88% feel vulnerable to data threats

Organizations are increasingly aware of the threat posed by data breaches, according to Thales’ 2017 Data Threat Report. A remarkable 88% of respondents also admitted to feeling vulnerable to threats, with 9.1% feeling “extremely vulnerable”. This is significantly higher than the number actually experiencing data breaches. Read about the new Thales’ 2017 Data Threat Report which reveals […]

Only 1 in 4 Small Businesses Well Prepared for Cyber Attack

Only a quarter of small businesses feel they are “well prepared” for a cyber-attack on their company. This is according to a recent survey on IT risks organizations face during their everyday work by Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments. Read about the new report […]

Hacking Continues to Cause Majority of Reported Data Breaches

Through June 2017 there has been a 29 percent increase from 2016 in US reported data breaches, according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout. Overall, the number of breaches could hit a 37 percent annual increase over 2016, rising from 1,093 total breaches to 1,500, the study found. Read about […]

When Companies Get Hacked, Should They Be Allowed to Hack Back?

Read Josephine Wolff take a look at whether allowing hacked companies to hack back at cyber criminals is a good strategy on The Atlantic : There is an old debate (at least, counting in internet years) that tends to crop up after major cybersecurity breaches such as the widespread WannaCry ransomware attack in May. Read […]

5 Ways Businesses Can Improve Security

Read Ryan Ayers list five ways businesses can improve security on IT Business Net : Security has always been an issue for businesses, but modern technology has shifted many security concerns online. The way we do business has changed-most transactions take place electronically, and we store some of our most personal information online, where it’s easily […]

I run a small marketing firm, how much do I really need to worry about our cyber-security?

This is increasingly a really important consideration for business owners, whatever their size or market. Indeed, the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that rocked the NHS and a plethora of businesses in 150 different countries underlined the importance for company chiefs to think seriously about fortifying their businesses against unscrupulous online bandits. Read Myron Jobson answer to […]

Electricity Delivery Is An Open Target For Cyber Threats

Read why Constance Douris says that electricity grids are a open target for cyber threats on National Interest : The electric grid often utilizes industrial control systems to automate generation, transmission and distribution. As utilities adopt digital technologies to keep up with electricity demand and consumption, cyber attack vulnerabilities increase and new entry points emerge. Read […]

What your SMB can do to get big-business cybersecurity

Read Charles Cooper’s article about how small and medium businesses can get top notch cyber security on CNet : If a computer repair and data recovery company can get hacked, so can you. New York-based LaptopMD.com got victimized by a cyberattack when an attacker exploited a vulnerability in an outdated version of WordPress that no one […]

How End-User Devices Get Hacked: 8 Easy Ways

When it comes to scamming consumers and businesses, the most effective strategies aren’t necessarily the most complex. Hackers seeking funds, data, and access to corporate systems don’t need advanced techniques when tried-and-true tactics consistently work on their victims. There are two primary types of attacker motivations: opportunistic and targeted. Read/see the slideshow explaining how end users […]

What Happens When Your Small Business Is Hacked

Read Chris Schueler explain what small and medium businesses can do if they are hacked on Entrepreneur : News headlines continue to call our attention to the latest cyber attacks — something that provides IT and security professionals with the daunting task of remaining steadfast on the unpredictable security battlefield. In fact, 53 percent of IT […]