Has your attack surface increased as you've moved more workloads to the cloud? While moving to the cloud can be a great idea, it can also be a security headache for IT departments who have not increased their security staff to keep up with the demand. All it takes is one data breach to put your organization at risk and endanger the value that moving to cloud brings.
Your network isn't really your network anymore. More specifically, the things you thought of as your network — the boxes with blinking lights, the antennae, the switches, the miles of Cat 5 cable — no longer represent the physical reality of your network in the way that they once did.
Normally, when a company gets hacked, they're entitled to a certain amount of sympathy. Advanced malware is difficult to defend against, and the best that companies can do is sometimes not enough. Equifax, on the other hand, has decided that the aftermath of a devastating cyberattack is the best time to act like a morally-compromised bully. Reacting to the loss of personally identifying information (PII) for over 140 million Americans, their response has been entirely inadequate.
On August 21st, something groundbreaking happened- Netflix viewership went down by 10%... that’s about 5 million accounts.
Unless something happens between now and May 2018, the largest fine assessed for negligent cyber-protection in the EU prior to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have gone to a company called TalkTalk. The UK telecom firm had received warnings that two of its web applications were vulnerable to cyberattack, ignored those warnings, and then 157,000 of its customers had their data stolen.
Over the past couple of weeks, we've talked a great deal about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will take hold in the European Union next May. We've spoken about:
Nothing is more scarring than the possibility of having your personal data fall into the wrong hands. The impact seems even more callous when the cause behind the breach is not a malicious virus, or a mystery hacker from a far away land, but rather from an oversight by an institution that you’d think would be good at following its own laws- The Government.