Now that companies have given their employees the ability to work remotely, their attention is shifting to protecting them from increasingly harmful cybersecurity threats. Of all the different ways they could approach the problem, many organizations opt for either SASE or Zero Trust strategies.
This is according to a recent report by ISACA and HCL Technologies, based on a survey of more than 3,600 cybersecurity professionals worldwide. It states that adoption of SASE, or Zero Trust, is highest among pharmaceutical, medical, and healthcare organizations (48 percent), closely followed by finance, banking, and insurance (46 percent).
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Regardless of the industry, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) seems to be the most popular of all SASE technologies, followed by Secure Web Gateway, Zero Trust and SD-WAN.
In terms of threat type, social engineering remains the most prevalent, followed by advanced persistent threats (APT) and ransomware (opens in new tab)the exploitation of unpatched systems and Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks.
The top concerns of respondents were the potential damage to the company’s reputation, data theft and supply chain disruptions.
Aside from SASE and Zero Trust, organizations are also increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI), whose use in SecOps is up four percent year-on-year. The report also suggests that many companies are still researching and developing their AI capabilities and are not yet ready to go public with them – a “promising” statistic for the future of AI.
https://www.techradar.com/news/businesses-turn-to-sase-zero-trust-to-solve-remote-working-challenges Businesses turn to SASE, zero trust to solve remote working challenges