Businesses opt for SASE and Zero Trust approaches for remote work security

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Businesses have enabled their employees to work remotely since the start of the pandemic. Attention is moving to protect them from the surging cybersecurity threats. Of all the different ways to solve the problem, many organizations opt for zero trust strategies and SASE.

The confirmation for this comes from a recent report, published by ISACA and HCL Technologies, based on a poll of more than 3,600 cybersecurity professionals across the globe. The report says that the adoption of zero-trust and SASE approaches is highest among medical, pharma, and healthcare organizations (48 p.c.), followed by finance, banking, and insurance (46 p.c.).

What the experts said

It doesn’t matter the industry data loss prevention (DLS) seems to be the most popular SASE technology, ahead of secure web gateway, zero trust, and SD-WAN.

Focusing on the type of threat, social engineering remains the most common, followed by APTs (advanced persistent threats), ransomware, exploitation of flawed systems, and denial of service attacks.

When asked what they were most concerned about, respondents listed potential damage to enterprise reputation, having their data stolen, and supply chain interruptions.

Artificial intelligence plays a role

Putting aside SASE and zero trust, businesses are also increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) whose use in SecOps is up 4% year on year.

The report says many enterprises are still researching and developing AI capabilities and are not yet ready to deploy. However, the news indicates that AI has a great future ahead of it in the security sector, among other things

Meanwhile, the world of AI is either avoiding discussing ethics or going all-in on ethical AI development. If used correctly, it could augment existing solutions with automated threat detection and resolution.