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Cyber-security is a business necessity

Cyber-security is no longer optional, with 51% of companies have experienced some form of cyber attack, said Wlodzimierz Nowak, chief security, legal and compliance officer at T-Mobile Poland.Cyber-security

Statistics show that 93% of all large enterprises were targeted by cyber attacks in 2016 alone. “But cyber-security has become a complex issue as business has embraced the internet, cloud, and mobile working,” he told the CyberSec European Cyber Security Forum in Krakow.

In developing a cybersecurity strategy, Nowak said organizations need to understand the most common aims of any cyber attack.

These are to stop the flow of data, to disturb the flow of data; modify data; steal data; or discredit the targeted organization, in the public and private sector, including governments.

An important element of cybersecurity, said Nowak, is to ensure that enterprises, governments, and individuals all do their share in terms of keeping cyberspace secure.

“Just like someone who is infected with a virus can pass that on to someone else, any entity not following cybersecurity best practices can create vulnerabilities for others in the cyber community,” he said. Continue reading