Written by Rabih Soueidi, Managing Partner of Sapience Consultancy
Organizations are challenged to find a proper balance between alleviating risk and allocating an adequate investment on risk management. It is always better if managers and IT professionals identify threats before they occur and try to entirely avoid them. Nevertheless, in case of occurrence, managers have to be proactive in controlling risks before they become serious problems.
Establishing measures in minimizing the impact of threats if they occur helps in preventing their reoccurrence. But trying to avoid or manage all threats at the same time is a costly and difficult task. Therefore, the risk [...]
Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018. And companies that have not started the digital investment cycle are at high risk of being disrupted.
This is according to the list of top IT predictions for 2018 published by Dimension Data. But the top trend for the coming year is the adoption of Blockchain – the technology behind Bitcoin – and its immense potential to disrupt and transform the world of money, business, and society using a variety of applications.
Ettienne Reinecke, Dimension Data’s Group [...]
By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows
As we approach the year-end attention of course turns to what we can expect to see in 2017 and what we are security professionals need to be prepared for.
In many ways, 2016 was very much the ‘Year of the Ransomware Threat’, and it is very hard to see that changing much next year. After all most cybercrime is driven by hard cash and the fact remains that most ransomware and extortion attacks are successful.
Estimates from the FBI suggest ransomware could be worth $1 billion this year but the agency pointed to a jump in cases where victims reported bigger losses, and also hinted that the actual ransom [...]
By Chris Brown, VP EMEA and APAC, Digital Shadows
Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas. There’s a lot of shopping to be done between now and the end of 2016. As throngs of discerning shoppers flock to the high street and online shopping carts are filled to the brim, cybercriminals are busy preparing their wares to take advantage of the high sales period. With this in mind, we decided to outline some of the biggest threats facing both retailers and consumers in the upcoming holiday season:
1. DDoS attacks – With the Mirai botnet demonstrating its ability to launch high-volume denial of service (DDoS) attacks, some might deem the busy sales [...]