Cyber security began in the 1970s when researcher Bob Thomas created a computer program called Creeper that could move across ARPANET’s network, leaving a breadcrumb trail wherever it went. Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of email, wrote the program Reaper, which chased and deleted Creeper. Reaper was the very first example of antivirus software and the first self-replicating program, making it the first-ever computer worm. (Cybermagazine)
A cyber threat is a malicious act that seeks to damage data, steal data, or disrupt digital life in general. Cyber threats include computer viruses, data breaches, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, and other attack vectors. Cyber threats can come from within an organization by trusted users or from remote locations by unknown parties.
The cybersecurity industry is continuing to grow at the speed of light. The global cybersecurity market size is forecast to grow to $345.4bn by 2026 according to Statista. Ransomware is one of the most common threats to any organization’s data security and is forecast to continue to increase.
As the world becomes increasingly digitized, the scale of cyber threats have increased to unfortunately include cyberterrorism. With the scale of the cyber threat set to continue to rise, the International Data Corporation predicts that worldwide spending on cyber-security solutions will reach a massive $133.7 billion by 2022. Governments across the globe have responded to the rising cyber threat with guidance to help organizations implement effective cyber-security practices.(Kaspersky)
The scale of cyber threats have only increased in terms of sophistication, volume, and frequency. With cyberspace being the new war front between world superpowers, it has become imperative that individuals and organizations stay ahead of the curve.
We are Platview Technologies, we are an innovative and agile cyber security company with the goal of safe-guarding businesses with our world-class, industry-leading services and technology solutions. We are constantly innovating new ways to ensure you are completely protected from all forms of cyber threats and attacks.