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Cyber Security : Time to Get the Basics Right

Sometimes I get completely dumbfounded at the pace of technological innovation. Rummage into some of the latest stories in the world of technology, odds are high that ongoing inventions would leave you stunned. And being a tech-freak, I must confess, nothing else in life gives me an adrenaline rush than bright evolving ideas, particularly in the field of information technology.

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Disruptive Technologies Have Changed the World but Also Increased Risks

Disruptive technologies such as Internet of Things (IOTs) and cloud computing have created enormous opportunities for global organizations. They have changed the way global corporations conduct business. According to the Australian government, disruptive technologies could generate up to $625 billion through economic activities every year by 2030 in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region alone.

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Recent Bank Heists: Why to Compromise Critical IT Assets?

A $101 million bank heist, earlier this year, brought the issue of cybersecurity to the forefront once again. In a sophisticated operation, cybercriminals robbed the Central Bank of Bangladesh by getting hold of SWIFT (society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication code), the access code for global cross-border payment messaging system. 

More important, it wasn’t an isolated case. Even as the dust over Bangladesh bank incident had not settled, the global banking system was again taken aback. This time it was an Ecuador bank, which was hit by a $12 million cyber-heist. The modus operandi was same.

 

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