The cost of dealing with a data breach is multiplying year after year making it evident why cybersecurity has become essential for every organisation and must be taken seriously by all public, private and government organisations. In recent times, cybersecurity has become a hot topic in all sectors that rely much on the cyber world for business. Threats of phishing and ransomware will grow unescapably, which will keep the government and companies up all night. The growing number of attacks each day is compelling cybersecurity experts to think about how to protect businesses against both old and new threats? One of the antidotes is to rely on trusted partners and tools that have a proven track record of providing complete security. Experts are constantly introducing solutions to deal with the challenges to empower companies today and always. However, to fight the challenges we first need to know what are those challenges that are posing threat to our systems.
Here were will try to understand where the problem lies:
One of the many misconceptions is Cloud storage provides complete security so storing data and handling cloud infrastructure and the process is the safest options available in the cyberspace to protect your data from breaches. The truth is a badly configured cloud computing has led to more than half the data thefts in 2019. This will continue for some time till all the cloud computing service remove the glitches from the systems. Whether you are using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you will need a professional company to configure the platforms correctly to protect your data from any kind of malicious attacks. Companies like SUDO Protect in Dubai creates an added layer of security to identify the possible threats to your data hosted in a cloud environment.
Mobile - the Next Cyber Crime Frontier
No wonder mobile and smartphone technology have changed our complete lifestyle. From ordering household needs to booking an appointment with a doctor or watching a movie or tournament online, smartphones have entered everywhere in our lives and our plans. Most of the people have started using mobiles for everything from shopping to finding a life partner and managing their bank accounts, all because of the ease of use that it provides. People who are unaware of cyber threats save all their personal and confidential information in their phones, making smartphones one of the most appealing devices for hackers and cybercriminals. We often come across stories where we come to know about the data stolen from mobile phones, photos picked from the gallery and misused for all wrong things. There are many similar crimes that take place almost every day. Credit card frauds, hacking of emails, social media accounts and more. Since an increasing number of netizens are mostly available on smartphones, mobiles are expected to become the next cyber frontier. Cybercriminals and hackers are using techniques to infect mobile devices through apps. Many new apps are coming up these days to steal data on your smartphone and even steal your passwords. Whether you are an individual or a company you will need to address this risk. One way is to install only trusted apps which would be the most ideal option for individuals, but if you are a cyber security company you should hire an expert to detect threats on your company network and find a solution to protect all data from thefts. Cybersecurity experts also make company staff aware of the security threats and how to secure data from malicious attacks. In this age when cyber attacks have become very common, companies need to introduce a company culture where employees are made to practice guidelines on how to stay safe from hackers.
Supply Chain Cyber Attacks
In this cut-throat market condition, supply chains have become most vulnerable to cyberattacks. Generally, many companies use this trick to spoil the market reputation of their competitors. This has become very common these days when we see many companies find out about their infected systems long after the products delivered and sold. In supply chain cyberattacks, hackers attack the hardware and software of the supply chains that possess various components and solutions. If the attack is on the larger application then the entire application is at risk. This way one part of the system can infect various smaller components resulting in affecting multiple vendors.
It has become a challenge for the companies in Dubai and elsewhere in the world to protect their systems, devices, and networks from cyber threats.