Today’s enterprises face a variety of threats, including nation states, cybercriminal syndicates, hacktivists, malicious insiders, and lone wolf attackers. And all of these attackers have a different end game, and are driven by a range of motives, including ideology, espionage, military advantage and financial gain.
Developments have benefited individuals and businesses alike, they have also become tools for fraudsters and cyber criminals to steal money and data, and avoid detection. Hackers use technology to hide their illicit activities and to move funds across jurisdictions and around the globe. Their operations are complex and they have significant resources to help them evade detection.
Cyber attacks have been increasing in frequency and severity over the last few years, and hackers are getting more determined and sophisticated. Even businesses with huge teams dedicated to information security, and with large budgets to spend on security solutions are being breached.
As today’s world becomes increasingly connected and digital, so the threat landscape becomes more sophisticated and complex. Between nation states, criminal underground organisations, and motivated hackers, tools and skills are needed to trace their attacks and gather the evidence necessary to investigate and prosecute their crimes.
The popularity of wearable technology devices is soaring, as they are offering functions way beyond fitness and sleep monitoring. According to CCS Insight, the industry will be worth some $34 billion by 2020, and eMarketer predicts that 81.7% of US adults will be using wearable devices by 2018.
In the healthcare industry, the majority of security efforts have focused on protecting patients’ electronic medical records, and other important data. Not much attention has been paid to protecting medical devices, which are crucial to the health – and in fact life – of many patients.