Data and security are two of the most crucial topics of discussion regarding modern networks. As the internet grows in scope and complexity, it provides greater benefits to the way people interact and do business, but it also presents a greater number of variables that must be maintained in order to keep things running smoothly. Tech experts are becoming an indispensable part of the workforce at large, as well as within individual organizations for this very reason. Here’s what you need to know in order to create the stable and secure infrastructure your business needs in order to thrive in the digital age.
The Coronavirus outbreak continues to hold the entire world hostage, and healthcare facilities are at the forefront of this struggle. The fact that hospitals and pharmaceutical labs are overwhelmed with work and research makes them more vulnerable to malware attacks than ever before. Saving lives is their top priority and everything else comes next. Malicious actors don’t seem to care about the importance of these commendable efforts, though. They are waging a cyberwar against medical organizations as if the COVID-19 emergency weren’t underway.
Public Wi-Fi seems to be a great blessing, but it is actually a security threat in disguise. Are you interested in knowing the reason?
Well, public Wi-Fi is not just an attraction for internet users, it is also a favourite spot of cybercriminals and predators. Hackers use various ways to steal users` data on public Wi-Fi. They track your online activities on the network and may send malware to your device while being on the same network.
Open source components enable you to quickly develop software. You don’t need to start from scratch. Rather you can find a project that already exists and build on it. Using open source components can save you a lot of dev time. However, to avoid introducing vulnerabilities into your quality codebase, you need to properly secure your open source components.
When I started in the technology industry, virtualisation was the hot topic where I was located. Virtualisation enabled organisations to have fewer physical machines, to make use of cloud offerings, and in some cases to reduce the maintenance overhead involved with using software-as-a-service solutions. This is different than containers, which are those beautifully restricted, short-lived dynamic environments that are spun up to complete a sequence of data exchange and related work known as a transaction. The concept of reduced overhead for dynamic environments continues forward.
DevOps teams started using containers and Kubernetes in test/dev environments. Over the past couple of years, their use has grown and there is significant container and Kubernetes growth in production environments as well. DevOps teams are now adopting containers across the software development lifecycle.
With all the extraordinary progressions that we have witnessed as an outcome of technological advancements in cybersecurity, there are still some gaps that daunt people and the work they are associated with. There is a higher need of having a robust and authentic system to secure all the whereabouts with the increasing number of thefts that we happen to encounter in a globally connected era.
Threat actors use vulnerabilities to launch their attacks. By exploiting vulnerabilities, attackers can gain access to systems, networks, and devices. Vulnerabilities enable attackers to steal and ransom sensitive and corporate information, as well as eavesdrop to confidential communication.
Vulnerabilities can be created as a result of software error, or as forced injections like SQL injection attacks and OS command injections. Other common vulnerability attacks are buffer and integer overflow, which involve the alteration of code by the attacker. Every day, more and more vulnerabilities are discovered. In 2019 alone, over 22,000 vulnerabilities were disclosed.
If you are working from home and concerned about cybersecurity, then you are in the right place.
Freelancers and virtual assistants are working from home for decades and the concept of hiring distant employees is not new. But what is different in the current scenario of teleworking, is accessing the company’s database directly from a remote location.
In this day and age, almost all businesses rely on computer technology and many now rely on technologies like cloud computing. Think of how much simpler things like cloud storage make sharing files with an entire organization.
All of the benefits that come from computer technologies also come with a list of drawbacks; i.e.: skill set and the cost of that skill set are at the top of the list. With so many technology choices, layered with the need to protect your data, many times you can’t rely on your own knowhow to diagnose computer problems, for one. That means you must rely on the in-house expertise of your technology department or third-party service providers.