In just a few months’ time, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change in the way companies in all sectors and regions do business. According to a new McKinsey Global Survey of executives, their companies have accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations by three to four years. And the share of digital or digitally enabled products in their portfolios has accelerated by a shocking seven years.
Nearly all respondents say that their companies have stood up at least temporary solutions to meet many of the new demands on them, and much more quickly than they had thought possible before the crisis. What’s more, respondents expect most of these changes to be long lasting and are already making the kinds of investments that all but ensure they will stick.
The pandemic provided the kick in the pants that many enterprises needed to finally get long-gestating digital transformation efforts underway. But for many organizations, such transformations turned into rush jobs, with many digital transformation projects being hatched far earlier than expected.
While some of these transformations came out in one piece, many weren’t so fortunate, carrying with them a virulent case of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities have in turn led directly to a surprising number of breaches.
In today’s post-Electronic Health Record(EHR) health environment, the amount of data generated by digitization is staggering. Dozens of systems feed data across healthcare organizations daily, and IDC predicts that health data volumes will continue to grow at a rate of 48% annually. Yet, despite advances toward becoming a data-rich and data-driven industry, medical errors are still the third-leading cause of death in the US alone.
The Internet of Things was never conceived with the needs of enterprise security in mind. Then again, no one expected most of the world to leave their offices overnight and begin working from home.
But now, in a world where nearly 75 per cent of global enterprises expect at least some of their employees to continue working from home permanently, the potential threat of unsecured consumer IoT devices is taking on a whole new dimension.
“Almost everybody already had some remote access capability,” says Jon Green, vice president and chief security technologist at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “It was just that only a minority of employees were using it. Now, it’s the majority. So it didn’t fundamentally change architectures all that much, but volume got much, much higher.”
A semiconductor is a computer chip that serves as the brain of anything that’s computerized or uses radio waves. It handles complex thinking such as arithmetic and data storage that is integral to cell phones, tablets, kitchen gadgets, laptops, video game consoles and automobiles.
In vehicles, dozens of individual semiconductor chips are used to control everything from engine temperature to alert drivers of the need for an oil change. The types of chips produced by semiconductor companies can be categorized in two ways(As per the integrated circuits or functionality of the chip).
Usually, chips are categorized in terms of their functionality. However, they are sometimes divided into types according to the integrated circuits (ICs) used.
Advances in hardware and software, infrastructure, and other technologies are driving greater use of virtual, augmented, and mixed realities for both work and play, laying the foundation for what experts call the human edge.
Augmented and virtual reality has been around for some time, but only more recently have they begun to push the boundaries of how we work and play. With the ever-evolving capabilities of our smartphones and advances in hardware and software, network infrastructure, and other technologies, AR and VR are at a tipping point, moving beyond gaming and entertainment toward mainstream use.
Ransomware continues to plague organizations, with over a third of companies surveyed across 30 countries revealing that they were hit by ransomware in the last year.
Such attacks are ever-increasing in complexity and adversaries are getting more efficient at exploiting network and system vulnerabilities, leaving organizations with a significant clean-up bill: a global average of an eye-watering US$1.85M – more than double the cost reported last year.
Modern firewalls are highly effective at defending against these types of attacks, but they need to be given the chance to do their job.
Let’s discuss how these attacks work, how they can be stopped, and best practices for configuring your firewall and network to give you the best protection possible.