It seems that a week can’t go by without reports of another major hack against company or government. In the seven days Russia’s central bank has been hit for $31 million, academics have shown a Visa card can be hacked in 6 seconds, and trams in San Francisco briefly ran for free following an attack.
Hackers are getting more sophisticated and attacks more frequent. As more of our lives exists online, the potential windfall from obtaining sensitive data has never been greater.
Jason Hart, Gemalto’s CTO for Data Protection recently outlined his predictions for 2017. Alongside the increasing prevalence of ransomware, the major new threat is the rise of data integrity attacks. Instead of stealing or deleting data, code and information will instead be altered creating huge consequences both in disrupting the immediate operations of the target but also in destroying trust. Imagine the effects on a company’s share price if it fell victim to a hack that reimbursed all customers for their latest transaction, or if data was tampered with that caused a power utility to fail.
The threat has never been higher. Fortunately, that are steps companies can take to mitigate the possibility of a crippling breach. This Wednesday at 14:30 GMT / 09:30 ET, Jason is hosting a wide-ranging discussion on cyber security.
Click here to take part, sign up and get ready to ask questions on the day. We’ll be discussing all the major issues in cybersecurity: https://www.crowdchat.net/securethebreach
Plus we’ll also have a little something special for everyone in attendance.
If you can’t make it, but have a question for Jason, leave a comment below or get in touch on Twitter @Gemalto.