Cisco Systems warned yesterday that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software. This is thought by Cisco to be in preparation for another massive cyber attack on Ukraine in a bid to disrupt the Champions League final in Kiev, capital of Ukraine.
ManageEngine, a real-time IT management company, has announced the findings from its latest study of key issues facing line of business (LOB) managers, IT managers, IT directors, CIOs, and other IT decision makers in the UK.
Ensuring complete protection against cyber criminals can be a virtually impossible task, but organisations can give themselves the best chance of avoiding an attack by performing regular IT risk assessments. The current threat landscape is a turbulent one and assessing risk management processes to ensure they address an organisations specific challenges should be a priority.
Tenable Inc unveiled a new partner programme, Tenable Assure™, that positions partners to build long-term, consultative relationships with customers, helping them translate raw security data into a metrics-driven program where every business decision factors in Cyber Exposure.
All these Mirai BotNet stories can’t be helping the IoT industry can they? Still, on the basis that all publicity is good publicity, perhaps some good will come out of the recent network hijackings.
In a society where connectivity is everything, our expectations of technology are constantly increasing and changing. It is estimated that there will be 20 billion connected devices by 2020, the data gathered in this IoT era is helping businesses stay relevant, understand their customers more fluently and improve various parts of their lives.
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