Fundamentally, we’re living in a far more technologically-advanced world than we were as recently as a decade ago. If you need convincing of this, consider the fact that the iPad has only been around since 2010, and the iPhone only came out a few years before that. Average broadband speeds have increased by roughly five-fold in the last decade, making it possible for businesses and individuals to do far more online.
A particularly valid example of the change that this has facilitated is the rise in cloud services. Nowadays, most businesses take for granted such things as easy online document sharing, email that’s available on every device, and databases accessible from everywhere. While the years have seen enterprises increasing deployment of business-critical applications in the cloud, Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud has only been available since 2006.
This rise in the widespread use of technology brought with it a rise in cybercrime. For hackers, the possibilities increased exponentially, along with the potential rewards. At one end of the scale, you have “script kiddies” hoping for a modest payday from unleashing some ransomware on a single computer. At the other, there are “state-sponsored” hackers, who’ve switched to cybercrime as a method of war, viewing it as “cheaper, faster and easier than traditional conflict.”
Opportunity in cybersecurity has increased exponentially in the past few years and we aim to provide the best cybersecurity training around the globe.