The rapid development of technology encourages cybersecurity experts to work more active to counter hackers. To some extent, their rivalry can even be called the “arms race”. Threats really become more tangible. But the means of protection are experiencing evolution. We offer you to find out what means of protection against hacker attacks exist today and will develop in the future.
New Accents in the company development
Information sphere is steadily transforming. Consequently, companies are changing their strategies in this direction. This applies to various enterprises regardless of their activity field. There are such items of expenditure in budgets, as:
- Implementation of information security systems.
- Their improvement.
Even the leaders of very powerful companies understand that any business ideas are vulnerable to outside threats. At the same time, the are not enough legal departments to defend themselves, no matter what professional specialists work there. When a leak of significant commercial value occurs, it is difficult to regulate it using legal methods exclusively. You can find guilty, prove their guilt and sue the amount of damage, however, such phenomena, at least, stop the functioning of the company. The damage from leakage of important data is very difficult to assess on an objective scale when it comes to a perspective time. Therefore, even graphic design companies like Adobe are concerned about cybersecurity.
According to Tadviser experts, information security is now perceived not as a separate aspect. Now it is a part of modern business strategies. Company leaders understand that information security is not a one-time project. This is an independent process, which, however, is among the general strategic issues of an enterprise. Cybersecurity of modern business includes (except logos):
- risk miscalculation;
- specific results.
In order, solutions related to cybersecurity were timely and justified, business leaders need to communicate with IT experts and web developers, in fact, talk the same language with them. It is important to be aware of potential threats and those solutions that allow you to protect against them. Therefore, a corporate digital security strategy should be developed.
Risk of ransomware viruses
Over the past few years, ransomware viruses have been one of the most serious threats in modern cyberspace. For example, in the past, the number of attacks from such malicious programs increased by 250%. Among the victims of these viruses are not only powerful companies, but state-owned enterprises, private business representatives, ordinary users and even hospitals as well.
According to Carbon Black information, about 25,000 of such malicious programs are for sale to date. Last year, the total sales of such programs amounted to over $6 million. Thus, it can be concluded about the seriousness of the problem. Such programs are in demand.
If earlier the main purpose of the attackers was the equipment on which Windows is installed, now they have expanded the range of their activities. Viruses attack including equipment with Linux and Mac systems. Cases with smartphones attacks were noted.
There are suggestions that the next goal of such viruses will be the Internet of Things (IoT). On the one hand, there is no critical information in such devices. But on the other, their defense is extremely weak. Experts put forward suggestions that the plot with the threat of disconnecting the electrical network may be involved for blackmail. CSO edition reports about it.
Source of data from redpixie.com
Experts believe that in the coming year the activity of ransomware viruses will be at a high level. Accordingly, cybersecurity experts will need to take steps to counter this phenomenon.
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