The mobile app development industry continues to advance at lightning speed. To survive and thrive in this technology-ridden era, you have to get accustomed to the changing mobile app development trends. Much before the COVID-19 pandemic, the dependence of people on android devices and computers was on the rise. However, the pace received a sudden jolt as tech became the only means for work and communication. It brought along with it the opportunity for cybercriminals to leverage security vulnerabilities.

Mobile app security received heightened attention from all the stakeholders since work from home became the norm in 2020. With this…


Multi-cloud data management

In an era when businesses embark on a journey to adopt cutting-edge technology, the wisest decision for any enterprise is to invest in a multi-tenant cloud environment.

According to Gartner, by 2022, around 75% of enterprise consumers relying on cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will adopt a deliberate multi-cloud strategy.

But why would any organization put their best foot forward for embracing a multi-tenant cloud environment?

Well, multi-cloud, if implemented and managed effectively can yield scalability, security, and eventually offer disaster recovery.

The way data is managed and stored on the cloud is what it takes to stand ahead…


With the world being thrown into disarray since the pandemic outbreak, a significant number of companies have become a victim of data breaches. Several top-flight companies witnessed the unauthorized access of unknown individuals into their vast consumer databases.

Microsoft was accused of leaving a database containing 280 million consumer records without any protection. While the US government and other organizations distributed relief funds, cyberattackers worked overtime to send out phishing emails.

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Work From Home and Data Security

As mentioned above, cyberattacks were at an all-time high in 2020, with around 3950 confirmed data breaches taking place. This increase in data breaches also coincides with the advent…


In recent years, the discussion on digital privacy has gathered steam. High-scale cyber thefts worth billions of dollars have opened the eyes of companies across industries. They now realize the need to take up preventive measures to fight this menace. According to the National Crime Record Bureau data, India recorded a total of 44,546 cybercrimes in 2020 compared to 28,248 in 2019, a growth of 63.5%.

Digital platforms, mainly social media platforms, have been getting a lot of flack recently. Research revealed that only 9% of users are confident that social media platforms will protect their data.

This has significant…


With the rising use of the internet, there’s a substantial increase in the number of security breaches around the world.

According to a global survey conducted in 2020, the average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million, which certainly compels enterprises to reinforce their first line of defense.

Also, what’s more alarming is the fact that the breaches disclosed by a majority of enterprises revealed third-party attacks since they were relying on software and services offered by trusted vendors.

So, the next big question among organizations is- how to prevent data breaches caused by third-party attacks?

Well, a series…


Hosting your business and consumer data on the cloud may offer countless benefits in terms of management, scalability, and access. But the fact that cloud security breaches are rapidly growing can’t be overlooked.

With around 94% of the enterprises using cloud platforms, data security is becoming the immediate necessity for every industry.

Businesses need to put their best foot forward to enhance data safety since inadequate decisions made around building cloud strategy and implementation can increase the risk of security threats.

Let’s have a quick look at several aspects that can help reduce the risk and mitigate cloud cybersecurity anomalies.


Even though most companies are keenly aware of common data security threats and have made tremendous efforts towards avoiding breaches, no set of user data security measures can be infallible to a data breach.

Security breaches have become an inevitable part of doing business these days. However, the presence of a solid playbook with recourse to recovery will help you minimize the negative impact of a security breach.

Today’s organizations and businesses must have a plan of action ready to mitigate data loss. Loss of personal information and user data, unauthorized access, leakage of sensitive information and personal data can…


The internet is becoming the second home for almost every individual amid the global pandemic. While everyone is following strict social distancing norms, cyber attackers are swiftly creeping up on our privacy by misusing broken authentication.

Broken authentication is a term that relates to different vulnerabilities that cybercriminals exploit to bypass the authentication methods.

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Poor session and credential management leads to broken authentication, which helps attackers to gain access to an individual’s credentials.

As per the FBI, there’s a substantial amount of surge in cybercrimes amid the COVID-19 pandemic since the online activity of people across the US increased rapidly.


For IT professionals and consumers alike, security can be a headache. Tens of thousands of websites today store passwords and login credentials for consumers. The risk of data theft is therefore always ongoing.

Attackers are always searching for weak passwords to easily hack the accounts of consumers. We often mix complexity and security to address this problem.

It should not be like that. Always remember that complexity impacts consumer retention. Which, of course, you do not want to happen.

So, is there a solution where our process remains simple and at the same time secure? The answer is multi-factor authentication.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication


Before we hop into the technical definitions and complex examples of Single Sign-on, answer me a straightforward question.

What is the most valuable and vital part of your website?

Is it the algorithm that shortlists the consumers or the highly dynamic and interactive nature of your login page? Or is it the feedback given by some of your happy consumers?

Whatever it may be but from a hacker’s point of view, none of that matters.

The only thing they are always on the hunt for is personal data. Data like your consumers’ names, email addresses, phone numbers, credit card details…

Laura Nutt

CyberSecurity Enthusiast, interested in latest digital trends, reader, hiker. I’m available at https://www.quora.com/profile/Laura-Nutt-5

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