The encryption that protects your online data can also hide malware. Detecting these harmful threats has been a problem… until now.
How do You Spot Malware Lurking in Encrypted Traffic?
by Jason Deign
Cyber security is a rapidly evolving field, due to the many fresh risks created by mobile devices, cloud-connected applications and increasingly sophisticated botnets. At the same time, many IT organizations are struggling to staff up and meet these new challenges:
Information security is something all 21st century businesses need to worry about. As hacking techniques become more sophisticated, and cybercriminals become bolder, even small organizations need to improve the way they protect their online data. The first step to improving information security is learning where a business is at risk and how to manage that risk.
Movies and television have convinced the average person that a hacker is a malicious individual whose nefarious motivation can generally be boiled down to personal financial profit. While these kinds of cybercriminals certainly exist, they aren't the only ones out there. In fact, there is an entire section of the hacking population who want nothing more than to make sure these malicious individuals don't get what they're after.
Hacker's aren't just a fringe threat a small portion of the population has to deal with anymore. They're a very real problem that both countries and companies must defend themselves against. In order to fight back against them, it's vital to recognize why they're often so successful, so let's dive into the reasons why hackers currently have the upper hand.