Cast your mind back to 2007: the first iPhone is yet to be released, Facebook has only been available to the mass market for one year, and one billion people are operating online. It feels somewhat alien to think of now, but the digital landscape looked very different just over a decade ago.
Fast forward to now. Over 3.5 billion people are operating online, cloud computing is the norm, most people own two or more smart devices, and we are all dependent upon the internet in some way, shape or form. Not to mention the fact that many of the objects and systems we count upon to control our surroundings are connected to the internet.
This is exciting. Technology allows us to do, see, and achieve things like never before, but we must consider the bearing this has upon our cyber safety, and the new vulnerabilities we’re exposing ourselves to in regards to cybercrime. The benefits we enjoy from remote control, analytics and predictive maintenance, simultaneously raises the threat landscape, heightening the need for better, more robust cybersecurity measures to be in place.