October 10, 2019 | Allie Mellen

Love your enemies before you destroy them

Photo by Volkan Olmez on Unsplash “In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.…

October 8, 2019 | Karoline Gore

Workplace design tips to help deter hackers

Photo by ROOM on Unsplash 31 percent of companies in the USA have been subjected to cyber attacks and 43 percent of those attacks were aimed at small businesses. When workplaces are designed with cybersecurity in mind, the odds of breaches will decrease. This is good news, because some breaches have the capacity to put companies out of…

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October 2, 2019 | Jake Lester

How to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime: 5 tips

Description: Do you want to avoid cybercrime? Online identity theft and fraud, webcam hackers, ransomware cyber-attacks, phishing, and other scams are a threat to all of us. Keep reading to protect your data and privacy and save your files and finances from fraudsters. How to avoid cybercrime   The cyber definition relates to the field of digital technology, and today…

October 1, 2019 | Bindu Sundaresan

What  you need to know about PII security in 2019

As a society we have always relied on personal identifiers, commonly known as personally identifiable information (PII). Defining and protecting PII has recently become much more important as a component of personal privacy now that advances in computing and communications technology, including the internet, have made it easier to collect and process vast amounts of information. The protection of…

September 27, 2019 | Aaron Sierra

Why security monitoring falls short and what can be done about it

Photo by Emmanuel on Unsplash There are parts of every business considered to be critical to its ability to function. Email, accounting, and customer service are a few. Indeed, if email went down, accounts receivable stopped, or customers couldn’t talk to anyone, the business would suffer. There is another critical function of business that isn…

September 26, 2019 | Mike Feeney

How to manage Internet of Things (IoT) security in 2019

 Photo by BENCE BOROS on Unsplash The challenges of IoT security Welcome to the world of Internet of Things (IoT) and a glimpse into the future. The IoT is where the physical world merges with the digital world. Soon, we expect the world IoT population to outnumber the human population tenfold—perhaps as many as 80…

September 25, 2019 | Alissa Knight

Undivided we fall: decoupling network segmentation from micro-segmentation in the software defined perimeter

Introduction As of today, no laws or regulations, even the latest version of PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and HITECH, do not make network segmentation or micro-segmentation compulsory to comply with the rule. By making network segmentation discretionary -- even when transmitting, processing, or storing regulated data, the number of breaches will continue to rise as companies err on the side of…

September 24, 2019 | Devin Morrissey

Medical apps & privacy: where are we?

Image Source: Unsplash Finding a new health-related app that tracks symptoms, increases self-care behaviors, or offers disease-specific education can be exciting for consumers. However, many apps share information with a host of other companies for marketing purposes. Often, these companies have nothing to do with healthcare and are not even  businesses the individual uses. This knowledge can be scary…

September 23, 2019 | Kim Crawley

How to justify your cybersecurity budget in 2019

It’s less expensive to prevent cyber attacks than it is to repair the damage when they happen. Companies and institutions across industries lose money from cyber attacks all the time.  There are the more obvious ways like piracy, data breaches, and litigation. There are also ways that accountants can’t quite put a dollar figure on,…

September 18, 2019 | Sam Bocetta

Does your government take cybersecurity seriously enough?

Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash Cybercrime is global, but the response isn’t. Governments in the west are slowly waking up to the importance of cybersecurity, and are (equally slowly) helping businesses to safeguard data and home users to protect their homes from cyberattack. Look outside Europe and the US, though, and the picture is…

There’s no such thing as an entry-level job in cybersecurity

Every week the AT&T Chief Security Office produces a series called ThreatTraq with helpful information and news commentary for InfoSec practitioners and researchers.  I really enjoy them; you can subscribe to the Youtube channel to stay updated. This is a transcript of a recent feature on ThreatTraq.  The video features Jonathan Gonzalez,…

September 16, 2019 | Mike Klepper

Hacker prevention: tips to reduce your attack surface

These days it seems that every time you open your favorite news source there is another data breach related headline.  Victimized companies of all sizes, cities, counties, and even government agencies have all been the subject of the “headline of shame” over the past several months or years.  With all this publicity and the increasing awareness…

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