Why Poor Cyber Hygiene Invites Risk (Dark Reading)


Organizations around the world are implementing mobility, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), business intelligence, and social media technologies at breakneck speeds in order to remain competitive and relevant in today’s digital economy. However, with the rapid implementation of these technologies, new weak spots are emerging for attackers to exploit. And those adversaries are becoming progressively more sophisticated, launching threats that are increasingly pervasive and harder to detect.

The challenge with many digitally disruptive technologies is that security is often an afterthought. Couple this with the fact that we’re seeing these devices often being connected to infrastructure that is not up to today’s cybersecurity demands, and we have a significant problem on our hands.