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.

Security Pros Talk Top Trends at ISC East Tradeshow

Did you miss the recent ISC East tradeshow in New York City? If so, fear not—we’ve got you covered! Our team at Total Security Advisor walked the showroom floor, shook many sanitized hands, took notes, checked out the newest tech, and picked the brains of attendees about top industry trends. The main takeaway? The security […]

Feds Issue Cybersecurity Reminder Amid the Holiday Season

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a cybersecurity reminder for public- and private-sector organizations to remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk to ransomware and other cyberattacks leading up to and during the holiday season. The agencies noted this advisory is based on observations on […]

DOJ’s New Enforcement Team May Intensify Push to Recover Cyberattack Payments

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the launch of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) to (1) add structure to and coordinate the agency’s investigative capabilities concerning unlawful uses of cryptocurrency, (2) increase prosecutions, and (3) recover illicit proceeds. The last piece is especially striking because it may provide a positive incentive for […]

3 Key Considerations of Endpoint Security in a Hybrid IT Ecosystem

As we moved through 2021, the underlying assumption was that it would be better than 2020, which is admittedly a very low bar to clear. From an IT perspective, 2021 has proven to be even more challenging than the kidney stone of a year that preceded it. While there are lots of considerations that are […]

Does Working in the Cloud Make Your Business More Secure?

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a huge change in the way that businesses operate. Whether they were forced to by lockdowns or simply took precautionary steps to help prevent the spread of the virus, many businesses asked employees to work from home for at least a part of the pandemic.  Remote […]

Common Misconceptions of Business Recovery from Cyberattacks

As ransomware attacks exponentially explode across the threat landscape, organizations are having to confront woeful inadequacies in recovery plans and preparation. Many are incorporating strategies like zero-trust and adopting technologies that integrate privacy and security into the designs. Even with all the latest tools and techniques in place, it can be near impossible to make […]

Hackers Bribing Employees, Vendors to Deploy Ransomware

With ransomware attacks up by more than 150% in the first half of 2021, there seems to be no limit to the methods criminal hackers will use to deploy ransomware or otherwise cause cyber mayhem. Their latest trick: hiring your employees and vendors to help them.

National Governors Association Helping States Put Grid Security to the Test

The National Governors Association (NGA) has announced it will support four states—California, Connecticut, Illinois, and Utah—as they participate in the nationwide GridEx VI exercise, which reviews and tests energy emergency preparedness through a simulated coordinated cyber and physical incident on the electrical grid. Scheduled for Nov. 16-17, the biennial exercise conducted by the North American […]

How IT/OT Has Turned Physical Security Into Cybersecurity

Anyone paying attention to the security industry of the past decade can tell you that the way we implement and carry out our tactical security programs is very different today than it used to be. Technology has brought massive changes into the physical security space, with smart cameras replacing eyeballs for surveillance, our cell phones […]

Cybersecurity Best Practice Is for Life, Not Just for October

The arrival of Cybersecurity Awareness Month every October prompts discussion of best practice, and briefly raises the profile of security professionals. However, major attacks on organizations such as SolarWinds and Kaseya, and breaches of financial giants such as Morgan Stanley (caught up in the security problems of file-sharing company Accellion), should serve as a reminder […]