The Dangers of The New Year
Internet security analysts in believe that 2016 will be a major year in terms of network attacks. Malicious hacking groups are getting more sophisticated and no longer going after soft targets such as personal computers or home networks, such as those in Hesperia. Cyber criminals believe that business networks not only have more valuable data but also a greater number of potential entry points.
Here are some of the Internet security trends business owners in California can expect for 2016:
- The Internet of Things (IoT) will require greater protection: More companies will be enticed to enter the IoT world, which these days is as easy as purchasing an Internet-connected device and adding it to the office network. Wireless cloud printers, for example, have already been proven to be a potential breaching point for Hesperia hackers who wish to steal company information by intercepting print jobs.
- Cyber insurance policies will start being offered to some enterprises on a limited, trial basis. At this point, demand for policies that cover losses incurred after Hesperia cyber attacks is very high, which is prompting the insurance industry to come up with adequate solutions, but this is still in its infancy stage.
- Point-of-sale (POS) systems will need to become more sophisticated in terms of security, and this is something that the retail industry of Hesperia has learned through recent data breaches at the terminals of major retailers such as the Hilton Hotels chain.
Despite its potential security risks and issues, Hesperia business owners will find the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) paradigm hard to resist. Employees and associates will insist on using their own mobile devices because of the high degree of customization they have already applied, and their bosses will generally be willing to accommodate them. Hackers are very aware of this business trend, which is why company owners will need to stay one step ahead of them.