You can’t deny that today we are living in an era of unprecedented technological progress. Particularly in the business world, we find ourselves more empowered day by day with the onslaught of fresh applications and features promising to extend our reach and drive success. There’s a reason, after all, that business leaders like Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson argue that right now is a better time than ever to start a scrappy new company.
But this trend, in which firms become ever more inseparable from the technologies they depend on, is a double-edged sword.
Though tech continues to break down barriers to success in practice, its forward motion is naturally accompanied by a newfound vulnerability. Each development is accompanied by a weakness to exploit
– a back door through which hackers can wreak havoc on firms and customers alike.
This should be obvious to anyone who has even the barest awareness of the news. As the list of Fortune 500 companies that fall victim to cyber-attacks grows, we all need to learn from their mistakes and batten down our digital hatches in anticipation of a potential breach.
So what can you do to ensure you don't fall victim?