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.
In the cybersecurity field, we often focus on the technical causes and methods by which cyberattacks are carried out, new developments, and vulnerabilities that need to be addressed. However, that’s only half the battle when addressing (or preferably, preventing) a cyberattack.
Ransomware is an ever-growing problem, affecting thousands of businesses every day. According to the Kaspersky Security Bulletin, a firm is hit with Ransomware every 40 seconds. Even when you think you may have outsmarted an attacker, new variants of ransomware and tactics to attack arise and lock your files away for ransom. Because of this, ransomware is not likely to see a downward trend anytime soon; with more attacks imminent, how can you avoid exposure?
Disruptive technologies have been changing the game in the IT world for the last decade. New trends emerge and it quickly becomes apparent that businesses need to adapt to survive. One of these disruptive technologies is cloud computing. Simply defined, cloud computing is the practice of "computing" over an internet connection. Chances are you are already using the cloud in one way or another on a consumer level. Do you use Spotify? Do you upload pictures to an internet repository like Photobucket or Flickr? Do you use social media, like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? All of these are examples of cloud computing.
In the cloud computing industry, it can be difficult to find a reliable provider who offers personalized service as opposed to an automated system. NewCloud Networks prides itself on being an exception to this rule; at NewCloud, we believe that great technology is powered by great people, and we are always working to optimize our personalized service for each of our customers. After being reviewed by Clutch as one of Denver’s top cloud consulting firms, we are extremely pleased to see that our efforts to personalize our offerings to our clients’ needs haven’t gone unnoticed.
If you take a look at the number of tabs open in your browser, you might realize that you have way more open than you’re actually using. Some might open automatically when you open a link, whereas others may be older tabs that you haven’t closed yet. Most of us don’t pay too much attention to our open tabs as we browse, and with the evolution of browsers, operating systems, and computer hardware, our computers become more capable of handling activities such as having a dozen web pages open simultaneously.
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 you're able to access various business functions through the cloud 24x7.
Speed is always growing more important in today's world; people want things fast. Fast food, fast cars, and possibly most of all, fast internet. Waiting for anything can feel like a death sentence, but for businesses, latency can be a major competitive disadvantage. In the tech world, solutions have worked to make business processes quicker and quicker, but this need for speed seems to have left the underlying network behind. The evolution of computing has caused a disruption in traditional network capabilities. As a result, businesses now seek solutions to network latency; SD-WAN is an example. In addition to improved performance reliability, SD-WAN offers businesses some benefits that will have your executives making the switch.
As businesses increasingly conduct more of their activities online, there has been a corresponding increase in the frequency as well as the number of cyber attacks; cybercriminals invest their time and resources seeking various ways to compromise business computer networks. Given the increased frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks, traditional cybersecurity strategies are no longer enough in keeping your computer network secure.
We often think of security parameters as “no brainers.” We know the basics: lock your computer when you leave your desk, don’t open suspicious emails, change your password, etc. But how many of us actually follow these rules? Studies show that, though people know what they should be doing from security standpoints, they don’t.
Even experts, well versed in cybersecurity, need to stay on top of developing trends in the field. Not doing so could mean the threats being addressed are obsolete, and the real threats are being ignored. This plays into one of the major causes of lost of breaches -- human error.