Tag Archives | Information Security

Responding to the Ransomware Risk

What do you do if you are the victim of ransomware? For several years, the FBI has recommended that you do not pay when malicious software is used to encrypt or otherwise hold data hostage until a payment is made (a.k.a. ransomware), according to CSO. This position was forcefully echoed by one of the nation’s […]

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Cybersecurity Enlightenment for CEOs

More than 90 percent of corporate executives say they can’t read a cybersecurity report and are not prepared to handle a major attack according to a report from Nasdaq and Tanium — an endpoint security and systems management vendor out of Emeryville, California. The report, which can be seen in a CNBC video, highlights a training opportunity […]

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Information Security in 2016

In 2016, information security continues to be a critical topic for organizations of all types to address. In its 2016 Annual Security Report that discusses cybersecurity trends and threat intelligence, Cisco drives this point home. The report points out that only 45 percent of organizations worldwide are confident in their security measures as today’s cyber attackers […]

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Man in the Cloud Attacks on Box, Google Drive and Dropbox

If your company uses cloud applications such as Box, Google Drive or Dropbox to make data available to multiple users and devices, then you should be aware of Man in the Cloud (MITC) cyber attacks. Imperva, a cyber security company based in northern California, described MITC as a new type of attack in its August […]

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The Internet of Things Deserves Your Attention

How much attention should be paid to the Internet of Things (IoT)? Some recent events in the last three months provide a compelling answer. Earlier this week, Forbes reported that global software developer SAP announced a list of new partnerships in order to get more involved in IoT. TechCrunch shared news today that Amazon acquired […]

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A New Cyber Intelligence Center?

Does the U.S. really need a cyber intelligence center to be able to more effectively handle cyberthreats and digital breaches to business and industry as well as government agencies? The Obama administration believes that the country does. According to Reuters, Lisa Monaco, White House advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism, explained that “we need to develop […]

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Cybersecurity in the Boardroom

With 1,517 publicly-traded U.S. organizations to date submitting securities filings with the terms “data breach,” “hacking,” “cybersecurity” and “hacker” as potential business risks according to a Wall Street Journal analysis, cyber threats are getting more attention. If you compare this to 2012, you will find a 42% increase in the number of organizations listing these […]

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The Most Effective Defense Against Cyber Threats

According to the 2014 Cyberthreat Defense Report by CyberEdge Group, network access control (NAC) was the highest rated of all security technologies to defend against current cyber threats. Seventy-seven percent of IT practitioners are using or plan to use NAC for securing mobile technology. CyberEdge Group’s report is based on a survey of 750 security […]

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