Stealing credit card number? Old hat. Ransoming information? Been there, done that. Apparently, if you want to make real money from hacking (not that we’re suggesting this), press releases are the latest and most lucrative piece of valuable information.
When you type a URL into the top of your browser and hit “enter,” a number of complicated things begin to happen. Somehow, the alphanumeric English language of a URL gets translated into the machine language of an IP address, allowing your browser to resolve a new webpage.
In an age where the cloud has made browser interactions the norm, companies are discovering the value of anonymous application access and client-less access.
No cloud implementation – in any business unit at any company – is perfect. That’s a given. IT administrators, directors, and CIOs have always been forced to make compromises between convenience, cost, and security.
The rise of "as a Service" companies mean that the corporate supply chain is more complicated than ever. Your company probably doesn't do its own hiring, accounting, or software development in-house.
In theory, the digital aspect of industrial control systems is supposed to be air-gapped from run of the mill corporate networks. In practice, however, there will often be bridges – left either accidentally or on purpose – between industrial controls and the general-purpose internet.
Everyone values efficiency and simplicity, which is why thousands of technology startups and established companies have been “disrupting” the old way of doing business with new solutions for long-standing challenges.
File upload is one of those can’t-live-with-it, can’t-live-without-it items that makes information security so fraught with difficulty. On the one hand, it automates parts of doing business – especially B2C business – that would typically require a person to make a phone call, send an email, or even dust off their fax machine.