The defense of digital information and IT assets against internal and external, malicious and accidental threats.

Dog collars to toasters are connected as part of the Internet of Things (IoT), with experts predicting that by 2020 more than 50% of new businesses will run on the IoT. However, cyber security and privacy are the biggest challenges for IoT, collecting large amounts of personal identifiable information. As soon as some financial benefit from hacking smart devices appears, cyber criminals will find a way to take advantage of it.

Many have labelled the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a new type of industrial revolution. AI has the potential to improve productivity across a range of sectors, whilst lowering costs. However, there are risks of AI, similar to any technology that is not adequately managed or secured. The criminal network has been improving this capability for years through the use of botnets, and AI brings with it a new range of cyber security risks.

An energy revolution is on the horizon, in which both utilities and consumers will produce and sell electricity. Blockchain technology is already being tested in a number of different places. For example in New York State it is being tested as a way of selling solar energy between neighbours and in Germany one power company is running a pilot to see if blockchain technology can authenticate and manage the billing process for autonomous electric-vehicle charging stations.

The Utilities Sector, made up of electric, gas and water firms, and the energy sector alone accounts for approximately 5% of GDP. The organisations surveyed in the UK Cloud Snapshot Survey were predominantly energy companies. The survey aimed to determine what the current use of the cloud is within this industry and what individuals from this sector view as the greatest challenges to their IT plans over the next few years.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke said that: “any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic”. Well, I thought that transferring money from a country to another without paying any fees could only happen in a magical world, but since I have started travelling around the world of technology on my journey with Serviceteam IT, I would totally agree with Arthur.

Ransomware Backup Protection: Image-based backup, and a hybrid cloud model, delivering enterprise-grade functionality at a small business price. Ransomware backup detection is provided through a Total Protection Solution, devices actively monitor backups, and when a ransomware footprint is detected, it notifies admins that they have a likely ransomware attack.