Three Security Threats in the Cybersecurity Industry

Russell Thomas, Enterprise Security Mag | Thursday, January 20, 2022

Mobile phones are becoming a major target, with millions of apps being downloaded by a large number of the population without any security concern.

Fremont, CA: Organizations are now more aware of the importance of cybersecurity and the threats that comes with it. However, most still struggle to define and apply appropriate security measures.

From data breaches, IT security staff shortages to cloud technology and AI, here are three threats facing the cybersecurity industry:

Cloud Computing

Although cloud providers are required to protect cloud data, it is the user’s responsibility to keep the cloud data secure. Understanding the importance of cloud security is low, and safety is an afterthought when it comes to cloud implementation. Therefore, it is crucial for cybersecurity solutions to include new, agile, and scalable cloud-based architectures.

Mobile Apps

Mobile phones are another major target, with millions of apps being downloaded by a large number of the population without any security concern.

Ransomware and Malware

Hospitals are commonly targeted for ransomware attacks. Ransomware is distributed in the form of a phishing email in which users are enticed to click the link in the email. It encrypts files on the target system or network and demands payment to get the files back. Security personnel needs to take appropriate measures to reduce the effect of an attack.

Attackers spend time gathering vital information on their victims to inflict maximum disorder and increase the ransoms accordingly.

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