Category: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has taken the forefront on the global stage, and it’s more important than ever for companies to protect their sensitive data. Challenges such as bring your own device (BYOD), shadow IT, and social engineering further complicate the everyday cyberthreat. Look here for the latest news and best practices that can help you reduce your organization’s risk.

The C-Suite and IT Aren’t on the Same Cybersecurity Page

IT strategy drives most modern business, but according to a recent study, there doesn’t seem to be enough alignment between top executives and IT leaders when it comes to cybersecurity. CIOs can help the situation by educating the company on where threats originate and how to manage the risk.

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies—Drones and Cybersecurity

by Mary Shacklett As if you didn’t have enough cybersecurity worries already, drones are now starting to enter the picture as a new threat. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) now have the capability to collect a great deal of valuable data for organizations in many different industries—but they can be targets for hackers as well.

Security Dangers of p2p Traffic

by Kacy Zurkus File sharing via peer to peer (p2p) communication has been happening for some time, but it’s becoming even more commonplace. Threats hiding in this traffic are becoming more common as well. How safe is your company’s network?

Say Goodbye to Weak Passwords

by Michael Kassner Weak passwords are the bane of cybersecurity professionals everywhere, with some even calling for the death of the password altogether. However, there are options to beef up your weak passwords—see why researchers are saying one such system is difficult to hack.

User Education—The First Step to Stopping Ransomware

by Mike Gillespie Ransomware is a costly and frustrating cyberattack, and, as is the case with most security issues, the best form of prevention is education. Are the end users at your company aware of this threat, and would they know what to do in the event they are targeted?

Using Data Science to Thwart Cybercrime

by John Weathington The use of data science to decrease your company’s risk of cybertheft is relatively new, and you may not know where to start at your organization. However, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a framework for those looking to get started.