securityAs we have seen in the headlines, 2014 was a busy year for IT security professionals with hacking and viruses plaguing businesses and individuals alike. With some of the largest security breaches taking place last year, here are the top three predicted security threats for 2015 that all businesses should be aware of in order to protect their data.

  1. Zero second malware

In the last year, over a third of organisations had downloaded at least one email with unknown malware. Criminals are constantly using these tools to ensure that their malware surpasses any security software in order to break into the businesses firewall and obtain all the information they desire.

  1. Going mobile

2015 is set to maintain the problem of trying to secure mobile devices. After 700 businesses being surveyed in 2014 by TechRadar, 42% found they had suffered mobile security incidents that totalled nearly half a million pounds in damage costs.

  1. Mobile payments

iPhone 6 has seen the introduction of Apple Pay which means that more and more consumers will be making payments over their handset which opens up the problem of hacking. Apple Pay is not the only payment system that is being introduced and a number of them have not been adequately tested for security, meaning many consumers will be left vulnerable to attacks.

Due to the number of potential security threats in the market at the moment, a number of firms are setting up a range of security software in order to protect businesses from losing their data and confidential records. As a result, an increasing number of firms are employing the use of endpoint security.

The Dell Endpoint security is an innovative approach to network security which requires each device functioning on a corporate network to abide by certain rules and regulations in order for access to be granted. Endpoint security employs the use of: personal firewalls or antivirus software which operates to be distributed and updated constantly by the server.

This method has proven to be affective due to its strict regulations. When a client logs onto the network, the server must verify the user’s credentials and scans the device that they are working from to ensure it meets the rules and standards set by the security policy.

2015 is set to be a big year for security threats towards businesses and therefore it is vital that all firms learn and understand what they need to do to protect their enterprise.