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How to deploy cyber hygiene to prevent ransomware attacks

Timur Kovalev, chief technology officer, Untangle Cyberattacks are becoming more and more common, and in many cases, they can be avoided by training employees and engaging in good IT hygiene practices. Poor IT hygiene can put organizations at unnecessary risk of falling victim to these growing and increasingly sophisticated threats. SMBs, in particular, are susceptible…
Executive Insight, Opinions, Security News

Cyber Reflection: Real-World Events & New Era of Risk

By Kirill Kasavchenko In an increasingly politically and economically volatile landscape, cybercrime has become the new geopolitical tool. Attacks on political websites and critical national infrastructure services are ever more frequent not only due to the ease of launching but also due to desire and capabilities of attackers to impact on real-world events such as election…
Executive Insight, Opinions

We must inspire more talent into cybersecurity careers

As the skills shortage worsens and cyber attacks soar to new heights, there’s a tangible need to attract fresh and experienced talent to careers in cybersecurity or catastrophe looms. By Mukul Kumar, CISO and VP of  cyber practice, Cavirin Systems The cybersecurity threat landscape continues to cause serious concern. As the number of cyber-attacks increases…
Opinions, Security News

Shifting the policy on cyberwar

We all have computers that can be weaponized, says Jim Reavis. Recently the Trump Administration reversed Presidential Policy Directive 20, which was Obama-era guidance governing how the United States can deploy cyber weapons as part of overall national security.  How this is being reported in the media is that the current administration is eliminating this…
Eye on Cybersecurity, Opinions

Cybersecurity: It’s a budgetary priority, right?

Cybercrime is at an all-time high. However, it seems investment of money, time and people to establish and manage necessary cybersecurity planning, implementation of related processes and policies, and the adoption and oversight of needed security technologies services isn’t. Looking back, 2017 ended with over 5,000 breaches and more than 7.9 billion records exposed, says…
Election Coverage, Executive Insight, Opinions

Management of “Fake News” on Social Media Will Continue On Its Downward Spiral

By Brian NeSmith, CEO and co-founder of Arctic Wolf Networks Over half of the population claims to regularly see fake news on sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Yet, despite fake news being more commonplace than one would think, social media companies have been highly ineffective in doing anything — except around the most egregious…
Executive Insight, Opinions

Nation-states, terrorists place critical infrastructure in their cross-hairs

By Steve Durbin, managing director, Information Security Forum Over the coming years, the very foundations of today’s digital world will shake. Innovative and determined attackers, along with changes to the way organizations conduct their operations, will combine to threaten even the strongest establishments. Only those with vigorous preparations will stand tall. Nation states and terrorist…

SaaS application security architectures are broken

New compliance requirements and penalties drive the pain level higher, says Pravin Kothari Throughout 2017 and 2018 cyberattackers have attacked and successfully breached a wide variety of cloud infrastructure and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. These current events have shown us that most cyber defense advances to harden and improve the perimeters around our on-premise and cloud-based…
Executive Insight, Opinions

Six Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

By Tim Steinkopf, president, Centrify Predictions are, well, predictably unreliable. But one certainty is that cyber breaches will continue to plague organizations in 2019. Here are six emerging trends that can help organizations stay strong in the coming year and build up their cyber defenses. #1: Zero Trust Goes from Buzzword to Reality As catastrophic data…
Executive Insight, Opinions, Security News

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the financial services industry

Universally, consumers and small and large businesses alike, are increasingly aware of the well-established fact that cybercrime is on the rise. Last year, 4iQ discovered nearly 15 billion identity records that had been stolen from companies and were circulating the deep and dark web, including 3.6 billion new and verified records. There were also over…
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