Simple Ways Intelligence is Fighting Cyber Crimes

March 8, 2019

Our world has never been more technologically advanced, that’s a fact. That also means that the digital threats have never been more dire, right? Yes and no, according to one source, who says that the technology might change but humans never do. We learned more from a recent CNBC story, “Google Infosec Head Heather Adkins: Ignore Scare Stories.”

According to the story:

“Adkins said sometimes the marketplace suffers from a “proliferation of cybersecurity professionals” offering conflicting advice on passwords, antivirus software, safety practices and so on…But the best rules for individuals looking to secure their personal information are the classics, Adkins said…Keep your software up to date, and don’t re-use the same password.”

This and many other examples show that good old fashioned foresight and detective work can still help fight cybercrime, even in this world of machine learning and nanotech. As Adkins says, let’s look forward in regards to security, but also not forget our past.

However, fear, uncertainty, and doubt sell—particularly to some executives uncomfortable with today’s business environment.

Patrick Roland, March 8, 2019


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