5 Big IT Security Concerns for Businesses in 2019

5 Big IT Security Concerns for Businesses in 2019

With the new year underway, it's a great time for business leaders to evaluate their goals and what they need to focus on in order to ensure their organizations succeed in 2019. Cybersecurity is still a huge point of concern for companies of all sizes and across all industries worldwide. The wave of cybercrime that has gained momentum in recent years shows no signs of slowing down.

In fact, the number of records breached is expected to skyrocket during the next 5 years, according to a 2018 report by Juniper Research. The report predicts cybercriminals will steal more than 33 billion records in 2023 alone, a 175 percent increase from an estimated 12 billion records in 2018.

As hackers continue to find new ways to thwart IT security measures and gain access to sensitive information, it's imperative that businesses work proactively to update their cybersecurity strategies to stay one step ahead of malicious actors.

As you consider how to revise and update your security strategy for 2019, here are some of the top concerns you should be sure to keep in mind, according to our IT security experts and other leaders in the cybersecurity space.

Next-generation solutions and services are necessary to adequately protect your business from cyberattacks and minimize your data breach risk. A fundamental bundle to help you build a comprehensive security strategy includes the following:

Additionally, if your organization uses or is planning to implement Microsoft Office 365, there are a few features available for this solution that can increase your IT security level. Turning on the following settings/policies increases email security and boosts the Office 365 platform's security score.

Contact your account manager today to learn more about crafting and maintaining a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy for your organization. Our IT security experts are available to assist you in finding solutions and services that meet your specific business needs and will help you achieve the highest possible level of protection.

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