Cyber Attack Report: Outages Last 50 Hours
The average global outage times for cyber attacks is coming in at 50 hours or just over six working days, according to Security firm Symantec's disaster recovery report.
It also seems politically-motivated attacks were on the rise, with the average attack costing $850,000 over five years, according to the report.
The latest report found up to 40 percent of disaster recovery attempts fail due to inadequate infrastructure and short budgets. In those attempts, respondents said they did not meet recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey