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The IT companies are contemplating over extending this arrangement even after COVID-19 infections reduce. But, most companies agree to cybersecurity threat being a sword hanging over their heads

Rukmini Rao        Last Updated: June 10, 2020  | 18:54 IST

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 2019, network infra assets of 47.9% businesses aged or turned obsolete
  • Ageing and obsolete devices in technology sector at 59.6%
  • Redirection of spend towards cloud services is resulting in decreased investment

Various sectors across the globe are slowing and in a staggered fashion opening up after nearly five months of lockdown, perhaps with the only exception of information technology sector, which adapted to a different working model to tide over the crisis. The IT companies are contemplating over extending this arrangement even after COVID-19 infections reduce. But, most companies agree to cybersecurity threat being a sword hanging over their heads. However, a recent report by NTT Ltd shows the root cause of cybersecurity threat having substantially increased is perhaps the obsolete or ageing devices.

“The assets of 47.9 per cent  organisations were ageing or turning obsolete as a weighted average, representing a significant surge from 2017, when this figure was just 13.1 per cent. Both connectivity and security are being compromised by enterprises leaving obsolete devices on the network,” the report  said. While the industry average in the use of obsolete and ageing devices is 47.9 per cent, public sector leads the way with 61.7 per cent, and surprisingly close second is the technology sector with 59.6 per cent of devices either ageing or turning obsolete. On an average, an obsolete device has twice as many vulnerabilities per device (42.2 per cent) compared to ageing (26.8 per cent) and current devices (19.4 per cent). Interestingly, the report says that around 2015-16,  businesses started investing and deploying new technology and spending on new devices peaked in 2017 when there were 86.9 per cent of organisations with current (latest) devices. Even as adoption of new wireless infrastructure is on the rise, with an average increase of over 13 per cent year-on-year, ageing and obsolete devices create security vulnerabilities and put businesses at risk of cyber attacks with people logging in from co-working spaces and remote work locations.

One of the biggest reasons behind the lower investment in  on-premises infrastructure, according to report, is the growth in cloud spend outpacing that in overall IT spend. This is what is leading to lower investments. Cloud adoption and spend were predicted to grow at a faster rate and in the region of 21-25 per cent CAGR until 2023. “The increase in on-premises, ageing and obsolete devices is partially due to a redirection of spend towards Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and other cloud services, which results in a decrease in investment in on-premises infrastructure. However, we anticipate that there will be a significant increase in people working from home, even after pandemic reduction measures are lifted,” the report said.

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Trucker Personals Becomes Leading Online Dating Stop For Truck Drivers Across The Country

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RAND PAUL PROMISES TO SHUT DOWN NSA DATA CENTER IF HE BECOMES PRESIDENT

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Republican Senator Rand Paul has been one of the few vocal critics of the U.S. government’s spying programs. He’s the only presidential candidate that has made NSA spying a central topic of their campaign. NSA spying is so important to Rand that he’s promised to shut down the NSA data center if he becomes president. After he stops the indiscriminate collection of Americans’ data, he’ll convert the data center into a “Constitutional Center” where the Fourth Amendment will be studied. “I’m on my way to the airport, but we decided to stop by the NSA facility in Utah. When I become President, we’ll convert it into a Constitutional Center to study the Fourth Amendment! Bulk data collection must end!” Questions of whether the spying programs were unconstitutional have been swirling since 2013 when Edward Snowden made details about the programs public. Snowden is the NSA contractor who copied large amounts of classified documents onto a thumbdrive and leaked the information to journalists. For those that are bothered by the NSA spying programs, Paul seems to be the only candidate that would work to stop it. For the Senator, it’s a major problem that affects virtually all Americans. Last year, Paul […]

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Prep School Rape Case Becomes a Reality Show & 15-Year-Old Victim Gets Lost in the Crowd

You’ve probably heard about a New Hampshire prep school making headlines for something other than academics. Owen Labrie, 19, was charged with raping a 15-year-old girl as part of a disgusting senior tradition — and if that doesn’t shock you, the number of people who came to watch the courtroom drama should.

The fact that this court had a “standing-room-only” section to accommodate all the people trying to pile in is mind-blowing. Then again, we live in a society that thrives on being entertained by a media circus.

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Royal Navy Becomes Attractive Target For Cyber Criminals

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Security experts who claim that the Royal Navy is unprepared to fend off a cyber attack have called for the government to provide more training to combat the increasing dangers posed by hackers, SC Magazine has reported. Researchers at the University of Lancaster have found that maritime systems are particularly vulnerable to attacks due to ageing computer systems and a lack of training. The nature of navies, and all shipping companies, means that long periods away from land makes it difficult to update antiquated maritime systems. Security consultant Brian Honan said: “What the [Lancaster] report highlights is that many ships use Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 – one of which Microsoft has stopped supporting, and one Microsoft is about to stop supporting. And because ships are at sea a lot, it’s not always easy to replace antiquated systems. It’s a problem faced by private companies too.” According to the report, the fact that 95% of goods are conveyed by sea makes shipping a tempting target for cyber criminals. Among the problems faced by navies and shipping companies are rival nations using technology to follow new vectors of attack, the report continues. “The risk posed by attacks on the new […]

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Woman becomes credit card fraud victim after her number is posted on Facebook

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Identity theft and credit card fraud is turning into an online team sport. Action News discovered that thieves are snatching credit card numbers then posting them onto Facebook to rob locals blind. A Jacksonville woman first learned she was scammed when her credit card was declined. She didn’t want to show her face on camera. But anyone on Facebook got to see her credit card number yesterday. “You can’t trust anything on the Internet, social media; you just can’t trust it,” she said. Before pulling into a Southside Gate station on Sunday, she had no idea someone was stealing from her bank account. Her card was declined, so she called her bank and learned she lost almost $300.The lady explained to me my account was frozen due to fraudulent activity,” she said. An anonymous tipster then saw her info online and made contact with the victim to warn her that her card number and info was somehow posted on a Facebook page. We investigated and found out there in fact is a page devoted to nothing else but posting stolen credit card info for anyone use illegally. “To have your money take from you, it’s just not […]

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