Paulius Petretis, leading cyber security expert gives real world examples of how the nefarious crimes being committed in the cyber world being exacerbated by events in the regular world.

 Vilnius, Lithuania – December 02, 2017 – Paulius Petretis, CEO of VORAS Consulting posted a new article on the company website entitled “ In The Cyber World Dangers Lurk In Every Nook And Cranny.” Mr. Petretis reveals that cover-ups as well as digital devices that are lost and stolen contribute to a majority of the chaos.

Petretis writes, “It’s already been clearly established how difficult it is to keep all of the information floating around in the cyber world safe.” He adds, “In this world everything moves in nanoseconds and is consequently really hard to keep up with.”

According to Petretis, “This is something most regular people don’t think about too frequently. That however is beginning to change as more and more news headlines focus on data security breaches that are no longer just in the corporate domain, but that are now having repercussions in the general population.”

 “Ransom attacks have been perpetrated on companies large and small as well as individuals,” says Petretis. He elaborates, “Recently, the rideshare company, Uber revealed they had covered up a ransom attack back in 2016. According to a Forbes article, “In 2016, two hackers gained Uber AWS credentials through GITHub. The hackers then went to AWS and downloaded 57 million user accounts, including driver’s license numbers for 600,000 Uber drivers.”

(https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2017/12/08/ubergate-post-mortem-will-we-ever-learn/#2df2c89b62b1)

Petretis adds some other statistics from idtheftcenter.org stating that, “*one laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, *over 70 million cell phones are lost each year. •Public Wi-Fi is a risk as information can easily be accessed on these open networks without a user’s knowledge or permission.”

(https://www.idtheftcenter.org/Data-Breaches/lost-electronic-devices-can-lead-to-data-breaches.html)

“It’s wild in the cyber world,” Petretis writes, adding, “It’s dangerous. And while there is no bloodshed or physical brutality going on like we are accustomed to seeing in battles between good and evil, there is untold damage. The effects can wipe out companies or individuals in the blink of an eye.”

The entire article can be read at http://pauliuspetretis.freeua.agency/in-the-cyber-world-dangers-lurk-in-every-nook-and-cranny/

Paulius Petretis

Paulius Petretis is an Information security expert, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT(CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC®), Guest speaker at various conferences and seminars, Trainer at information security related training courses.

According to the annual survey initiated by the Info Security Europe, a whopping 93% of large organizations and 76% of small businesses had at least a single information security breach in 2011. Only 18% of the organizations affected by the infringements related to data protection laws had a consistent and effective contingency plan in place. According to Paulius, information is not something static – it evolves and mutates every day. It is the ecosystem of every business and if a single cell fails, it can bring down the entire business.

Therefore ensuring a consistent and up-to-date information protection policy must be the priority for all businesses – no matter how big or small they are. As it might be unrealistic to believe that any young or experienced entrepreneur can be the jack of all trades, the really smart decision is to rely on specialists who dedicate their professional lives to getting to know everything there is to know about protecting important business information.

With more than 16 years of experience in helping people, small businesses, and government organizations to protect their business secrets, Paulius believes that information security must help businesses achieve goals but not vice versa.

 

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