Steve Ranger, a member of ZDNet’s global editorial board, writes “Serious security: Three changes that could turn the tide on hackers” in an effort to echo the urgency of initial steps that must be taken to combat the rapidly increase of hacking. One of the shocking things that I learn reading this article is that $75 billion was spent on tech security last year; however, that didn’t prevent many people and organizations to overlook cyber security. For example, Steve state that,” It’s become so bad that it’s already generated a mirthless cliché — that there are only two types of companies: the ones that have been hacked and the ones that don’t yet know they’ve been hacked.”
Especially nowadays, cyber security should not be considered as an afterthought by anyone and Steve offers three suggestions as starting points:
- The general public or consumers should start taking I.T. security more seriously in order for companies to do the same.
- Organizations should design security as a fundamental part of the services for clients rather than a nice-to-have addition.
- It is definitely time for strong encryption to be the standard as opposed to an exception.
You may read the full article via the link below.