We don’t claim to be fortune tellers. Unfortunately, there is no crystal ball in our conference room that helps us predict the future. But when it comes to assessing the IT infrastructure of a business, we can spot problems before they happen from a mile away.
Ask five different people on the street what “cybersecurity” means to them, and you will likely get five different answers. In a general, you might get answers about setting up a technology infrastructure with protection against hackers or leveraging AI to protect a computer from malware.
In 2016, boot maker Lucchese fired its IT administrator. An hour later, the company's servers stopped working. The former IT administrator had used a hidden account -- meant to look like a network printer -- to access the network remotely and delete system files from the servers.
It's impossible to read the tech news these days without seeing a report of a new ransomware attack. The recent spread of a new form of ransomware called WannaCry, though, has captured the public's imagination -- perhaps because of how rapidly it infected computers within the first few days of its release.