Our lives are run through email. Not only does email manage our professional activities, but it follows us home as well. We use it as a form of online ID. We build a profile of ourselves in our inbox with each subscription and service we link. No longer are we simply sending communications to one another. We are crafting an epicenter of sensitive information that is fully readable and entirely unprotected.
The password is one of the most recognized means of encryption and a hacker’s favourite weak spot. Passwords are notoriously susceptible to decoding because of their human factor. We have to create them. We have to remember them. So naturally we make them our birthdays, our pets names or even variants of our own names.
For those who are a little more committed to making unshakable passwords, the trouble lies in deploying password managers. These applications are helpful in theory, but they are not always available for all the different devices that we may have to use.
The cloud offers agility to enterprises of all sizes. This technology continues to transform the capabilities of organizations. The achievements obtained by using a cloud-based infrastructure are many, but this kind of deployment also presents security concerns.
As technology embeds itself deeper in the functionality of business, so does the threat of various strains of cyber attacks. One of the most devastating is the denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. This type of breach involves multiple systems working in unison to completely shut down. These rudimentary attacks are easy to deploy, making everyone a target.
Many of us take into consideration how a disaster could impact our physical possessions, but do we also consider how our digital assets could be affected? Hurricanes, floods and cyber attacks are all varying forms of disasters that produce downtime and data loss. While physical possessions can be replaced, lost revenue caused by lapses in service or an absence of client information cannot.