Verizon Shares 2 Cyber Threats Hurting Small Businesses

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) shined a spotlight on SMB vulnerabilities earlier this year, noting that 61 percent of cyber-attack victims last year were businesses of fewer than 1,000 employees. Another study shows that one in three SMBS suffered a ransomware attack last year. Read about the two top threats to small and […]

More port cyber security is needed

Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy at the US Coast Guard, stressed: “This is no longer an emerging threat; it is a very real threat and although we have made significant progress, it is very apparent that we have much work to do.” Read why Rear Admiral Paul Thomas of United States Coast […]

Combining Technology to Combat Cyber Threats

Read  Stephanie Neil’s article about how companies are combining technology to combat cyber threats on Automation World : As cyber threats become more complex, industrial control systems (ICS) are even more vulnerable to attack. To that end, plant floor security can’t be handled the same way as it is in the enterprise where all the […]

Next wave of cyberattacks could target health devices

Read why Mark Rockwell says that next wave of cyber attacks will be on medical devices on FCW : There are few high-tech scenarios more nightmarish than attacks on connected medical devices. Imagine a pacemaker held for ransom by a foreign hacker or a medical center spoofed into giving patients toxic doses of drugs. Read his […]

Cyber safety threat lies in third parties

Read why  Muthoki Mumo says that cyber security threat lies in third parties on Daily Nation : You’ve probably taken steps to guard your company against the tremendous risks posed by cybercrime. You have invested heavily in the best security tools and even audit employee devices that might connect to your network. Read her full […]

Peter Strong: Cyber attacks are a clear and present danger to small businesses

The recent hit by cyber criminals on websites around the world reinforces the need to change the culture of businesses to help deal with modern threats to our day-to-day business activities. There has been a call from all and sundry for the small business community to focus on this real and immediate threat; there is clear […]

One New Cyber-threat Discovered Every Three Seconds in Q4

McAfee Labs discovered one new cyber-threat every three seconds in the fourth quarter of 2016, although the number of new malware samples including ransomware slowed during the period. Read about the new  McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2017 which reveals that a new cyber threat was discovered every three seconds in quarter 4 or 2016 […]

What Cybersecurity Threats Should Most Worry You?

Read y Jennifer Golbeck’s  article about how to figure out whom you need to protect yourself against on Slate : When it comes to your data—be it Facebook posts, emails, or credit card information—there is a lot to worry about. Recent years have brought us a slew of cyber breaches and attacks that have put millions of […]

Energy Sector Is A ‘Prime Target’ For Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks against energy companies have risen massively, with the industry a prime target for attackers. Keeping the lights on is becoming an increasingly difficult task nowadays, according to a new World Energy Council report, which warned of a “massive increase” in the number of successful cyber attacks in the past year against energy firms. Read […]

Ransomware most dangerous cyber threat globally: Norton

Ransomware has emerged as the most dangerous cyber threat for both organisations and individuals, with global losses now likely running to hundreds of millions of dollars, a new study says. Norton by Symantec, one of the global leaders in cyber security software, found that globally, consumers are the most likely victims of ransomware, accounting for 57 […]