From stolen consumer data to sensitive data leaks, it seems that no one’s data has been safe in recent years. For numerous reasons, like misconfigured storage repositories and unpatched vulnerabilities, this trend is likely to continue. The integration of digital technology into all areas of business has resulted in more of our data being stored on computers and websites targeted by hackers, which has significantly increased the number of data breaches as well as organizations’ vulnerability to malware attacks. For example, the Equifax breach impacted 145 MM consumers, and with more employees working remotely on a wide range of devices, the threat landscape has expanded.
The meteoric rise of the public cloud has compounded this issue, as data security requires new knowledge and skill sets in short supply, often leading to misconfigured and insecure solutions. Companies need to adopt the approach that every piece of data in their possession, on-premises or in the cloud, must be encryp
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Sometimes the best clues to a security breach aren’t found in the contents of the files that are traversing your network. Instead, they’re found in the details of the network metadata. An unusually large data transfer associated with simple web-browsing traffic can indicate the injection of malware. Also, an examination of any changes in an attached file’s entropy can reveal encryption or compression activities that can indicate the addition of embedded malware.