Over the last few years, many businesses and individuals have opted to move their data to cloud storage. Options like Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and SugarSync offer many different benefits compared with storing files locally. These benefits include ease of access, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and security, but is cloud storage really as secure as we like to believe?
Working from home has become a new reality for many workers across the globe in many industries. The reality is that if your job can be done via a computer, or simply doesn’t require you to be physically present at your office in order for it to be completed, then working from home is the optimum solution in times like these.
“Ransomware is more about manipulating vulnerabilities in human psychology than the adversary’s technological sophistication.” ― James Scott, Sr. Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
Sextortion – a portmanteau of the words sex and extortion – is a broad term used to describe the practice of exploiting a person (usually in an attempt to get money) by threatening to reveal evidence of their sexual activity, often explicit photos or videos. Sextortion is not a new concept, and we can find evidence of the term being used as early as the 1950s. But the modern definition of sextortion is widely understood to be linked with exploitation through technology – email scams, webcam hacks, stolen photos and videos, etc. It is seen as a growing problem internationally, and it is another weapon that cybercriminals use to target us.
2019 is gone and a new decade is in sight. 2020 is said to be a year that will bring on many changes in many different realms, but what does that mean for cybersecurity? With the rapid advancements in technology come better, more sophisticated tactics for cybercrime, and in return, pressing demand for innovative cybersecurity solutions.
Cybercriminals have become more sophisticated than ever, finding and exploiting vulnerabilities wherever they can. These crimes cost the global economy around $45 billion in damages in 2018 alone, and likely much more in 2019. Hence, it is no surprise that spending on cybersecurity solutions will likely exceed $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021. So what kind of cyber threats can we predict for 2020, and how can we protect ourselves from them?