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This isn’t the first reported incidence that Sony has been hacked. Back in 2011, Sony’s PlayStation division had a network outage that lasted 24 days. Information from 77 million accounts had reportedly been stolen. Now, the Sony Pictures division has been compromised. The hack involves ZIP (archive) files that will be released, to the world, if #GOP’s demands have not been met.
What Sony is Facing
With confirmation from Sony that one of their servers was hacked, employees were instructed to go home because their entire network rendered unusable. Sony instructed all their employees to turn off their computers, disconnect from Wi-Fi and not connect to corporate networks or emails. This should tell you, they are at a strong loss of time and production is being delayed, not a good thing to happen.
What did Sony leave vulnerable?
Having a proper IT department that regulates and manages these signatures coming into your servers is important to have. In Sony’s case, it would have been a good idea to bring in an outside company to audit their work. An audit shouldn’t be viewed as taboo, but as an insurance policy. Auditing is a practice to make sure information and client data is safe, and to make sure you are in good standing. Protect your clients, protect yourself. Aside from outsourcing an audit, here are some precautions you can take on a business and residential level:
Don’t wait until you’re in trouble to take IT security seriously. Give us a call at (416) 840-6560 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cat-Tec is here to help you avoid the ever-so-common security breach.