In the last year cyber crime has been firmly established as one of the biggest threats to democracy, privacy, and health and safety. Here, Simon Townsend chief technologist EMEA at Ivanti Software discusses this threat and the possible ways to circumnavigate it
What cyber security trends from 2016 did you see?
Ransomware, ransomware, ransomware! Not only this, but 2016 was also year of insider threats. Email continued to be the main route of entry, with phishing scams running rife in organisations.
Ransomware got its own stage in 2016: in 2015 many people were mixing the attack up with other methods of entry or it wasn’t on the agenda for many decision makers. However, now it’s not something just for certain high-profile organisations, it’s a problem for everybody.