Cyber Security & Cloud Expo: Five ways to step up your Cybersecurity: the power of The Cloud to combat threats

Industry: Technology

The latest entry in a never-ending series of data breaches comes courtesy of popular internet platform Reddit. The company revealed that a hacker was able to access usernames, passwords, and email addresses by intercepting SMS two-factor authentication. In this recent article by Cloud Tech it will explore the ways to step up your Cyber Security utilising the power of the Cloud to combat threats.

Bay Area, CA (PRUnderground) October 10th, 2018

It’s sad to say, but “giant company suffers massive data breach” has become all too commonplace in our news feeds — to the point that too many organisations are tuning out important lessons. So let’s get a little more personal.

Imagine a business leader who relies on two-factor authentication with SMS to protect his personal and corporate accounts. Unbeknownst to him, a threat actor phishes the executive’s phone number from overseas via a technique called SMiShing. Like email phishing attacks, SMiShing uses text messages to trick users into providing personal information such as passwords or usernames.

The attacker then determines the mobile carrier and transfers the phone number to a different global carrier. Then, he uses the phone number to authenticate password resets and eventually gain access to personal and corporate data.

Think that sounds far-fetched? I’ve witnessed this exact situation — or at least the ugly aftermath. The amount of time, money, and effort it took to help this individual recover data and regain access to his accounts and device could have all been avoided if not for an outdated cybersecurity recommendation.

Of course, all organisations must weigh risk and reward. Using two-factor authentication with SMS is better than not using two-factor at all, for instance. No amount of security will mitigate 100 percent of threats, but business and IT leaders must work together to determine which security controls are necessary, affordable, and worth the time to mitigate risks without hampering productivity and efficiency.

  • Emergent threats and evolving defences
  • Use the power of the cloud to combat threats
  • Create defence with a unified threat management system
  • Invest in skilled IT staff and partners
  • Train employees
  • Create a thorough business continuity plan

Read the full article from Cloud Tech and delve deeper into the future of Cyber Security and the power of the Cloud in combating threats. If you are Interested in learning more about Cyber Security & Cloud you can attend the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo World Series with upcoming events in Silicon Valley, London and Amsterdam.

Find out more and register for the event here:

The Cyber Security & Cloud Expo World Series will host events in:

Cyber Security & Cloud Expo North America– 28-29 November – Santa Clara, Silicon Valley

Cyber Security & Cloud Expo Global– 25-26 April – Olympia, London

Cyber Security & Cloud Expo Europe– 19-20 June – RAI, Amsterdam



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