When was the last time you checked if the firmware of your gadgets are up to date? If it has been a while, then you need to do so right away. This is because you might be using outdated firmware, and doing so makes you vulnerable to data breaches and other cyberattacks.
You can find firmware everywhere, from a tiny networked LED light bulb to the biggest data center. This code is powerful because it controls the device it’s installed on. If your firmware is outdated, it can be used to spy on your environment, steal or corrupt your data, or even damage the system it’s controlling.
Contrary to what you may believe, cyberthreats don’t only target Windows computers. Even small-business users can click a seemingly harmless link and become a victim of a cyberattack. If you don't want this to happen to you, there are a few simple things you can do.
Internet of Things (IoT) devices have become more popular with businesses in recent years. This is largely because they can keep track of large amounts of information, analyze data patterns, and streamline business processes. But as you introduce more internet-connected devices into the office space, you may be exposing your business to attacks.
There are an exhausting number of cyber security threats to watch out for, and unfortunately you need to add another to the list. A recent leak from the CIA proves that routers are one of the weakest links in network security.
The Wikileaks CIA documents
For several months, the notorious website famous for leaking government data has been rolling out information it obtained from the Central Intelligence Agency.
Most IT consultants constantly remind clients of how important it is to update and patch their software, but neglect the importance of updating hardware. We don’t mean replacing it with new hardware; we mean updating the applications and settings coded into the physical IT powering every modern office.