Although identity theft is frequently associated with mega-data breaches such as the Target breach in 2013, research from the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin has found that old-fashioned “analog” theft is the major driver in identity-related crimes.
Despite cloud, other online advances, data security needs haven’t changedWhen Globalscape got started more than 20 years ago, the internet was in its infancy and the obstacles to making it reliable for commerce were obvious and comparatively simple. Back then, organizations needed a way to securely transfer files up into this thing called the World Wide Web.
The landmark WannaCry ransomware attack, I believe, may have been a proof of concept experiment that inadvertently spun out of control after it got released prematurely. But now that it's out there, WannaCry signifies two developments of profound consequence to company decision-makers monitoring the cybersecurity threat landscape:* It revives the self-propagating internet worm as a preferred way to rapidly spread new exploits, machine to machine, with no user action required.