Cybersecurity is a top concern of businesses today. While often thought of as an IT issue, cyberdefense tactics often have surprising overlaps with business strategies inherent to the finance department. As a result, more chief financial officers (CFOs) are becoming cybersecurity custodians.
Speaking at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) in Brussels, Belgium, Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of privacy advocates calling for stricter privacy regulations. His keynote speech hammered (not by name) the numerous tech companies whose business models thrive by vacuuming up the personal information of their […]
As top-level officials with the US government step up their discussions about reinstating crippling sanctions against the Iranian government, researchers suggest that this could lead to an increase in cyberattacks from nation-backed hacking groups.
As businesses adopt a more digital approach, they become prone to cyber security threats and attacks, exposing their business and customers to vulnerabilities and risks. Cybercrime and malware advance and innovate along with technology, which is why IT infrastructure services continue to strengthen their systems proactively.
Stress is sure to accompany any IT executive position, but there are ways to manage it. Such strategies as flex hours, e-mail control, and working in sprints can help. See what other leaders have to say on the matter.
By Lily Hay Newman Well, it isn’t going away. Since it bogged down Dyn back in September 2016, the Mirai botnet has proven itself to be an incredibly disruptive hacking tool. It’s only evolved since then, and it’s becoming apparent that it can’t really be stopped. Read on for more on the issue.
By Alison DeNisco Many tech companies, particularly Google, are famous for asking odd brainteaser questions during interviews. True, asking a candidate how many golf balls fit in a school bus may seem arbitrary, but if brainteaser questions are done right, they can be helpful in determining the right candidate for your IT department.
By Maria Korolov The trouble with many cybersecurity solutions is that they are rigid and easily thwarted by constantly evolving threats. Artificial intelligence (AI) is helping with the problem, as it makes security systems easier to train and adapt to changing conditions. However, it’s still a race to keep up with vulnerabilities.
By Matt Asay It’s not often that Bulgaria makes headlines in the world of technology. But Bulgaria’s recent mandate that all code developed for its government must be open source is a really big deal for global software policy. The question is, should other countries follow suit?
A new survey by KnowBe4, a security awareness training and integrated phishing platform, shows the growing volume of ransomware victims despite increased efforts to prevent it. The study compares levels of concern over ransomware from 2014 to 2016, and 1,138 companies across a variety of industries participated.