14pc of SMEs have tested their cyber-attack response plans. Stress testing generally refers to the search for weak points in your IT setup, whether it’s the level of traffic that servers can withstand or trialling your backups to ensure that you can actually recover data following an attack.
Today, many organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to track and control which cloud services are being used within their business. In sectors such as finance and banking, especially, where highly sensitive data is handled on a daily basis, the potential risks can be extremely detrimental.
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Bill Burr had advised users to change their password every 90 days and to muddle up words by adding capital letters, numbers and symbols – so, for example, “protected” might become “pr0t3cT3d4!”.
The problem, he believes, is that the theory came unstuck in practice.
Mr Burr now acknowledges that his 2003 manual was “barking up the wrong tree”.
Source: The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d! – WSJ
Roughly two years after that decision to make connected technology standard, I can say with confidence that just because you can make something with IoT technology doesn’t mean people will want it. Judging from our customers’ response, the public simply isn’t yet clamoring for connectivity. Many of our customers just don’t use the technology available to them.
Source: Do Your Customers Actually Want a “Smart” Version of Your Product?