Cybersecurity is a 21st century problem. While there were certainly issues at the tail end of the previous millennium, it seems as though digital protection has become a much larger headache with the increased amount of databases and items now connected to the Internet. In the past few months alone there have been many instances where significant data breaches took place and wreaked havoc on both corporate and personal levels.
To combat this ever-growing threat, many education programs have been popping up across the country. Hopefully the future will have fewer cyberattacks and better preventative measures in place.
As needs arise, it’s common for professions to emerge from the woodwork as a response. Cybersecurity is an issue that could potentially impact everyone in the United States, so it makes sense that more technical schools and universities are creating hacking prevention programs. According to The Daily Californian, the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation have even begun funding a summer camp at University of California, Berkeley to get teenagers interested in the subject.
And even though there are many programs like this across the U.S. to mitigate the rising issue, The Washington Post noted that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe Congress’s latest legislation is enough to combat would-be hacker countries and regimes. How she plans to implement cybersecurity change has yet to be seen, but it certainly has to come from somewhere.
The future ahead
Until the day arrives when malware is no longer a pervasive problem, it’s smart for enterprises and individuals to have a backup solution in place in case of a cyberattack. It’s easier to wipe a device clean and start from a previously saved point than to combat the virus or start from scratch. There’s a solution for every budget and need, and it doesn’t matter which one is implemented, as long as it’s there in the first place.
Cyberattacks aren’t going away anytime soon. In fact, they’re probably going to get worse before anything gets better. To ensure corporate and personal data and databases won’t have long-term problems relating to malware, cloud backup, online backup and remote backup options comprise the best reactive plan for companies to implement.