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Primary cybersecurity threat to Oman is email-borne malware, says expert

Primary cybersecurity threat to Oman is e mail-borne malware, says professional

The major cybersecurity threat to Oman is e mail-borne malware. Ransomware and phishing attacks are also on the rise, says an professional.

Speaking exclusively to Muscat Daily, Raj Sabhlok, president of ManageEngine, the brand identified for producing effective and thoughtful IT management computer software and a division of the well-known Zoho Corporation stated, “Going forward, one of the key challenges Oman will face is risk that Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) pose to enterprise data and IT security. In the IT departments, those external threats compound the internal threat of poor IT management practices. The internal threats range from lax endpoint management such as failure to containerise enterprise data on employee-owned devices to inconsistent application patching, weak password management, and more. Healthcare and financial services are top targets of cyberattacks.”

Speaking on the integration to the part of IT management and cybersecurity in addressing the newest technologies developments in international cloud, networking, and safety management, he added, “Recent safety breaches have produced it clear that just about any IT element can turn out to be an attack vector, and improper IT management just paves the way for cybercriminals. With newest technologies developments in cloud and elsewhere, organisations require to be proactive in IT management, so that the possibilities and rewards do not come at the expense of breaches, information theft, and other cyberattacks.

“Of course, the IT management tools must support that proactive posture, both as individual products as well as an integrated suite.”

On the security of cloud, Sabhlok stated, “Over the years, cloud businesses have invested heavily in the safety of their cloud infrastructure and applications. The investments consist of the sources necessary to produce redundant copies of information, encrypt information, authenticate customers, and a lot more. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a lot more than 1,800 safety controls for its solutions, the BBC reports. And the exponential adoption of cloud technologies in the current previous is a testament to the all round safety of the cloud.

“Meanwhile, cloud vendors continue to enhance the security of their offerings so that they comply with the growing array of data protection and data privacy laws such as EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, and South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act. Going forward, cloud vendors will have to scale their IT to accommodate relentless growth: Gartner predicts worldwide public cloud services revenue will reach US$411.4bn in 2020 compared to the 2017 revenue of US$260.2bn. Mobility will be another challenge for cloud vendors as well as keeping operating and capital expenses in check as demand for their services grow.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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