How Cyberattacks Became Business as Usual in 2018
- Date: 03 December, 2018
In the past, cyberattacks were attention-grabbing anomalies that appeared to hit the unlucky few. But in 2018 they have become a normal part of modern business, as Glyn Roberts, managing director of Global Knowledge, explains.
Cyberattacks used to hit the news as frightening anomalies to the norm. Unfortunately, 2018 was the year that cyberattacks became business as usual.
Almost 1 billion records were leaked in the month of September 2018, according to IT Governance, with a diverse group of organisations affected ranging from Npower, Blue Cross and the United Nations to Park by Phone.
The impact operationally and reputationally is being felt by these organisations and many others.
GOVERNMENT WAKES UP TO CYBERATTACKS
2018 was also the year that the UK government issued a code of practice, focusing on IoT security.
The Internet of Things has gone unsecured for too long according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). And, as more connected devices are being used to control everything from door locks and children’s toys to medical products, the risk of cyberattack has become very personal.
The code of practice recommends 13 guidelines for manufacturers, service providers, developers and retailers that include password protection, vulnerability disclosure, software integrity, monitoring and data validation.
Source: Press coverage in Verdict 3NCRYPT – read full article.