An eGuide by Shawn Pickett, ACTS Senior Solution Advisor
The cloud revolution is not without risks – serious security risks. Microsoft knows this as well as anyone and produces the annual Digital Defense Report, “The most common attack techniques used by nation-state actors in the past year are reconnaissance, credential harvesting, malware and virtual private network (VPN) exploits,” the report found. Moreover, hackers are getting smarter, more aggressive and more organized every year, with IT struggling to keep up. “We also see that human-operated ransomware gangs are performing massive, wide-ranging sweeps of the internet, searching for vulnerable entry points, as they ‘bank’ access – waiting for a time that is advantageous to their purpose,” Microsoft found.