It seems that the numerous benefits of cloud computing make the disruption of digital transformation worthwhile. However, a recent torrent of automated attacks on cloud infrastructure’s vulnerabilities has precipitated a somewhat gloomy outlook.
In recent years, the most advanced hacking groups have been becoming bolder when conducting cyber attack campaigns, with the number of organizations targeted by the biggest campaigns rising by almost a third.
If you have decided to migrate your business to the cloud, you have to thoroughly scrutinize the security protocols of your chosen provider. No matter how much of your digital presence is in the cloud, you have to ensure your service provider has the best security measures in place to protect its infrastructure from cyber threats. What makes cloud computing so convenient is extensive connectivity, but that is also what is making systems like this vulnerable to cyber attacks – making the security issue one of the most critical components of its overall operations. Assuming all other boxes have been checked for your cloud computing needs, here are the cyber security questions you need to ask your cloud provider before completing the vetting process.
Given the Internet of Things’ perch atop the hype cycle, IoT trend-spotting has become a full-time business, not just an end-of-the-year pastime. It seems every major – and minor – IoT player is busy laying out its vision of where the technology is going. Most of them harp on the same themes, of course, from massive growth to security vulnerabilities to skills shortages. In addition to the IoT blurring the lines between IT, which runs the customers’ systems and email, and OT, which runs the technology behind the production systems, here is what will drive the IoT in the next year.
Every year, cybercrime gets worse. And it totally makes sense, because it is a lucrative line of work, so to speak. It’s estimated to be a $1.5 trillion industry, with some countries now basing their economy around cybercrime. As a result, cybercriminals’ activities are now facilitated by new technology that makes data breach attacks easier and more accessible. Therefore, the chances of your business suffering a cyber attack are getting bigger by the minute. Here is what you can expect in 2019.
Mobile devices aren’t immune to malware – just to let you know in case you had any doubts about that. In the past year, business professionals saw a 75% increase in banking Trojans, which allow cybercriminals to obtain financial credentials off mobile devices. Since employees increasingly use their mobile devices to complete work tasks, it’s easy to jeopardize their organizations that way. Here are the 5 ways to avoid mobile malware threats.
People are increasingly using Cloud storage – both in their professional and private lives, thus making data security an increasing concern. Companies and schools have been increasing their use of services like Google Drive for some time, and lots of individual users also store files on Dropbox, Box, Amazon Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and the like. The concern about keeping information private is a big one – and keeping millions of potential users from storing data online once they were more certain of its security.
If you own a company, no matter how small a company it may be, you are in constant danger of becoming a victim of a cyber attack. It is important to install effective cyber security measures, but in order to do that, you need to know which cyber security threats to prepare for. Here are the 8 most common ones.
The Internet of Things vision can become a reality – but only if companies approach IoT strategically, tying all of this data from multiple core systems together. The hard reality is that most IoT projects don’t make it past the pilot stage, as they languish in isolation and drown in data collected but never analyzed or used.
Internet of Things is increasingly infiltrating our lives not only at work, but also in our homes with people continuing to buy and install all kinds of smart devices in their houses. Yes, it is handy to have a device open you the front door because it has somehow recognized that your hands are full, and more importantly – that it is in fact you coming up. However, as per usual, the less money, skill and preparation you invest in the devices and building your IoT network, the more problems you can expect down the line.