Sberbank Deputy CEO Stanislav Kuznetsov: Cyberattacks are more often aimed at new technologies
Cyberattacks are becoming more diverse and increasingly directed at new technologies. Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank, told Lente.ru about this as part of a special project timed to coincide with the bank's 180th anniversary. He also listed areas in which people are threatened.
“Additional risks are created by various cloud services, as well as the popular BYOD (bring your own device) trend today, when company employees are allowed to work from a personal computer or laptop connected to the company's internal network,” Kuznetsov stated./p>
He also talked about the downside of the Internet of Things (IoT) – the concept of using smart objects equipped with technologies to interact with each other and capable of performing operations without human intervention (for example, a smart home). On the one hand, the Internet of Things makes life convenient, on the other hand, it contains vulnerabilities that can be exploited by criminals.
“On the one hand, it's great when your refrigerator orders food itself, and the kettle can be remotely asked to heat water. But you need to understand that in this case, the refrigerator, kettle, and any other device with Internet access can be used for DDoS attacks. And you, as a user, will not even know about it, and you’ll hardly think much about the cybersecurity of such devices, because they don’t store your money, ”said the deputy chairman of the board of Sberbank.
There are eight billion IoTs in the world. devices, says Kuznetsov, and every year their number will grow. This means that the power of DDoS attacks will also only grow.
The special project “Lenta.ru” is timed to coincide with the 180th anniversary of Sberbank. It details the large-scale technological and social transformations that humanity is undergoing in connection with the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution. These changes are already affecting genetics, bioengineering, medicine, economics, education, cybersecurity and other key areas. Leading experts of Sberbank became the speakers of the project.