Artificial Intelligence (AI) I is buzzword that everyone is using. Day-to-day items are becoming smarter and people are buying products that seemingly make their life easier. Hive helps you control your heating, Alexa makes purchases based on voice command, you can monitor food in the oven when out and adjust temperatures, your front door can be keyless, your doorbell is connected to your mobile phone, pet owners can have a live-feed to their pets all day, the list goes on!
Cyber-threats are one of the great risks to businesses of all sizes, across all locations. And this risk is going to increase ever more so as we head into the heart of 2017. Indeed, along with the uncertainty over Brexit, cyber-crime is seen as one of THE biggest threats facing UK business this year.
And yet, despite both recognition that the risk is real, the recent high profile attacks at Tesco Bank, Yahoo and others suggest that too many business leaders are not giving the threat the serious levels of consideration that it warrants. As perhaps highlighted by the fact that almost three-quarters of SME leaders admitted that they had no adequate cover in place to protect against a breach of their system.
As awareness about the many dangers and potentially devastating effects posed by cyber-attack increases, so many of the different names, phrases and terminologies gain greater prominence in the public lexicon. With malware, denial of service, ransomware and hacking all breaking out from the tech pages into mainstream consciousness thanks to some extremely high-profile incidences in recent years.
So you have just got the latest and greatest mobile phone, only to have the buzz shift a week later to the new model that has just been announced.