Friday, July 5, 2013

Cyber Security bar & terrace


"Waiter, please!, Waiter!". It is possible that those are the words more said in all terraces & bars around the world. Al least in the half of the planet where it's summer now. The climate invites to go out and order a cold beer, a smoothie, a Coke…

But in the darkest terrace in the depth of the Internet, customers are asking for DDoS attacks, spam, theft of personal data… "Cybercrime-as-a-service" is a reality that is growing and getting increasingly industrialized, according to a report by security company +McAfee.

As a result, the number of companies, services and investments in cyber-security is raising. In today's video, the expert Israeli investor Yoav Tzruya explains why now is a good time to invest in this type of business and technology.

But if you are in charge of security for a company, what you need to know is which solutions and services you should buy to keep the challenges you are facing under control. According to Leonel Navarro, Head of Quality Assurance and Validation of Softek, these challenges are mainly those characteristic of the cloud, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and data analytics.

So what should you ask from the menu that offers the bar & terrace of cyber-security? According to the Country Manager at Stonesoft, Maria Campos, is very convenient to define measurable security controls, with automated monitoring and incident reporting.

Internet is a bar & terrace full of pickpockets. Falling into the trap of a phishing attack is like leaving your wallet on the table as you turn to call the waiter. One in five phishing attacks are targeting directly banks and financial institutions, according to a study by security firm +Kaspersky Lab.

To let Europeans enjoy the benefits of the cyber bar & terrace, the European Union plans to toughen prison sentences for cyber-crimes. Thus, for example, those found guilty of running a botnet of hijacked home computers will face prison sentences of at least three years.


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