Welcome back to another Digitus monthly news roundup. This time, we’ll discuss recent trends in cybersecurity and related legislation. We’ll also cover the future of data centers, and how they could solve the problem of IT skills shortages.

This has been a difficult year for security professionals. Hackers have managed to sneak in to many company’s servers. Some of these thieves have operated on their own, while other have been part of massive, state-backed resources. Heartbleed and Shellshock bugs crawled their way through many servers, resulting in 40 percent of organizations suffering a breach last year.

The response to this from the U.S. government has been slow, but President Barack Obama unveiled a new legislative proposal in December. Even as he announced it, however, hackers claiming affiliation with the Islamic State took control over U.S. Central Command social media accounts.  While gaining access to the United States’ YouTube or Twitter account is embarrassing for that country, Peter Singer, a strategist and analyst with the New American Foundation in Washington told the Washington Post that, “Essentially what they did is for several minutes take control of the megaphone.”

IT professionals to fix these kinds of problems are in short supply, according to Network World.  The study’s “problematic shortage of existing skills” category has had IT security listed at number one for four straight years. Damaging cyberattacks have continued against companies without the necessary security to protect themselves. Many organizations may make use of data centers in order to keep themselves from being breached. According to Data CEnter Dynamics, the global data center construction market is forecast to grow from $14.59 billion in 2014 to $22.73 billion by 2019.  There will likely be more investment in these centers as a safe haven for information.

These data centers of the future are likely to make use of  top-quality security features, including biometric technology. Taking advantage of physical attributes is an important way for companies to keep information out of the hands of hackers, and paying attention to physical security is just as important as digital security. Simultaneous fingerprint ID systems are the best in the business as centers move toward consolidation, building larger structures and bundling more data under one roof. Your data center should be protected by biometrics systems that can monitor elements like Irises, heart rates, and vein analysis for the best possible security.

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