The year 2020 was a truly unique and eventful year. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic shaped most of the world’s major events and affected countless industries. Like so many others, the data center and cloud networking industry experienced a number of changes and major news stories this year. Some were a result of coronavirus, while others were natural progressions of the latest data center technologies. LightWave Networks has compiled a list of the biggest data center news stories of 2020. Featuring the industry’s biggest players and cutting-edge technologies, these stories will have lasting effects for the years to come.
First identified in late July, and automated hacking attack has deleted data from over 4,000 unsecure databases. The targets of these ongoing hacking attacks are unsecured Elasticsearch, MongoDB, and Redis databases. There has yet to be any ransom demands made, so it appears these attacks were specifically designed to delete all data. These threats are being called Meow Attacks because they leave a “meow” signature on server log files.Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on the economy and industries across the board – cybersecurity is no different As hospitals have been put under acute pressure and businesses have adapted to the lockdowns and an emerging work at home culture, a number of cybersecurity concerns have sprung up. From a growing risk of cyberattacks to more vulnerable targets, businesses and organizations must prioritize cybersecurity during these trying times and adapt their security practices to stay protected. The following are top COVID-19 cybersecurity concerns IT professionals and data center teams should be on the lookout for.Read More
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a large portion of the workforce working from home. City shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing guidelines that popped up in response to COVID-19 have shifted employees from office buildings to at-home offices. Even as restrictions lift, many people are opting to continue working from home to stay safe and stop the spread of the virus.
As companies adjust to this major change, they must prioritize cybersecurity to keep their networks and valuable data safe from hackers and cybercriminals.Read More
The enormous amount of energy that needs to be consumed to power the world’s ever-increasing collection of data centers has been an open secret for a while now. While The Cloud is often advertised as this omnipresent and weightless concept, its implementation results in a significant real-world impact of the cloud on the environment. Due to the massive energy consumption needed to store the world’s data, cloud storage negatively impacts the environment, contributing a large share of the fossil fuels released into the atmosphere.