For businesses, the top priority in terms of security is to do more with less and identify tools that provide greater coverage and integration.
Finding the correct cybersecurity technologies can be daunting and perplexing, to say the least. There are a plethora of options when it comes to the types of tools available and the companies who provide them, and acronyms abound. To top it off, popularity, not a necessity, drives the use of cybersecurity tools.
Headlines have a tendency to encourage tool adoption. People are concerned about software supply chain issues right now, therefore tools that claim to solve them are popular, even if they end up as shelfware.
However, there are several cybersecurity tool adoption trends that will help most businesses. Here are some cybersecurity tool developments to keep an eye on in 2022.
The implementation of XDR
Extended detection and response (XDR) is one of the hottest security tool trends and the acronym of the moment. Companies desire more robust detection systems, such as XDR, to simplify risk management.
Emerging security technology, such as XDR, combines many security technologies into a single platform, removing the need to interact with multiple suppliers’ solutions and hope they all operate together properly.
Companies are seeing tools that focus on endpoints and cloud employees to provide better detection and response capabilities.
Improved security efficacy
According to IDG, nine out of ten firms have implemented new security tools in the last year.
Threat prevention has long been a major issue for businesses, but current solutions are not up to the task of preventing attacks. XDR provides much-needed threat detection capabilities.
Organizations are turning to XDR because it simplifies complex attacks by using analytics to identify what the attack is and then creating an automated reaction to block it while it is still happening.
Businesses don’t need another scanner; they need a solution that can keep up with the growing volume of data produced as well as the growing number of data security risks. In 2022 and beyond, XDR is likely to play a significant role in enhancing threat detection.
The zero trust model
Endpoint security is something that IT and security teams are looking for. XDR is a component of that solution, which goes beyond typical endpoint security by extending on the endpoint detection and response (EDR).
The development of IoT is also fueling a drive for more secure endpoints. More companies are looking for technologies and solutions that can detect IoT threats. Although IoT systems have more known vulnerabilities than traditional IT systems, IT-oriented cyber solutions do not work for IoT.
In 2022, more firms will embrace a zero-trust approach in order to combat these elusive threats. The XDR’s automated monitoring to detect potential threats works well with the zero-trust principles of verifying then trust.
According to Grand View Research, spending on XDR solutions would approach $2 billion by 2028, complementing the rise of threats to technologies like IoT.
Tools on the way out
There are security tools that have outlived their usefulness for every prominent security tool. On-premise solutions are becoming less popular as companies migrate more of their corporate operations to the cloud. These solutions are being phased out in favor of cloud-based security. The loss of interest in maintaining or growing SIEM investment is arguably a more startling fall.
IT and security teams should evaluate their options and adopt the right security tools that serve their needs as enterprises compete to provide innovation to the market quickly, and as public awareness of how security breaches and attacks affect everyday life grows.
Through it all, the most important security adoption trend for the coming year is to accomplish more with less by discovering technologies that provide better coverage and integration with existing security systems.
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