Friday, December 29, 2017

It´s our responsability

The rapid evolution of what was already considered under control, the technologies that evolve incessantly making necessary continuous adaptations and modifications of the strategy, the multiple types of attacks with their continuous better and diversifications, ... Many are today the concerns of the companies about security. This week at CIGTR, we want to review all those news that directly or indirectly affect companies.

At this point there is little doubt about the incredible potential that IoT technology has to improve, both the results with customers, and to increase business results. But as companies increase their investment in IoT, many security professionals go through a nightmare when it comes to implementing security measures. While there are many benefits in IoT technologies, its highly interconnected nature and its diverse hardware, among other reasons, these implementations give rise to a set of security problems. The CIO of the company has the challenge of creating a balance between the promise that this technology offers and its business. Will we be able to face the challenge?

On the other hand, as senior executives adopt digital transformation to evolve their business, security becomes a high priority. Unfortunately, many executives lack the information or knowledge they need to reduce the risk that currently exists in the cybersecurity sector. Through this SecurityWeek article we discover, among other things, that almost a quarter of the boards of directors are not satisfied with the reports that the administration provides on cybersecurity.

The cloud, due to its dynamic and automated nature, offers a multitude of benefits to companies. Companies are increasingly aware of these advantages, by 2018, for example, 3 out of 5 business processes will be developed in the cloud. However, along with this new era of growth, certain assumptions emerge about how the cloud works and how to protect it. It is not a bad exercise before starting the new year that each professional questions these assumptions and perhaps most importantly, encourage others in their companies to also question them. By doing so, all parties involved will ensure the huge amounts of data they store in the cloud are secure.

Although it is true that there are laws to maintain user security and privacy, there is a large part of the IoT devices that are still putting the privacy of users at risk. Many of the devices are outdated, in most cases, due to the need for a minimum knowledge in terms of security by the user. That´s why, the companies that manufacture these devices should begin to take responsibility for supporting automatic, authenticated and secure updates.

Whether to protect the user or for their own benefit, companies have the upper hand at the time of safety. Despite the existence of legislation, companies do not always do everything they can to reach the high point of safety and thus avoid any scare. The implementation of the GDPR is practically a matter of days, will the companies be ready by then?


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