Have you ever lived in a small community where crime rates are so low that people genuinely feel comfortable leaving their front doors unlocked?
In a way, that’s how business computing was 25 odd years ago. You had locks on the doors of your digital network, but it didn’t really matter if you didn’t always use them. The worst that could happen was someone getting in and creating a little mischief, rather than doing real damage.
Now as we sit on the verge of 2024, things are completely different in our digital world. Today you don’t just want a lock on your door, you want 3 heavy duty locks that are bolted shut all the time. And an alarm. And cameras. And a huge security guy standing guard, complete with a very big scary looking dog on a chain.
These days, cyber criminals relentlessly target businesses of all sizes, all the time. And the attacks take many different forms, all with increasing sophistication.