This is going to sound like a hyperbolic statement initially, that being that data recovery and raid data recovery will help keep your business safe as you are existing within the battlefield of the future. However, after we discussed a little bit here about the unique historical position we are in moving out of this ridiculous pandemic, and the extremely rapid adoption of a new way of life that wouldn’t have come along until the 2050s, and we look at all that from the perspective of history where in the fastest way to remove a political threat is to destabilize the economy, and you get a very scary, but able to be handled the situation ahead of us.
Let’s start by talking about what the pandemic actually did. The previous severe pandemic that struck the world, literally 100 years ago in the 1920s, had major ramifications as well. The spread of education, the rapid advancement of medical technology and fringe consequences such as contributing to the great depression and involvement in wars it also rapidly change society can all be tracked back to that pandemic, a pandemic with a lot of parallels to the one we experienced recently. Social distancing was encouraged, the use of masks and then-contemporary sanitation and health practices as well as various uneducated knee-jerk rebellions against the suggestions were the order of the day.
This pandemic fortunately happened after the year 2000, a time in which most people were comfortable enough with computers and the Internet to be willing to try adopting them for new applications in daily life, and the Internet and technology were just good enough to facilitate this, something that couldn’t have been said before around 2005. This forced a very rapid adoption of the Internet as a way to do business, commerce, learning and general interaction that wouldn’t have happened until decades later had the pandemic that occurred. The issue is that most people don’t really have the understanding of technology that they would’ve had in 2050, meaning most people aren’t being a safe on the Internet as they should be. This leaves them wide open, and by proxy businesses and governments wide open to various forms of cyber-attack, and cyber-attacks are going to be the future of warfare for the most part.
This lack of security is way data recovery and raid data recovery are so important to have on hand ahead of time, because the customers compromised, ultimately your business can be compromised, or governments can be compromised. There is no ultimate solution to preventing this, only solutions and being able to bounce back from it quickly and learn lessons and patch holes. That’s just how it is, unfortunately.
Why would cybercrime and cyber attacks be the warfare of the future? Well, when you think about it, very open physical fatal warfare is extremely expensive, demoralizing and it tends to involve other parties due to the sensationalism of it, resulting in various massive, costly-to-everyone conflicts like World War II, the various proxy wars of the Cold War and various less-defined the equally horrifying conflicts of the late twentieth and present 20 first centuries. War with blood, guns and explosions just isn’t an effective way to expand, assert power nor deal with enemies. It was all we had until recently, however.
Considering that the fastest way to deal with a foreign threat is to destabilize their economy and turn their people against them, various cyber attacks to compromise economic stability through attacks on various large and successful cornerstone companies, various forms of leaking of information, inserting or destruction of information, disinformation and so forth through hacks and other cyber crimes are going to be a de facto way to do this moving forward. It is already been happening for some time, and is really more of a modern evolution of espionage perfected in the Cold War, but it is also going to roll over into the main battlefront of the century and the ones that come after.
It doesn’t matter what country you are in, it doesn’t matter what kind of business you run. You, by proxy of your country, will always have an enemy. This is human nature, and when these enemies figure out exploits, they will target you and every other business in your country, doing what they can to destabilize you to eliminate what they perceive as a threat, rival or something they are in some way destined to overthrow. History has proven this, and some things just never change no matter how enlightened we like to pretend we are as a species.
Not all of these attackers will themselves be members of foreign governments, but may often be various non-aligned groups of ne’er-do-wells encouraged, empowered or even directly commissioned by foreign entities to do what they do best. This can be compromising the confidentiality of corporate or government secrets, sensitive personal information of customers or the nastiest attack of them all, ransomware.
Now, far be it from us to suggest that your IT people are doing everything in their power, everything that is humanly possible in fact, to ensure the security of your customers, your business and the country they love. However, given the prevalence of the Internet in parts of the world that wouldn’t of had this level of access before the pandemic until the middle of the century, we aren’t ready for all the threats, and until quantum computing is far better and more practical than it is now, there will never be such a thing as impenetrable security or uncrackable encryption. Fortunately, if you have a long-standing relationship with a data recovery or raid data recovery service, you will be able to bounce back from the inevitable flak you will catch in this modern form of warfare. These intrepid geniuses will use mathematics, physics and science to restore your data to as close to an original snapshot as possible, while minimizing your downtime. Downtime is your worst enemy as a business, and your data being compromised or unworkable in any form is the ultimate source of downtime for your company. Time is money, and data is very much time!