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Back to Basics: Defending Against Cyberattacks

Posted February 10, 2022 | Technology | Amplify
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While the pandemic and enhanced digitalization have introduced more types of cyber threats, the authors assert that most recent high-profile attacks are not very sophisticated. Rather, they happen when basic cybersecurity practices are ignored or overlooked. It is likely that organizations are overestimating certain types of cyber risk, leading to overspending to secure gaps. There is also a danger that overly restrictive practices will reduce employee productivity and stifle innovation. Therefore, a realistic risk assessment after implementation of basic security practices and commensurate controls is important.
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Michael Papadopoulos
Michael Papadopoulos is a Cutter Expert, Chief Architect of Arthur D. Little’s (ADL's) UK Digital Problem Solving practice, and a member of ADL's AMP open consulting network. He is passionate about designing the right solutions using smart-stitching approaches, even when elegance and architectural purity are overshadowed by practicality. Mr. Papadopoulos leads the scaling of multidisciplinary organizations by focusing on continuous improvement,… Read More
Richard Phillips
Richard Phillips is a Data Scientist with Arthur D. Little’s (ADL’s) UK Digital Problem Solving practice. He is naturally curious about providing data-driven solutions to complex business problems and enjoys working across a diverse range of industry sectors. Dr. Phillips has worked on data science projects in both the transportation and healthcare sectors, where he has applied statistical and machine learning models to generate insights for… Read More
David Woodlock
David Woodlock is a Consultant with Arthur D. Little’s (ADL’s) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning team and a member of ADL’s AMP open consulting network. He focuses on bringing collaborative solutions across multifaceted teams to unify repeatable and deployable data products. Dr. Woodlock has deployed data-extraction tools for lab-based workstations to unify data across various chemical and physics labs, creating interconnected data… Read More
Foivos Christoulakis
Foivos Christoulakis is a Solutions Architect with Arthur D. Little’s (ADL’s) UK Digital Problem Solving practice and a member of ADL’s AMP open consulting network. He is a passionate cloud architect who has designed and implemented numerous solutions currently in production in global-scale organizations. Mr. Christoulakis helps organizations grow by focusing on high engineering standards and following solid software engineering practices. He… Read More
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