How vulnerable is your system ?
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In the ever changing cyber world I wonder how well prepared are businesses andÂ Organizations in these countries. Each day an exploit is being reported to have affected a new system and the system admin become powerless on fighting it.
Just last week on 1st November the Mirai malware which is an open source, denial of service toolkit that hijacks busybox systems (commonly used on IoT devices)Â attacked Liberiaâ€™sÂ Internet infrastructure causing massive downtime.
Ransomware is increasingly becoming a problem in Africa and local companies are not reporting incidents for fear of reputation damage, Statistics in Africa remain vague as organizations are reluctant to reveal the extent to which they have been targeted by ransomware. The impact of ransomware is difficult to calculate, since many organizations opt to simply pay to have their files unlocked – an approach that doesnâ€™t always work.
â€œAntivirus is Dead â€œJohn McAfee and Brian Dye of Symantec have in the recent past been quoted saying that. Malware pose a great threat in that its signature keep on evolving hence making antivirus hard to detect it. We must move from the traditional norm that the antivirus will protect us to a more realistic approach of detect and respond paradigm
Endpoint is now becoming the focus of the cyber world, Whilst a complete security plan still involves technologies like Next generation Â IPS, NGFWs and sandboxing, enterprises need to understand this new emphasis on endpoint and why it is vital to a layered defense to our system.