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A data breach will cost you. Market research firm Cybersecurity Ventures estimates the cost of cybercrime will rise to $6 trillion by 2021. Beyond the dollars and cents of restoring your data and the network, however, a data breach will leave a mark on your brand and weaken your reputation.

Lose weight, exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet-we make such resolutions every year and 2018 will be no different. Interestingly, most of the people make new-year resolutions relating to health and diet. Therefore, it is very important to know how to maintain a balanced and a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Anita Das Gupta shares a few tips for a happy and a healthy 2018.

Dan Sloshberg, cyber resilience expert, Mimecast, commented:

“Uber had both the legal and social obligation to inform governments and customers of this attack, and the fact the company chose to pay hackers and hide the massive breach is shocking. Pretending that an attack hasn’t happened, or quietly paying attackers off only emboldens perpetrators further.

Labels. We see them every day on routine items we depend on to get through life.

There are labels on our food, medicine, clothes and technology. They tell us crucial information to help guide our decisions: nutritional information about the food we consume; how to wash our clothes; how and when we should take medicine; and potentially life-saving warnings about certain products, such as chemicals or prescription drugs.

Change, even one for the better, comes with risk. Migrating to a Colocation Data Center - or any new Data Center- should be accompanied by careful supervision and a well devised and executed strategy. Data and IT functionality are a critical element of any modern enterprise. While adopting a new Data Center strategy holds the promise of efficiency and leaner ongoing costs, the transition can also result in negative disruptive outcomes – if it is enacted badly.

We live in a world that is networked together, where companies rely on networked systems and their data is stored in the cloud. The year 2018 will bring more connectivity, digital transformation initiatives, and data to companies, along with a number of new cybersecurity threats and landscape changes making cybersecurity one of the most crucial issues that need to be addressed in the present scenario.

Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything from elections, mining approvals and even Brexit.

The law enforcement operations that took down the AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were meant to strike a sizable blow to the online trade of illegal goods and services. Frequenters of these services might now think twice before placing their trust in these unregulated platforms, and there may well be further arrests to follow as investigations and analysis into the materials seized in these raids run their course.

The holiday season is in full swing and once again we can expect to see a surge in cyber attacks targeting retailers and consumers. Research from the National Retail Federation shows that spending during the winter holidays outstrips retail sales during all other holidays throughout the year – combined! From Black Friday to sales in January, this is the most wonderful time of the year for retailers, and this trend will likely continue. A survey by RetailMeNot shows that consumers are expected to spend an average of $743 holiday shopping between Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, a 47 percent increase from 2016’s average of $505.

2018 will see a vast change in internal security procedures moving towards what is called a zero-trust security model. IT departments of organizations are spending millions of dollars while witnessing successful breach of their defences. Increasingly, the consensus appears to be that the IT industry with its sets of sophisticated best practices, compliance and guidance directives, is in some way today, losing the game to smarter and innovative groups of dispersed threats actors.

Digiculture – the perfect term to describe the culture today’s world lives in.
In digiculture, the transformation of society and generation into a digitally charged collective is real-time. Transportation presents itself in the form of Uber. No more waiting in a que after a long-haul flight thanks to Smart Gates at UAE airports. Calling a restaurant for delivery in hopes that the order was correctly written down are no longer a worry thanks to Zomato.