This month Barracuda Networks celebrates its 15th anniversary. So it would seem like an opportune moment to take stock of the past decade-and-a-half to see how the threat landscape has changed. Over that time, it’s fundamentally been driven by two major inter-connected themes: technological change and the motivations of those doing the attacking. The former has opened up major new opportunities for the latter, drawing in an ever-more diverse spread of criminal, hacktivist, and nation-state actors.'Over the last 15 years, the threat landscape has been driven by technological change and the motivations of the attackers, as the former has opened up major new opportunities for the latter.' @philmuncasterClick To Tweet
The good news is that as threats evolve we’ve become better and better as an industry at stopping them. The challenge is to ensure the majority of boards understand the importance of investing enough and in the right areas of people process and technology to adequately manage cyber risk.
Phil Muncaster is a technology writer and editor with over 12 years’ experience working on some of the biggest technology titles around, including Computing, The Register, V3 and MIT Technology Review. He spent over two years in Hong Kong immersed in the Asian tech scene and is now back in London where information security has become a major focus for his work.