This year has been marked by some really interesting hacks all around.
Whether it is the private email of CIA’s director John Brennan or hacks on private accounts on Ashley Madison, a great number of folks have been the victim of cybersecurity breaches.
The cost of damages on average has been a whopping $6.5 million.
This has been quite a significant increase from $600,000 in 2014.
The trauma that the victims go through upon incidents such as credentials being lost or other personal data such as taxation info and phone numbers being compromised is not even accounted for in this numbers.
The nature of cyber security threats is expected to increase even further.
The strategy to deal with these threats at the moment is to define them first and subsequently create strong walls to defend systems against deadly viruses.
As soon as the hackers penetrate the walls, they have easy access to sensitive information.
Sadly, the walls are not designed in a way to sound any alarms until the damage has been done.
Any hack attacks that are launched by annoyed employees can not be prevented with the walls set up.
Though, a cybersecurity corporation called Darktrace claims that this war is not a lost cause yet.
The war between hosts and viruses has been a tale about the insides of human bodies that has been going on for years.
We are naturally designed in such a way that the walls inside the body ward off foreign agents that attempt to attack us.
The skin functions as an effective hindrance which keeps out any germs that try to get through.
Cybersecurity walls attempt the same; however, walls do eventually collapse.
According to Darktrace, their system works by picking out suspicious activity, including password compromises, anomalous internal file transfers and infections with ransomware.
Their system uses advanced machine learning to adapt to new threats and internally devise a plan to stop existing threats and mitigate future attacks.