The emergence of smartphones, tablets, and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has transformed the way we communicate, consume services, and manage our everyday lives. They have also changed the way businesses conduct operations.
Ransomware, cyberattacks, phishing schemes, and the Internet of Things (IoT) just some of the cybersecurity threats posed to small businesses. With cybersecurity becoming an area of increasing concern for SMBs, companies need to learn ways to protect themselves, their employees, and their files.
Cyber attacks against educational institutions are becoming more and more popular because hackers see teachers and parents as being ill-equipped to deal with cyber threats. The lack of cybersecurity knowledge and that fact that schools hold sensitive data about students – such as the children’s’ medical records – makes them a hot target for cybercriminals.
Discussions on the Internet of Things (IoT) have been very prominent in the enterprise technology world for some time now. However, we have not seen any real end-to-end IoT solutions -- until now.
With the emergence of IoT devices, the attack surface grew exponentially. This increase is because IoT devices can be managed by outside administrators and can be used to generate threats from remote locations.
According to Gartner, employees in today’s digital workplace use an average of three different devices in their daily routine. This number is expected to grow as wearable devices and IoT devices become more mainstream.
Since users can connect a variety of devices to wired and wireless connections, the concept of a fixed threat perimeter no longer exists. The increase of mobile and IoT devices open the enterprise network up to a variety of unforeseen risks, as well as security and compliance concerns. The need for more significant network security services is becoming necessary.
Since its launch, the Internet of Things (IoT) has grown at an exponential rate. Over the years, IoT has been introduced into almost every business sector and industry. In 2017, Gartner, Inc. predicted that 8.4 billion connected things would be used worldwide. The amount of IoT devices is predicted to almost triple by 2020.
IoT devices are not just used in the business sector. The consumer segment brought in the most IoT use with devices such as smart TVs, digital set-top boxes, home automation systems and smart automotive systems.
An IT security program has innumerable moving parts that work together cohesively to protect a company and its many assets. On their own, they can't do enough to safeguard what needs to be protected, but together, they can do great things.
CISOs are constantly challenged with the ever-changing threat landscape and the evolution of IT infrastructure. There are more open networks that need to be secured, new technologies to adopt, malicious attackers to battle and defeat, and new identities to manage.
Old styles have a way of once again becoming trends. Ransomware, once an old threat, has come roaring back to get money, hold files ransom, and disrupt businesses—just like in the old days. It has grown to such proportions that it has become one of the top forms of cyberattacks.
Endpoint security is more relevant now than it ever has been. Companies are changing like never before, allowing employees to bring in and work from their own devices. The number of online attack occurrences has increased, and both networks and endpoints are at risk.
Keeping a network secure isn't an easy task for IT administrators. Cyberattacks differ greatly in threat and capability. If a company overreacts to a cyber threat or implements the wrong technology, major expenses can incur and hackers may have an easier time getting in. But, preventing a malware attack on your network is easy with the right tools.