Enterprises that provide financial services, mobile telephony, and utility providers are some of the most vulnerable. Ironically, these firms are some of the major culprits in as far as data vulnerability is concerned. Failure to remove metadata from information published online exposes sensitive information that helps hackers identify locations where a company keeps its files.
Organizations should invest in technology controls to militate against the threat of a cyber attack. The use of metadata stripping tools must be given priority. Regular update of servers connected to the internet must not be overlooked. The only servers accessible via the Internet should be those involved in the production of goods or services. At the same time, organizations should restrict access to these servers.