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Gartner guides you through 2024’s cybersecurity risks and political turmoil

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TLDR:

  • Global economic and political turmoil is increasing, leading to potential cybersecurity risks
  • Security and risk management leaders must focus on specific cybersecurity activities to navigate the risks

In the article “Gartner: Navigating the Cybersecurity Risks of 2024’s Geopolitical Turbulence,” experts emphasize the importance of preparation and vigilance in the face of rising geopolitical tensions and technological advancements that could be exploited by malicious actors. In 2024, important elections and AI technologies add to the volatile mix, making it crucial for organizations to prioritize cybersecurity activities to withstand potential cyberattacks and espionage.

Security Operations and Incident Response exercises are essential for empowering technical professionals to make quick decisions and respond efficiently to security events. Multifactor Authentication (MFA) usage should be expanded, and identity infrastructures should be monitored for anomalous system access. Inventorying IoT assets and creating a communications plan for cybersecurity breaches are also critical steps for organizations to take.

Overall, staying informed, proactive, and prepared is key in navigating the cybersecurity risks that may arise in 2024 due to geopolitical turbulence and technological advancements.

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