Businesses of all sizes want to protect themselves as best they can, and these days, their biggest threat is online. Hackers can find out crucial information about their strategy, business model, clients and staff if they do not protect their data adequately, which is why having excellent cyber security is integral this year.

According to an article in Computer World, improving online security is a huge priority for companies going into 2019, making it one of the biggest IT trends of the next 12 months.

A Twitter chat with @IDGTechTalk revealed 45 per cent of respondents viewed privacy and security to be the most popular tech issue of the new year.

During the discussion, tech writer Siobhan Climer said: “2018 was the year of ‘Oh, God data breach is everywhere!’. 2019 will hopefully be the year of, ‘Well, this is what we’re going to do about it!’”

While most businesses will agree that cyber security is essential so they can continue to have a strong and resilient company, it is important they do something about this.

CTO of The Everest Project Mike D Kail was reported by the news provider as saying: “Action, not aspiration, would be fantastic. Thoughts and prayers aren’t a good security strategy.”

One way companies could improve their data protection is through Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC), which ensures that email sent from your email servers are marked as trusted and any email sent by a malicious sender should be delivered direct to a spam folder. We previously talked in depth about the benefits of DMARC and DKIM here.

If you’re looking to improve your email safety, get in touch with us today.