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.

Physical Security Trends and Predictions

Organizations are taking stock and settling into a new way of working after a period of uncertainty and change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022 brought new challenges to the physical security industry, such as product shortages and human resource issues. Despite these changing conditions, the industry has shown resilience and adaptability. Recently, Genetec gathered […]

Ransomware on the Rise: How to Stem the Tide

A ransomware attack has the ability to disrupt the basic functioning of an organization and bring it to a standstill. The damage these attacks can inflict has become a matter of national security. In 2021, President Biden launched the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, which mandated the transition to a Zero Trust framework. […]

Five Trends Shaping Cybersecurity in 2023

As digital transformation evolves and the volume of data grows, so do opportunities for cybercriminals. Cyberattacks are projected to cost companies $10.5 trillion by 2025—up from $3 trillion a decade prior. Today’s remote workforce unveils another layer of cybersecurity concerns for companies. Increased reliance on the public cloud, the use of unsecured networks and hardware, […]

Total Security Advisor’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we at Total Security Advisor would like to take a look back and highlight some of the most popular and important articles you’ve read over the past year. The Top 10 list covers the biggest security topics of 2022 and offers insights into where the industry might be headed in 2023. […]

Recent Attacks Underscore Need to Secure Utilities

While most are getting ready for the holidays, this month marked a time of several attacks on the U.S. electric grid, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) is hoping a recent webinar will help educate utilities on how to better protect their infrastructure in light of these incidents. Responding to Recent Incidents At the beginning […]

Why Mass Layoffs Pose Insider Risks and How Companies Can Protect Themselves

The last year-and-a-half has brought unusual mass movements of people leaving and entering the workplace. Trends have included record-breaking resignations, quiet quitting, and most recently, layoffs across industries including tech, financial services, food and beverage, and media. These shifts have led anxious employees to the latest trend of “career cushioning”—enhancing their skills, pulsing networks, and […]

FTC Sanctions Highlight Key Considerations for Designing Security and Privacy Programs

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently levied substantial sanctions against alcohol delivery platform Drizly and education services provider Chegg after what were alleged to be substantial failures in the companies’ data security and privacy efforts. According to the FTC, the failures led to security incidents adversely affecting millions of consumers. The FTC complaints list […]

SIA Releases 2023 Security Megatrends Report

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its annual Security Megatrends report and made it publicly available for the entire industry. Leveraging insights from independent research, surveys, focus groups, and top sessions at the Securing New Ground (SNG) conference, Security Megatrends provides an industry forecast and breaks down the top 10 trends that will impact you and […]

How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Scams

With less reliance on cash and an increase in online transactions, credit card fraud has become a major problem. In fact, 2021 was one of the most eventful years for credit card fraud, with approximately 2.8 million consumers filing fraud reports with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—and online shopping scams were the second most commonly […]