Security threats are quite common these days and every business tries hard to stay away from the same. However, to get to the point, no business is safe from a security attack. This guide would talk about the top 10 common cybersecurity vulnerabilities that you should be aware of.
We expect the 2020’s decade to be defined by near-ubiquitous connectivity. All types of devices in our homes, workplaces, and cities are expected to be internet-enabled to seamlessly capture and transmit data. Semiconductors costs have declined over 90% over the last decade, making such connections remarkably inexpensive. And the rollout of 5G will allow data to transfer between devices and the cloud virtually instantaneously, at speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G.
Cybersecurity is a strategic challenge for global enterprises today. The rapid digitization, accelerated by the pandemic, has brought forth an expansion in the attack surface thereby stressing on the need for more autonomous cybersecurity defenses. Many CISOs are making a fundamental shift to an interconnected and perimeter-less ecosystem.
When organizations accelerate their digital transformation due to the pandemic two years ago, many did not prioritize cybersecurity. In fact, organizations were focused mostly on ensuring business continuity and avoiding any disruptions to productivity.
As the pandemic continued, investments in tech became long-term, with the focus on providing seamless and agile working operations. Companies adopted newer technologies to remain relevant. However, there was one problem, cybersecurity remained an afterthought.
A lot of machine learning relies on massive data sets of unknown provenance. That’s a problem when digital defenses are on the line.
For the past decade, artificial intelligence has been used to recognize faces, rate creditworthiness and predict the weather. At the same time, increasingly sophisticated hacks using stealthier methods have escalated. The combination of AI and cybersecurity was inevitable as both fields sought better tools and new uses for their technology. But there’s a massive problem that threatens to undermine these efforts and could allow adversaries to bypass digital defenses undetected.
Cybersecurity has taken on new levels of importance facing redoubled cyber attacks. The post-pandemic digital landscape is fraught with threats. In fact, these attacks peaked in December of 2021 with a slew of Log4j exploits. The popular Java-based logging utility is only one surprising cybersecurity weak point that business owners should look out for, however.
When you use the internet, you leave behind a trail of data, a set of digital footprints. These include your social media activities, web browsing behaviours, health information, travel patterns, location maps, information about your mobile device use, photos, audio and video.
Cybersecurity is now the number one spend item on the technology investment list. In 2022, 88 percent of boards say that cybersecurity is a business issue, not a technical one. Unfortunately, boards have no idea how to govern cyber AS a business issue and executives have no idea how to guide cyber investment as a business issue.
Cybersecurity concerns could once be written off as the preserve of large companies. But, in today’s networked world — where many are still partly working remotely as a result of the pandemic, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is raising cyber warfare threats — that era is long gone.
Cybersecurity threats are only on an upward trajectory with more data available online for a varied number of reasons and the incidence of cases is only going to increase. It’s not even been days Nvidia, a multinational technology company was cyber-attacked, Samsung, a global giant got the blow. This proves not even big companies, which in general have data- protection strategies in place, are safe. This brings us to an important question: Are our technological solutions so vulnerable or the people at the helm of things throw caution to the wind?
MIAMI — Compliance is a key metric used in healthcare security conversations, measured of course against state and federal regulations, including the The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. But arriving at “compliant” in no way equates to a strong cyber posture. And it’s a driving cause of why smaller and mid-sized organizations are still struggling to keep pace.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is responsible for monitoring, managing, and reducing risk to the country’s critical infrastructure. The federal agency is also known for issuing alerts relating to high-profile data breaches and vulnerability disclosures.
It’s a familiar headline: Your supply chain may be your biggest cybersecurity risk. And for good reason. Between pressure to maintain business continuity and exceed profits amid inflation and global supply chain issues, organizations across industries have a lot to contend with. This focus elsewhere can lead to threat actors slipping under the radar more easily while also making a big splash.
Smart and trustworthy employees are a firm’s greatest assets. However, the problem arises if one of them resigns or is asked to go and takes with him or her confidential data that can give your firm’s competition an edge.
The pandemic has also shown us just how interconnected all businesses are and how increased digitalization has thrust the global population onto a new trajectory of cyber threats and attacks. In 2021, we saw critical infrastructure breaches and how one company’s cybersecurity can have a cascading effect on many others, from direct customers to end consumers, up and down the US’ Eastern Seaboard.