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2016: Ding Ding, Next Round

2016: Ding Ding, Next Round

2016… The next round in the fight against cybercrime, but what is different about this year? Cybercrime is on the rise, we knew that.. Data is no longer safe, we knew that too… According to Einstein, it’s often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. So maybe this year it’s time to start doing things differently.

When it comes to cyber security many companies have a very reactive approach where by solutions are sought after an incident has occurred, which to put into an analogy, feels like watching a boxer block after they get hit. They can do it for a while but at some point if you don’t fight back you will get knocked out. So let’s change it up, let’s go on the attack as we know who the opponent is and we know what they are looking to do. Let’s start thinking like an attacker and put them on the back foot.

Internet access, data distributed across open networks, the continuing rise in electronic commerce and transactions along with social engineering … Networks have never been more exposed to cyber risk, fraud and attacks. My question is, what is needed to proactively defend against these types of attacks?

My opinion has always been that cyber security is like owning a car. To maintain it, you need annual checks, servicing, trusted resources, a decent alarm system, storage, the right fuel and lastly insurance, which to be honest is to protect me personally and not the car when the unexpected happens.

What does everyone else think?

Emmanuel Sonubi
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