As we enter into 2021 it’s time to take a look at the security trends that will likely impact this year.

Cybersecurity Threats

Unfortunately, the pandemic saw a major increase in the number of ransomware attacks. Cybercriminals, like all other criminals, are opportunists. As businesses, schools and healthcare organisations have moved a lot of their operations online, cybercriminals know they are more likely to pay as the result of a ransomware attack.

Video Surveillance

CCTV systems are a proven deterrent for criminals, as well as capturing vital evidence in the event of a prosecution. The latest in video technologies can now actively recognise faces, weapons, number plates (and more) using artificial intelligence (AI). This enables a more proactive, immediate response to potential security threats.

New video technologies will also make it possible to monitor harder-to-reach environments. Using traditional video surveillance for monitoring is inadequate where hazardous chemicals or extreme temperatures come into play.

Plus, with improved mobile broadband connectivity live streaming to a smartphone will now be possible.

Security Strategies

Businesses will be taking the time to reassess their security strategies. Identifying if these are still sufficient to protect the business infrastructure, information, employees and premises. This is particularly important with organisations migrating to a more online way of working.

There has also been an increase in empty business premises and business owners need to consider which methods will be implemented to protect this and prevent theft and vandalism.