Cybersecurity is aimed at protecting the company’s digital assets against the ever-growing cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity can be ensured by deploying appropriate security controls to provide several security features such as deterrent, prevention, and detection of cybercrimes. The main purpose of cybersecurity is to ensure Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) of data and services. CIA is also known as CIA triad.
Although cloud computing has been extremely beneficial for tasks such as remote working and data storage, its security and privacy have become a daunting task and organizations and their customers have to suffer a massive loss when a data breach occursAlthough cloud computing has been extremely beneficial for tasks such as remote working and data storage, its security and privacy have become a daunting task and organizations and their customers have to suffer a massive loss when a data breach occurs.
According to the 2018 Cloud Security Report published by Cybersecurity Insiders, three cloud security challenges include threats data privacy (61%), protection against data loss and leakage (67%), and breaches of data confidentiality (53%).
In today’s information warfare, secure communication has become a vital part of any type of organization, especially the firms related to national security and military. The critical information regarding these firms is highly confidential and sensitive because its exposure to enemies can be disastrous. General Paul M. Nakasone, the U.S. Cyber Command and Director, stated that we faced a challenging and volatile cyber threat environment and cyber threats to our national security interests and critical infrastructure ranked at the top of the list.
Data breach is a major player when it comes to causing financial as well as reputational losses to a business. With the implementation of laws such as GDPR and a plethora of privacy debates going across the globe, unethical data collection or poor coding practices are the new players in the town. In the last two weeks, Microsoft and Instagram have been in the news – one for collecting MS Office user data while other for displaying passwords in the plain text. This post will discuss both these incidents and their significance.