Friday, February 23, 2018

Deceive yourself

There is nothing worse than deceiving yourself, but in our sector, it seems to be something that happens too often. In CIGTR we celebrate every news in which cybersecurity is taken seriously and is posed as a real problem since this doesn´t happen as often as it should. There are many occasions in which news that brings to light data that is a reality check for anyone who doesn´t want to accept the importance of cybersecurity. Today we do a review to open the eyes of those who don´t want to see it. By the way, you're welcome.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The fittest

Survival of the fittest is presented as an alternative to natural selection and comes from the same evolution theory that Charles Darwin exposed. Basically, this idea shows how some individuals have features that are better at adapting to the environment, making them able to reproduce and forming the next generation. The ones that don’t have those features will be more likely to die and their features will disappear.

This also happens in the cybersecurity world, where we always drive in the fast lane and adapting to changes is linked to a company strategy readjustment. The one that can’t adapt, as it happens in Darwin’s theory, will disappear. The public CIOs are also attached to these rules and they already have their 2018 objectives planned. This week we want to put the focus on the results we got from the Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey. This study gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and across major industries, including 461 government CIOs.

Monday, February 19, 2018

They are more, but less safe

How many IoT devices do you use in your daily routine? A lot of people won’t be able to answer that question as they would be unable to know the meaning of that term, and they’ll think they are not using any. This will change if we would have referred to them as “Connected things”. This makes your mind to instantly enumerate a series of devices, letting you know the importance of day-to-day technology. Dear user, don’t be confused about terms, it would be almost impossible to live without IoT. 

Nowadays, IoT investment is situated around the $1.400 million and it is hoped that gets to $5.1 thousand millions in 2022. This rising in investment will lead to a massive increase in auxiliary IoT industry and the number of devices connected. To understand where this investment is going and what the security threats are, we want to show you an interview to Vaughan Emery, Atonomi CEO, by Digital Journal

Friday, February 16, 2018

Guilty is the one that hides

There’s a universal rule that’s valid everywhere: everyone tries to hide somethin that is not good for themselves. Every power, even if it’s a democratic one, uses this rule for its convenience. Even mass media hides information or, in a lot of cases, they change the truth to avoid conflict or to help the hand that feeds them. In our “cyberworld”, hiding code, information or even armies has become an art. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Like automatization for productivity

We have already lived some industrial revolutions and we can see how the pattern is always the same when replacing a manual way of doing things with an automatic one. As a society we expect this to increase our life quality, even as professionals. On the other hand, we are afraid that this will lead us to a massive job loss or into a situation in which humans are less important in companies. 

This week, HelpNet Security gave us the keys in a survey made by Indeni and GNS3 to more than 700 global engineering workers. Nowadays, companies are suffering a lack of knowledge in programming that could be tagged as one of their biggest risks. This survey shows how this knowledge necessity is having a great impact in the surveyed companies’ productivity and how automatization brings a solution.