The fear of not having enough privacy has been on many people’s mind for the past couple of years, as internet service providers have started collecting user data to either better their marketing campaigns or provide new services that fit customers’ needs.
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In light of recent terrorist and cyber-terrorist attacks, European states have more seriously focused on measures that could be taken to prevent future attacks and bring to justice those responsible or associated with terrorist activities.
The recent discovery of Linux ransomware dubbed Linux.Encoder raised serious questions about the safety of the internet. More than 97 percent of web servers run some Linux OS distribution, and the new threat of Linux ransomware brings with it a whole new element to the danger.
Today’s interconnected world leaves everyone vulnerable to threats that can use the internet as a pipeline to reach any computer, any device, and any internet-connected gadget to steal data or compromise their integrity.
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A major shortcoming of companies of all sizes is the lack of understanding of the value of files and documents, and therefore the need to protect them. Proper precautions, then, are also lacking. So attackers can access files that should actually be stored on separate networks or separate infrastructure.
The internet is without boundaries, borders, and rules, making it a perfect freedom of speech tool. It removes the physical distance between us to allow sharing of ideas between like-minded people, or exchanges of ideas between those who may not agree.
Each time we hear about a new security incident at a major company, we assume the breach succeeded either because of its high level of sophistication or because attackers have been “footprinting” their victim for a very long time and found the weakest link in the security chain.
The healthcare industry has been reportedly under constant cyberattack, with 67 percent of healthcare executives deeming system-infecting malware as their top security concern, according to KPMG. Another 32 percent say they worry about medical device security.