Cybersecurity has been front and center this year, from the WannaCry ransomware attack to Uber admitting it paid off hackers to hide a data breach.
And security software giant McAfee says that these hacks show “how creative and innovative” attackers are, so companies have to stay on the lookout.
“Any organization has to assume that [it's] never doing enough,” Chris Young, CEO at McAfee told Cheddar. “You have to constantly be vigilant.”
After the spate of recent scandals, companies are taking measures to ensure that data isn’t compromised. A recent PwC survey found that 34 percent of corporate executives have implemented new data collection, retention, and destruction policies. An equal portion say they assess devices, system interconnectivity, and vulnerability across the business ecosystem.
Young, though, predicts that hackers will be bolder next year, targeting things like children’s toys and internet of things (IoT) devices. He even thinks added that cyber criminals will go offline, using IoT devices to their advantage to rob organizations in person.
He sees, for example, “using a camera not necessarily for security, but...to figure out: ‘Hey, how do I go and steal something from an organization.’”
The crossover from cyber physical attacks, Young says, in fact is already happening.
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