Cyber criminals are always on the hunt for browser vulnerabilities in your security systems. To find these unpatched vulnerabilities hiding within your system before the cyber criminals do, patching security gaps is a complete necessity.
From the cyber front line
Not a week goes by without another news-worthy blunder from Facebook. The social media giant has been faithfully reporting one embarrassing move after another.
Most of these have been security related, and concerning their customers’ data.
While other companies like Google go the extra mile to protect their customer data and make it a huge priority in their business, Facebook continues to surprise us with some rather crude looking mistakes. The kind of mistakes that hackers like to exploit on a rainy day, when they have a few hours to kill, with a hot cup of coffee.
With huge amounts of dependence on the internet and being connected, it becomes increasingly difficult to secure data and hi-tech devices. Cybersecurity problems affect us all on a personal and professional level and on a routine basis in the form of malware, ransomware, phishing or threats to our privacy.
Cyber intrusions on the blockchain
Once thought to be impenetrable, hacking is now a known issue on the blockchain. In January 2019, Coinbase detected that the blockchain trading Ethereum was being hacked.
Cyber penetrations: the threats keep on coming, as do the countless corporate and individual victims. Whilst we battle the long hard fight against cyber penetration, the responsibility to self-educate lies in the hands of the consumer. The more you learn, the more you can prepare.
Learn more about the current top three threats and decide how you want to stay protected.
Cybercrime is speeding up. In fact, hacking is the fastest growing American crime. As tech use and innovation surges, so do the hackers, identity thieves, cyber spies and cyber bandits, increasing the scale and cost to society at large.
Ninety five percent of all breached targets come from government, retail and technology. This has little to do with cyber security standards within the industry and more to do with them being popular targets because of the information and data readily available.
There is a distinct overlap between the rapidly developing cyber security landscape and much -needed resources within varying company departments.
However, it’s a little complicated.
Traditional ‘high-security risk’ departments are evolving and so are the lower-risk ones. The major areas to re-evaluate are the who and how in access to personal data, top-down power over employees, users of tech communication as part of everyday business, communicators with banks and financial decision-makers.
Consumer demands drive the supply market and it seems demands are increasing for smart and safe city conveniences.
Along with multitudes of very trendy gadgets, Northstar, the UK based research company confirmed from a survey of 2000 global consumers, that the majority of us are expecting to surround our homes, bodies and workplaces with the assistance of advanced IoT.
The ball barely dropped at Times Square and the first data breach of the new year was already reported. Thirty thousand state Austrailian civil servants had their details stolen when a directory was downloaded by an unlicensed 3rd party, thought to have been ‘phished’ in the state of Victoria.
This political level breach including work emails, phone numbers and job descriptions, has been reported to law enforcement agencies, the Australian Cyber Security Center and obviously the press are having a field day.
Whilst many are focusing on how they will improve their cyber security in 2019, we are busy preaching the future. We have spent countless hours, analyzing 2018 trends, looking forward, predicting and generating an awareness of what is likely to occur and we have boiled it down to 5 very likely scenarios.
Facebook’s privacy issues will spread to other social media targets.
The WannaCry and Petya ransomware really shook us all to the core. The cyber security community realized that hackers were on their way to perfecting automated cyber-attacks. They use machines and AI (artificial intelligence) to search through database and website vulnerabilities and automatically put in malicious code to locate their victim.
The whole process could in fact, be automated to the point that hackers would be making serious money in their sleep. Cyber hacking is on the verge of becoming the cutting edge of the millennial entrepreneurship bubble.