Like Pi, Cyber-Threats Never Cease: Here Are 5 Ways to Combat Them

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2016-03-14

While many schoolchildren enjoy Pi Day—March 14—as an extra excuse for a sweet treat, the true revelry behind the day is a celebration of π as a mathematical constant. Pi has been calculated to more than 1 trillion digits beyond its decimal point, and it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. It never ceases, and it is not predictable. In this respect, this beloved mathematical constant has much in common with cyber-security—cyber-threats never cease, they can't be predicted, and the only "sure thing" is that threats are always changing. The bad guys are constantly evolving their methods to keep up with changing trends—for example, as more organizations store their most valuable data in the cloud, hackers are looking for ways to gain access to this data. And, as the Internet of things (IoT) has gained momentum, so too have attacks on Internet-connected devices. So how can companies best manage this constant and prepare for the unexpected? This eWEEK slide show, based on interviews with Blue Coat, shares tips for how companies can best fend off potential threats, as well as how to deal with a breach when it does occur.


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