campaigns, which contain thousands of IP addresses plus personal and private content. Over 950 million androids were open to vulnerabilities such as the one above while using a solitary multimedia message. Too often times do we take for granted the security of these devices and pay even less attention to mobile application security trends making the attackers' job easier. And while you may be the one infected with a virus or malware, you may not be the only one affected by the intrusion. Think about who's in your telephone contacts right now and how many of them link to an email account or social media account? Yes, these people are now at risk as well. Is this really what the fruits of advanced security trends and the future for Androids and iOS supposed to reflect?

The Future Security Trends

Of course and through time, technology has evolved to secure coding techniques, successfully implement methodologies as well as revenge attackers by arresting them before the cyber crime happens and track their whereabouts. Most applications and software that use open sources or cloud computing should invest in the best application security that money can buy.

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