The promise of the cloud has allowed business of all sizes to gain features and flexibility that were previously only seen in the largest and most sophisticated environments. These environments were the ones that had the resources to purchase and support these services. In recent years, this has all changed. Even a single user now can purchase features such as full groupware functionality, video conferencing and even big data, stood up and placed into production almost instantly.
As I'm sure you've seen, WannaCrypt Ransomware is making headlines everywhere. Numbers are still rising from the number of businesses and countries that have been directly impacted by this, and the security community is anticipating further attacks that are much harder to stop this coming week.
It goes to show that hackers are always on the hunt, could your business be the next victim?
In these days of enhanced technical security solutions, we often neglect the human variable in Information Security. Email scams and phishing attacks are on the rise. User information and training are key in combating them.
We have seen at least two of these kinds of attacks on clients that could have been prevented with user security awareness.