Panic or don’t panic?
Britain's data watchdog has also applied for an urgent warrant to raid CA's London offices, after its so-called data grab from 50-million Facebook profiles.
Forward-thinking organisations are already starting to completely rethink their security approaches to keep up with evolving cyber threats. What can we expect in the future? Here are the top five global cyber security trends that will define how businesses fight back in 2018:
Data loss continues to make headlines around the globe with South Africa being the latest target.
In May 2016, a New York Times media columnists Twitter account was taken over by a sexting bot, and flooded his nearly half million followers' accounts with spam. In the context of increasing cases of account hacks, the incident wasn't remarkable. Just that David Carr had been dead since 2015.
Data. We send and receive so much of it on a daily basis that we almost don't think about it anymore. As long as it reaches its destination, we don't think about what happens to it in-between, or even consider who may have access to it.
The list of things that will change when Brexit comes into effect is almost immeasurable. What will remain the same, however, is the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ruling on data regulations in the UK. Despite Brexit, GDPR will still have a seismic impact on businesses who use and store EU data.
While cybercriminals quickly learn to use emerging technologies for their own benefit, it's the most ripe time to delve into the thought process on how artificial intelligence will fit into cyber security infrastructure of businesses and with AI still in the early stages, it's time to work on strategies to utilise it fully once it marks its second coming in the business world.
At the same time as you are giving a long and wide-ranging do and don't list, you are tired, possibly nauseous, and being told to relax. Relax. While Googling your shopping list for safety. Nil by mouth suddenly looks like a good option - especially with the regular lectures about maintaining a healthy weight.
Amazon Echo has enjoyed a wealth of success since the product first launched back in 2014. There is now an undeniable appetite for digital assistants in the home, and competitors have rushed to launch their own equivalents of 'Alexa', including Google Home and Samsung's Bixby.