With the second anniversary of GDPR on the horizon, the topic of data security is as pertinent as ever. Despite the proliferation of connected devices and the personal information and sensitive data they harbor, many consumers are unaware of just how susceptible their pocket-sized computers are to cyberattack.
Traditional network management approaches of multiple point products, manual change processes, monolithic policies and data silos no longer work. Business, risk, service and security assurance programs all need to be agile, efficient and anticipate future threats and remedies.
According to a report from Cisco, 5G’s faster broadband (10 to 20 times faster than 4G) will enable 12 billion mobile-ready devices and IoT connections by 2022 compared to 9 billion in 2017. While this is great news for the rising number of smart device users globally, the increased connectivity can be taxing for IoT security. The combination of higher bandwidth and lower latency is a double-edged sword. While it enables new, exciting use cases like Vehicle-to-Vehicle and telemedicine, it is critical to not lose sight of the fact that it expands the scope of security threats, such as ransomware and botnets, among others.
Researchers at NIST have developed a mathematical formula that, computer simulations suggest, could help 5G and other wireless networks select and share communications frequencies about 5,000 times more efficiently than trial-and-error methods.
Though anticipating and preparing for the future is always smart business, there are some industries which take it a step beyond the norm. In cybersecurity, the concept of “future proofing” is essentially the modus operandi everyone adheres to considering just how quickly a massive breach can turn the tide on our collective defenses. By their very nature, security professionals are constantly preparing to head off new threats by diagnosing them and creating an active defense model that makes it nearly impossible - and absurdly expensive - for hackers to get at their data.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are working remotely. Because of this recent and rapid transition, users are accessing corporate resources from their homes and generating unprecedented amounts of network traffic. IT departments face increased pressure to ensure business continuity by providing remote users with access to essential corporate applications and services through Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), which are designed to provide access to private networks through shared or public networks.
For many people, their mobile device, serves as their primary computer in day-to-day life. Modern mobile devices offer a rich, flexible set of features and allow users to add new features just by downloading applications.
The Amphion Forum (www.amphionforum.com) is taking place 28 March in Munich, and will feature a wide variety of experts in securing the "Internet of Things", or any device that connects to the internet but is not a PC.
This month in Security magazine, meet 13 female executives who are succeeding in security leadership roles. How are they contributing to the safety and success of their enterprise and to the industry? Also, experts discuss radio frequency threats, mental health during the global pandemic, the future of security networking, zero trust, AI and more.