With widespread predictions of increased cyber attacks in the coming year, it’s time for public sector bodies and citizens alike to ensure they’re protected from online threats.
By 2020 worldwide data is set to reach 44 zetabytes, generated by an estimated 5.9 billion smart phones and 200 billion IoT devices. This simply means there’s a lot more to aim at for cyber criminals.
End of days? (Probably not)
Those of a hyperbolic persuasion have cautioned 2016 as the beginning of international cyber warfare and inter country cyber espionage, citing a possible cybergeddon.
Last week The Washington Post quoted Ted Koppel as saying that ‘when it comes to cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism, we need to think of the unthinkable”.
This infographic from LSA Systems outlines some of the essentials needed to hold back any imminent cyber-attack in 2016.
Research finds UK citizens are keener than ever to use digital public services - as long as they're secure.
Councils are being urged to become more creative in their use of technology and more collaborative with both their citizens and other organisations
Survey reveals councils need to do much more to protect data - with a quarter yet to appoint a data protection officer
According to an independent study, 90% of organisations will be using data analytics by 2020, despite obstacles of data silos, security and lack of alignment