Over 6 billion Cyber Attacks were recorded in 2016

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A recent survey taken up by NTT Communications reveals that over 6 billion cyber attacks were recorded in 2016 and the number will surge up in the current year. The reason for the surge in attacks is due to the fact that record numbers of consumers are using online services related to news, video entertainment, and commerce.

Note- NTT Communications happens to be a client of Cisco and is said to have recorded the attacks on networks spanning 6 continents.

The communication company which is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation of Japan has witnessed that a raise in seeking solutions related to network security was being reported since 1Q of 2017. And that’s due to the fact that one-third of businesses operating on a global note is showing interest in developing some sort of formal incident response plan to deal with the growing threat related to cyber attacks.
 
“In previous years, companies viewed these solutions as optional. But today network security has become a necessity to every enterprise”, says Michael Wheeler, Executive Vice President of NTT Communications Global IP Network of America.

Mr. Wheeler predicts that due to the demand for over the top video services from providers such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, the need for Point of Presence (PoP) based solution is growing in installments in small market segments.

NTT Communications survey predicts that the demand for POP will rise from internet centric businesses such as e-commerce, gaming, social media and OTT.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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