Tag: cyber threats

Businesses Need to Do More to Educate Employees About Cybersecurity

Despite the well-known impacts of cyber breaches—whether financial, operational, or reputational—companies continue to suffer from crippling cybersecurity attacks year after year. In 2021, the number of data compromises increased by 68% from the year before. A single successful breach can have a devastating financial impact on an organization. A data breach in the U.S. costs […]

Biden Admin Launches $1 Billion State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “first-of-its-kind” cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments across the country. This State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, made possible thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $1 billion in funding to SLT partners over four years, with $185 million available […]

Upselling Security: Why It’s Problematic

Editor’s note: The views expressed in the following op-ed are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of Total Security Advisor. Earlier this month, over 26,000 infosecurity enthusiasts convened in San Francisco for a week of security-related product launches, trainings, expert presentations, and networking. Now in its 31st year, the annual RSA Conference […]