A Friendly Wake Up Call
Security is no longer just a problem for a few individuals but rather a problem involving more and more people, and it should occupy an important part in our lives.
Security is still the top player in IT priorities and will continue to be.
What we can learn from the recent series of cyberattacks last week, is that the seizure of information stored by users and companies on various platforms has become one of the most important trends.
The impact it can have on users, by preventing them from accessing all their data due to the action of malicious code, is very concerning. It is one of the most important types of security incidents, as it takes full advantage of cases where a company’s lack of an effective backup strategy and ineffective security implementation exposes it to risk.
It is very difficult to predict when or how a company will become the target of a group of cybercriminals, so they must be always prepared and protected for that eventuality, given that the point of security installations and software is to protect companies from any type of attack.
Today, there is no need to be a hacker to commit a cybercrime. You can simply hire one.
Why does it keep happening ?
Protecting a company is not a project; it is a process. The technologies used to protect endpoints should be evaluated on an ongoing basis by a security team, as should the protection of the perimeter of their IT networks and servers.
One of the major sources of security deficiencies is the fact that a large number of the manufacturers of these proprietary platforms no longer provide updates for their software, leaving organizations with obsolete and vulnerable IT infrastructure which increases exposure to otherwise avoidable cyberattacks.
How to avoid it ?
There is an urgent need for manufacturers and industries to join forces to update their infrastructure and mitigate security breaches that leave the door open to potential attacks.
If the business management people consider security to be an obstacle rather than an integrated, essential growth driver for the company, this increases the likelihood of security incidents occurring,
To conclude, the fact that something works right now doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t protect it against future risks.
Individuals, governments and companies must accept the challenge and assume responsibility for improving and maintaining information security.
Alternative to manufacturers exists, seek them.
Independent providers like Multiven offer companies lifetime and non stop software integrity maintenance services that will help keep their IT networks in an advanced condition and prevent their exposure to cyberattacks.