As technology continues to evolve, so do the threats to data security. In 2023, organizations must proactively safeguard their sensitive data and navigate the increasing cyber-security risks.
As a leading ITAD provider, data security is our top priority. We’re going over five trends in data security for 2023 that go beyond the basics of updating software, sunsetting outdated legacy systems, and upgrading your hardware.
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms have the potential to enhance cybersecurity by detecting suspicious behavior and patterns and predicting potential risks. By leveraging predictive tech, AI can learn behaviors to determine if it poses a threat and take appropriate action or alert relevant parties.
Increased Use of Biometrics
Biometric authentication methods, such as facial recognition and fingerprint scans, are becoming increasingly popular to identify people logging into hardware and software. Biometrics offers a higher level of security than traditional passwords, which can be easily guessed or stolen. Biometrics are also more convenient for users, who don’t have to remember complex passwords or deal with two-factor authentication in case the 2FA device is lost or stolen.
More Regulations & Compliance Requirements
As data breaches become more prevalent, regulatory bodies worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations and compliance requirements. Companies must invest in robust data security measures, including ITAD services, to comply with these regulations and avoid penalties, fines, or sanctions. Particular attention should be paid to international business dealings, especially with countries where data security may be compromised due to government surveillance.
Focus on Employee Training & Awareness
Employees often represent the weakest link in data security, as human error can lead to data breaches. Enhancing employee awareness and training in both data security and IT asset management best practices can significantly reduce risks, without substantial investments in hardware or software.
Even though companies are returning to in-person work, cloud security is still an issue. Make sure your company has robust security protocols for managing access to cloud-based programs and services. Keep track of all company assets that may harbor sensitive information or log into cloud-based systems, including tablets, laptops, and smartphones.
Consider implementing encryption, access controls, and regular security audits to protect your cloud data. The best security programs will send alerts to relevant staffers when something is amiss.
Data Security With I.T. Supply Solutions
I.T. Supply Solutions, based in the Cincinnati area, offers IT asset disposition services such as e-waste recycling, data destruction and erasure, and asset tracking to help improve your data security when disposing of unused computer equipment. Whether you’ve got 25 or 25,000 units, we can recycle and handle the end-of-life IT assets and ensure your data is secured.
If you have any further questions about our services, feel free to call (859) 694-0602 or contact us. We’re happy to help in any way we can.