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At Justice IT, our team is dedicated to seeking out and following trends in information and cyber security so that you can focus on your core business. Here are 5 current trends to watch out for:

1. Increasing shortage of qualified cyber security experts.

What is the trend?

Information and Cyber Security has become an important topic for all businesses small and large in the recent years. The field of Cyber Security is in such demand that most enterprises are having trouble filling vacant positions for cyber professionals.

What does it mean to you?

Cost control and current skills with Justice IT. Cyber professionals will continue to be harder to find and the cost for such expert skills will continue to rise. With Justice IT you can ensure that you have access to cyber professionals that will keep your network secure at a reasonable cost.

2. Increasing knowledge gap to keep cyber skills current.

What is the trend?

With the increasing pace of innovation, knowledge and skill requirements change rapidly in order to adapt to the changing landscape of cyber space. Malicious actors and security professionals are continuously adapting their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) in order to gain an advantage over their adversary.

What does it mean to you?

Training and education can be a significant expense that affects your bottom line. With Justice IT you have access to security professionals who cover the knowledge gap with current skills and constant training and education.

3. Enterprise tools to baseline network activity through Machine Learning.

What is the trend?

Appliance vendors are increasingly moving to solutions based on unsupervised machine learning techniques that create a statistical baseline of network traffic and activities. Many of the current offerings are based on Bayesian Estimation. As this trend increases and more Machine Learning techniques are packed into solutions you can expect that the computational and hardware requirements will yield higher costs for already expensive solutions.

What does it mean to you?

Leverage Justice IT to discover your need for these advanced solutions or more cost effective solutions designed for your small or medium business. Our team deliberately explores emerging technologies in order to determine the cost benefit on your behalf.

4. Democratization of malicious software tools.

What is the trend?

Malicious Threat Actors are increasingly selling access to their software and bot networks in the criminal underground drastically reducing the barrier to entry for other malicious actors. Criminals no longer need deep resources or skilled experts to leverage these tools against you and your business. Expect these attacks to drastically increase in automation and sophistication. Ransomware is a particularly virulent menace that is becoming much more popular.

What does it mean to you?

Ensure that your business is protected against these increasingly common attacks through policy and utilizing the proper hardware and software. At Justice IT, our team keeps up to date with current threat intelligence in order to mitigate the risks to your information and your business. Ensure that you have defense-in -depth and let us help you ensure that your backup and disaster recovery plans can defend you against ransomware that could otherwise cripple your daily operations.

5. Less brute force and more credential replay.

What is the trend?

Attackers are constantly adapting. With the number of exposed credentials out in the wild they no longer need to use brute force and give away their advantage. Expect attacks to come more quietly utilizing previously stolen credentials that appear to be legitimate users.

What does it mean to you?

Businesses will increasingly need to learn how to properly manage and maintain multiple accounts and passwords and implement permissive policies in the business environment. Justice IT can help you to understand and mitigate this threat by implementing the right solutions and training.