Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses. This is even more so with the advent of the 3 and 4(*) Industrial Revolutions, which are digitizing all sectors of the economy. As organizations digitize critical systems and bring them online to facilitate communication, a new question arises: How do they secure these resources? Before computers and computer systems became ubiquitous in the workplace, all a company had to think about in terms of security was the number of trained guards protecting its assets. Digitization has made it easier and more secure for criminals to access corporate assets, necessitating a strong cybersecurity policy.
Security experts have attempted to counter this new threat by developing antivirus or antimalware systems to deal with potential cyberattacks in the form of viruses and other more sophisticated malware. While these systems are effective, they are not 100% bulletproof. For example, antivirus systems are only designed to protect against previously identified computer viruses. Many of these systems slow down the overall system, which can be costly, especially for organizations that rely on fast task processing (Schoenfield., 2015, p. 122). To make anti-malware and anti-virus systems more effective and compatible with business processes, anti-virus developers should consider developing industry-specific anti-malware systems.