Social distancing and limits on large gatherings are increasingly becoming the new normal as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact societies and markets across the globe. In response to this restriction on person-to-person contact, marketing professionals are turning to cutting-edge technologies to reach their target audiences.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has had an enormous impact on the supply chains of major industries as everything from raw materials and components to supply lines has been disrupted.
In April 2020 alone, there were an astonishing 37 data breaches affecting 500 or more records each, falling close to the 2019 average of 41.9 data breaches each month.
With cyberattacks increasing, the cybersecurity landscape is in a constant state of evolution. And yet, one thing remains consistently true — that ransomware is among the top techniques deployed by today’s hacking community.
As more companies move toward a digital environment, wily hackers are increasingly focused on industrial targets and businesses that use programs such as AutoCAD, making cybersecurity for engineering a critical — and essential — element to deterring industrial espionage.
As though companies didn’t have enough to deal with during the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers are now using the global confusion as a cover for their schemes. With the increases in information appetites, hackers (both political and criminal) quickly pounced on the trend and created exploits perfectly suited to defraud individuals and organizations.
While printers remain the backbone of every business, keeping them secure has never been more important. The capabilities that come with modern multifunction devices can help organizations increase efficiencies and reduce operational bottlenecks, but also make them prime targets for cybercriminals.
Companies need to understand that today’s multifunction devices are more sophisticated than older generation printers are. In many ways, new multifunction printers are just like computers. Since the use of company networks became widespread in the 1990s, connecting and sharing a printer became easier than ever before. These devices now help companies to streamline their print workflows and maintain a productive office environment, but it could also pose a risk to operations.
It may not seem self-evident, but museums also need cybersecurity just like any other public or private entity. Depending on the types of relics, treasures, and art displayed at the facility, it may require more protection than regular businesses. As these institutions usually rely on grants, donations, and other contributions, they also face budgetary pressures while needing to improve their information security on their networks and devices.
While the insides of museums may seem like ancient, dusty halls filled with knowledge, plenty is going on in the background. Museums collect information just like any other business. They sell tickets to the public, host events, manage member’s information, and keep financial records regarding donations and contributions. All of this information can be valuable in a bad actor or hacker’s hands. Therefore, taking a proactive approach to information security will be vital to running a sustainable (and socially essential) operation.