Desktop as a service (DaaS) is a cloud-based solution for deploying virtual desktops to end-users. The virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is hosted by a third-party cloud provider who handles the deployment, management, and maintenance from their data center. Virtual desktops can be deployed to any location and various types of end-user devices.
Remote teams and distributed home networks have made it more difficult for IT teams to provide centralized support. Hackers have taken advantage of the increased attack surface to release new types of cybersecurity threats and CIOs are worried about remote employees falling prey to increased phishing and malware attacks.
Thanks to the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), we’re all living in a new normal where masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing have become a part of our daily routines, but the pandemic not only changed the way we live and socialize. It has also changed the way we work in major ways.
The number of 'as a service' platforms has increased rapidly in recent years, after starting with the basics, like Software as a Service and Platform as a Service. With this trend, saying 'Anything as a Service' doesn't seem to be an understatement. Hidden in this long list of 'aaS' providers are many services you can use to keep your business more competitive. What's so great about so many "as a service" programs is that you're able to access various business functions through the cloud 24x7.
In our digitized society, cyberattacks are becoming increasingly more intelligent. The total number of data breaches in 2019 was up 33% compared to 2018, with approximately 8 billion personal records compromised. As a result, cybersecurity enhancements are striking against that intelligence. It’s nothing new for corporations to see higher demands for detection and prevention of cyberthreats, however, custom solutions are becoming more critical, as hackers are constantly finding new ways, platforms and gaps to attack, affecting businesses of all sizes. Failure to adapt to custom cybersecurity operations could result in your network being compromised, leading to adverse consequences like loss of customer trust, business disruption and financial loss.
Cloud adoption by financial institutions has been on the rise. According to PwC, by 2020 core financial services like credit scoring, statements management, payments, and billing will use the cloud for processing and computing. From retail banking to collection agencies to asset management and investment banking, the cloud provides many use cases to bring scalability, cost savings and higher security to financial institutions.
The largest financial institutions have already adopted cloud technology. But it’s not just the J.P. Morgan’s or Bank of America’s of the world. Smaller financial institutions are finding the same benefits in cloud computing and cybersecurity practices that enterprises are leveraging. Here are 7 reasons financial institutions need cloud computing and cybersecurity.
1. Cost Savings
Financial institutions are leveraging the cloud to move IT operations to an operating expense model (OpEx). IT hardware and underlying infrastructure is expensive, and financial institutions are concerned about the rising costs associated with running data centers. Additionally, on-premise data centers are difficult to scale, and any growth requires large capital expenditures. Instead, hybrid cloud strategies allow banks and collection agencies to safeguard mission-critical data in the cloud without the high cost and maintenance that typical on-premise centers come with.
In today’s digitized world, cyberattacks are inevitable if businesses aren’t proactive in their protection. Regardless of business size, it’s only a matter of time before organizations become victims due to the absence of cloud computing and security solutions. In fact, 81% of cyberattacks affect small to medium-sized businesses, simply because they lack cloud knowledge.
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There are simple security measures that we all take that most of us would consider "no-brainers". We all know the basics, like locking your computer when you leave your desk, using caution around suspicious emails and never sharing your passwords with anyone. While we'd all say these small tasks are no-brainers, how many of us actually take these security measures seriously? Unfortunately, most people don't, including many businesses. While corporations should increase employee awareness by implementing cybersecurity cultures, back in 2019, 33.3% of employess claimed to never have received proper cybersecurity training in their jobs. With this flaw in business practices, it should come as no surprise that cybersecurity misconceptions still exist. Here are nine of them that should be left behind in 2020.
Due to increased public awareness about the importance of keeping online transactions and documents secure, cybercriminals have modified their network attack strategies. Technological advances over the past several years have enabled these cybercriminals to develop more innovative, as well as stealthy, ways to attack computer networks.
Over the past several years, there has been a significant rise in the number as well as the severity of cyberattacks that have taken place. As businesses increasingly conduct their transactions online, cybercriminals, as well as other malicious actors accordingly, invest their time and resources to compromise business networks and access private data for their nefarious purposes. A single data breach costs a business an average of $3.92 million; this is a 1.5 percent increase from 2018.