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What’s next in cybersecurity

This story is a part of MIT Technology Review’s What’s Next series, where we look across industries, trends, and technologies to let you know what to expect in the coming year. In the world of cybersecurity, there is always one certainty: more hacks. That is the unavoidable constant in an industry that will spend an…

A new age of disaster recovery planning for SMEs

Today’s cyberthreat landscape has become increasingly complex. Gone are the days when devastation to enterprises’ data and IT systems was caused solely by force majeure events and physical terrorist attacks. Rising geopolitical tensions, fast-tracked digital transformation, and remote and hybrid working styles driven by the pandemic have made both public and private organizations across the…

Everything dies, including information

Everything dies: people, machines, civilizations. Perhaps we can find some solace in knowing that all the meaningful things we’ve learned along the way will survive. But even knowledge has a life span. Documents fade. Art goes missing. Entire libraries and collections can face quick and unexpected destruction.  Surely, we’re at a stage technologically where we…

Cyber resilience melds data security and protection

Ransomware attacks—malware intrusions that block an organization’s access to its own data until a ransom is paid—are taking on alarming new aspects. As people’s work habits, daily routines, geographic locations, and trust in institutions have changed against a backdrop of global political shifts and the covid-19 pandemic, ransomware attacks have taken advantage of the opportunity…

Moving money in a digital world

The rising adoption of digital financial services—mobile banking, online purchasing, and peer-to-peer payments—means that these days, money most often passes not through human hands but from computer to computer. No cash, no plastic cards, no paper bills or checks or envelopes or stamps. Digital is no longer just another way to move money. Every organization…

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