October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security

One of the primary missions of  Information & Communications Technology is to promote and strengthen cyber security within the County. Maximizing the potential of our rapidly-evolving digital world can only happen within a culture of cybersecurity and data privacy.   The following resources can help achieve these goals.

This week:  The Future of Cybersecurity

Considering emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes

You can't discuss the future of cybersecurity without considering emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes. As organizations develop and adopt technologies related to big data, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), cyberthreats are growing in both volume and complexity.

The race is on to secure these systems and devices before fraudsters figure out how to exploit them. Let's take a look at some of the most important themes and innovations shaping our increasingly interconnected world.

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Important Themes and Innovations 

  • The Power of Big Data - Massive amounts of data are produced by a rapidly growing number of devices. The equation is very simple: More devices means more data, both structured and unstructured.
  • Securing the Internet of Things - Security professionals are well-versed in protecting servers and traditional mobile devices such as smartphones, but what about cars, refrigerators, thermostats and other home automation gadgets?
  • Looking Ahead for Industries - Organizations are struggling to manage and monitor so many user identities. An identity governance and intelligence solution can help in that area today, but the technology will have to evolve in coming years to accommodate the death of the password and the rise of advanced authentication techniques such as biometrics.
  • Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity - Enterprises can do their part by sharing threat data and investing in solutions and infrastructures that are secure by design.
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STOP: make sure security measures are in place.

THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online. 

CONNECT: and enjoy the internet.