Cybersecurity is the main concern for every company. It doesn’t require an enterprise to be big to be a potential target for a cyber-attack. Data shows that most of the attacks happen as a result of an end-user vulnerability or wrong actions. For example, 83 percent of global organisations experienced phishing attacks during 2018, according to Proofpoint, which analysed end-user responses to more than 130 million questions administered during email-security training over 14 months from January 2018.
Cybersecurity is an important topic in every organisation, it's a constant concern for IT leaders and it can be a headache for IT professionals in general. The end-users can be affected as well, as usually are the ones who tend to get trapped clicking where they shouldn’t and opening suspicious emails. So, why still so difficult to have a company culture focused on Cyber-safe actions and attitudes? The answer is Leadership.
Internet of Things is a way without coming back. According to Gartner, there are over 8 billion connected “things” in use today, and the figure will top 20 billion by 2020, including over 7 billion specifically for business use. As organisations embark on digital transformation projects, bringing IoT devices closer to users’ reality, a new cyber risk emerges. How to keep those devices safe and control the potential cyber attacks?
Check Point released their 2019 Mid-year report with the major cyber-attacks in 2019 revealing that European companies in general still at risk of cyber breaches and attacks, putting at risk sensitive information of billions of people. What characterizes 2019 is not the number of reported breaches, but rather their magnitude.
The first quarter of 2019 was busy for Cybersecurity professionals in general. Even though people are more aware of cyber-attacks and threats, crimes related to cybersecurity still on the rise and putting companies at risk. According to the last Risk Radar report released by Integrity 360, billions of compromised records, data leaks from cloud misconfigurations and record-setting cyber-threats were some of the main findings for the first period of the year. On the other hand, the lack of qualified professionals is not helping the situation either.
The potential and real risk of a cyber-attack is a constant headache for IT professionals and Cybersecurity specialists. Cyber criminals are continually scheming new ways to infiltrate corporate networks and frequently they succeed. In 2017, 1,579 data breaches were reported in the U.S., up 44.7 percent from 2016. The figure is not different all over the world demanding more Cybersecurity professionals and opening new opportunities in companies everywhere.
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