In the modern age communication is of the utmost importance for a business, which is why it can be a costly affair if this ability to communicate effectively is lost. Not only can it harm the long term profitability of a company, but it also affects the reputation of a business. This type of business disaster can occur because of a number of reasons, be it an act of nature such as a flood and fire, or even due to human intervention such as when a Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack occurs.
Many industry professionals can remember when doing backups throughout the year meant that you would have to pre-order boxes and boxes of tape drives. At the time we thought they were fantastic and if you told us back then that one day back up systems would be quick, easy and cost efficient we would actually probably have believed you. But if you said that it would be off site, instantly scalable and 100% guaranteed, we would have been far more sceptical.
Aiden Pearce is one of the world’s greatest hackers, able to hack into virtually anything using only a smartphone. Not only can he quickly get into your personal data, bank accounts and medical records, but he can also hack into most new cars and unlock them, hack traffic lights and cctv cameras, as well as virtually anything else that is connected to the internet. Fortunately Aiden Pearce is only a character in the new WATCH_DOGS game, but for anybody living in the internet age where, thanks to IPv6, virtually everything will soon be connected (the Internet of Things), the idea of somebody having this kind of power is frightening.