October is known to have its share of scares, with Halloween kicking off the holiday season youngsters and the young-at-heart alike. But the United States had a scare of a different type on October 21st related to a massive DDoS attack directed at Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company headquartered in New Hampshire.
In the past couple of years, two trends have dominated the headlines when it comes to business technology: the proliferation of cloud-based computing, and the growing prevalence of cyber security breaches. Neither of these two concepts is truly foreign to internal IT teams or end-users, but they have started to gain traction in the media.
Here's a fun thought experiment, try and imagine one area of your business today that does not involve technology in some way. It seems like even making coffee these days involves a computer of some kind. With so much reliance on technology, it's incredibly important to put security measures in place so business functions are not disrupted.