Set-top box (STB) is a device that converts digital broadcasting signals into analog or TV signals. This unit operates a TV tuner input device connected to a display output, such as a TV or projector, through an external source (remote or smartphone) of the signal broadcaster. The 4K set-top box reproduces ultra-high-quality video at pixel resolutions of 3840 pixels by 2160 lines.
The growing demand for smart TVs and 4K TVs and the increase in digitization are key drivers for the growth of the global 4K set-top box market. In addition, the government's attempt to forcefully deploy set-top boxes is another factor driving the growth of the global 4K set-top box market. In addition, some digital broadcasters, such as Tata Sky and Airtel, offer 4K set-top boxes to deliver Ultra HD video quality and an enhanced viewing experience. In addition, these digital broadcasters have offered an exchange, paying the user additional cost to upgrade their existing set-top box to a 4K set-top box. These factors are expected to accelerate the growth of the global 4K set-top box market during the forecast period. Increasing demand for home entertainment services and mini cinemas is adding to the demand for 4K set-top boxes, which is another factor driving global market growth.
Compared to traditional or HD set-top boxes, the high price of 4K set-top boxes is a major factor impeding the growth of the global 4K set-top box market. In addition, high subscription fees for high-speed HD video content and low Internet or network connectivity are expected to further deter the growth of the global 4K set-top box market. However, technological advances in product development in terms of design, network connectivity, and cost can create favorable business opportunities for key players and digital broadcast providers in the global 4K set-top box market during the forecast period.
Email fraud is nothing new, but online criminals have become ever more-effective at spoofing their identities to trick employees into sending them money. The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACSC) recorded losses of over $20M to business email compromise (BEC) attacks last year alone, up 230 percent over the previous year – and the full amount is certain to be much larger.
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No matter how robust your security, or how diligent your employees, network credentials are a free pass for cybercriminals. This is mostly because employees are relied upon for their own password management. And with more than 4.8 billion sets of stolen credentials said to be available online, odds are that at least a few of your employees’ user IDs and passwords are just waiting to be used by unscrupulous outsiders. Are you ready to stop them?
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Cyber resilience will be particularly important as Australian organisations face increased pressure to quickly detect, respond to, and manage the repercussions of breaches in the wake of 2018’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.