The websites of the BBC were down Thursday because of large cyberattack, the media giant reported. The BBC reported, citing anonymous sources, that a DDOS — distributed denial of service — attack was to blame.
Any company with legal access to personal information needs to remain vigilant about protecting that data from cyber criminals. You should ask just how well your company is safeguarding the employee and customer data that resides behind your firewalls. And the threat has grown with the wide adoption of mobile devices, such as laptops, smart phones and tablets, that offer cyber criminals new points of access to sensitive and private information. This is particularly true when a company allows employees to use their personal mobile devices to conduct business.