How Can We Be Prepared for Where Technology is Going in 2021?
business networks are evolving to anticipated cybersecurity threats that need to be managed. Not being ready for what’s coming can lead to a year of playing catchup and being caught off guard with unexpected downtime or cyberattacks. 38% of small businesses say they’ve seen increased sales and revenue as a result of using the right digital tools. Is your North Texas business looking ahead to 2021? Here are several trends to anticipate so you can be prepared and take advantage of where technology is going this year.
Finally, 5G Begins to Make a Difference 5G has been more of a promise than a reality over the last few years. But wireless service providers spent much of 2020 putting network infrastructure in place, and in 2021 we should finally begin to see some of those dividends paying off. Networks using 5G are expected to bring connections that are as much as 200x faster than 4G LTE and that have near zero latency. How You Can Be Ready: When purchasing any mobile devices or laptops this year, look for 5G compatibility as a feature. Additionally, you may want to check with your ISP to see if they have any plans to add 5G to their service options.
Identity Management Is Going to Get More Complex89% of surveyed organizations say access security has an increasingly important place in their overall digital strategy. With much of company data and business email going to a cloud model, user login credentials have become a hot commodity. Some recent statistics from Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report that illustrate this trend include:
77% of all cloud account breaches are due to compromised login credentials
The #1 malware used in data breaches is now password dumpers
Stealing user login credentials has become the top goal of phishing attacks How You Can Be Ready: Look beyond simple multi-factor authentication into more robust identity management through single sign-on (SSO) technologies. These include the ability to add challenge questions based on user location or access level, and much more.