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 […]

‘Internet of things’ brings with it threats to security

Read why Robert J. Samuelson says that Internet of Things devices bring threats to security on Spokesman : The United States may have escaped most digital damage from the global “ransomware” virus, though cyber experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (“malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, […]

Cybersecurity threat has a wider landscape now: Cisco

Cyber crooks are now casting a wider net, attacking not just PCs and mobile phones but also Internet-connected devices like security cameras or routers, which has “exponentially” increased the risk landscape, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said on Tuesday. Read why Chuck Robbins of Cisco says that cyber security threat has a wider landscape today on […]

Five Pitfalls of Cybersecurity Insurance: Lessons from the United States

Read Ruth E. Promislow and Ethan Z. Schiff explain the five pitfalls of cyber security insurance on Lexology : Given the increasing threat of cyberattacks and the corresponding costs, businesses are increasingly considering cybersecurity insurance. But insurance is only as effective as the scope of the coverage. Though Canadian courts have not yet interpreted insurance […]

The Rise Of Toxic Data

Read Yaki Faitelson’s article about toxic data on Forbes : High-profile data breaches in recent months have boardrooms shivering in their seats. First, Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo, a self-driving startup, claimed 14,000 proprietary design files were allegedly stolen by a former Google employee and that the information found its way into the hands of competitors. Read […]

In Search of an Rx for Enterprise Security Fatigue

Read why Rick Orloff says that companies need a stimulant to fight the enterprise security fatigue Dark Reading : The last thing any company stakeholder wants is to be in the headline of a news story about a security breach. Not only does it do irreparable damage to your reputation, but it could also have […]

Backdoors: When Good Intentions Go Bad

Read why Randy Battat & Sanjeev Verma say that implementing backdoors in software are a bad idea on Dark Reading : Whenever bad things happen where perpetrators had used encryption, the topic of government access to encrypted data turns into a heated debate. The latest example comes on the heels of the horrible terrorist attack near […]

The looming threat of . . . Cyber crimes

Read Leonid Bershidky’s article about the looming threat of cyber crimes on businesses on NWA Online : The recent ransomware attack that brought down MRI scanners in the U.K., railroad ticket machines in Germany, interior ministry computers in Russia and parts of the FedEx network in the U.S. is bound to cause a backlash against spy […]

How a Common Language for Cyber Threats Boosts Security

Read why Steve Kirk says that having a common cyber security language can boost threat cooperation between companies on Next Gov : Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, and government agencies are under constant attack. This nonstop assault is facilitated by the rapidly growing complexity of today’s networks. Cloud-based services, internet-of-things devices, bring-your-own-device programs and wireless […]

Security Surprises Arising from the Internet of Things (IoT)

Read Stuart Madnick article about the surprises that Internet of Things devices can throw up on Forbes : My brother can’t function in the morning until he has a cup of coffee. So I use his daily routine as an example. Picture my brother stumbling down to the kitchen one morning only to find his internet-enabled […]