Call them whatever you prefer—"unmanned aircraft systems" (UAS), "small unmanned aircraft systems" (sUAS), "unmanned aircraft vehicles" (UAV), or simply "drones"—these devices have evolved rapidly over the last few years to the point where they count as a significant force in the innovation of industries ranging from photography and film making, through farming and surveying, to maintenance and power line inspection. "So," you might be thinking "that's all very cool but what's that got to do with my company and security?"
When it comes to thinking about cyber-attacks, many of the folks running businesses are relying on a heavy combination of faith ("it won't happen to us"), reliance on cyber-insurance ("any losses will be covered"), and the unfounded belief that the long-term consequences won't be that bad ("if it does happen, we'll be back in business in no time"). Alas, every single one of those ideas is simply wrong.
Great advancements have been made in cyber risk insurance since the first policies were introduced nearly two decades ago. Options available in 2017 offer organizations the ability to not only survive a data breach but the resources and finances to swiftly take it head on and win. Cyber threats have evolved but has your approach to insurance?
Network engineers are forced to keep up with the complexities and changes brought by hybrid clouds, containers, SDN and other developments. Throw the human element into the mix, and you have a recipe for outages and vulnerabilities. Expert Sajid Awan explains the significance of key findings from a global study conducted by Dimensional Research and what they mean for networks.