Tag: cyberattacks

Enterprise Social Apps: Securing the Digital Workplace

It’s hard to imagine a workplace without Slack, Teams, and other enterprise social apps that have made remote work possible and enjoyable. Since the pandemic, we’ve relied on these apps to replace in-person conversations and collaboration. While ultimately the benefit outweighs the risk, enterprise social apps bring with them new security challenges that simply can’t […]

The Largest Cyberbreaches of All Time: What Can They Teach Us Today?

In 2021, the number of cyberattacks and data breaches in the U.S. increased by 15.1% from the previous year. And the cost of being victimized by cybercrime rose, as well. According to a study by IBM, on average, a single data breach in the U.S. costs a business $9.44 million. In the first half of […]

8 Reasons Why Network Observability Is Critical Against DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been a continuous threat since the advent of the commercial internet. The struggle between security experts and DDoS protection is an asymmetrical war where $30 attacks can jeopardize millions of dollars for companies in downtime and breaches of contract. They can also be a smokescreen for something worse, such as […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Training in the Workplace

In this digital age, more people are seeing the advantages of conducting business online. With this mass entry into the digital space, there come a number of risks. This is why it is crucial to consider cybersecurity training in every workplace and ensure that it is done right. The following are some of the important […]

CISA Kicks Off Infrastructure Security Month 2022

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced November 1 as the kickoff of Infrastructure Security Month 2022 and highlighted its extensive resources to help raise awareness about threats to critical infrastructure. This year’s theme is “Infrastructure Security Is National Security: Drive Down Risk, Build Resilience.” Critical infrastructure spans everything from healthcare, water, and education to […]

Take These 4 Precautions to Avoid Being the Next Ransomware Victim

Last year, businesses experienced 50% more cyberattack attempts each week compared to 2020. The war in Ukraine has slowed ransomware attacks by 42%, but most cybersecurity experts are warning all businesses to stay vigilant. They predict this lull is just the calm before a dangerous storm as threat actors reorganize. Ransomware Impacts Businesses of All […]

Post-Pandemic Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

During the early days of COVID-19, most small businesses had to close their physical storefronts and make their online debut. Believing that cybercriminals only target large businesses, most were not protected from cyberthreats. This lack of protection proved costly for small businesses, which is certainly a big business in the United States. Mark Madrid, the […]

Government and Industry Partners Kick Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

With the beginning of October, government and industry partners have kicked off Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead the annual awareness campaign, whose theme this year is “See Yourself in Cyber.” Since 2004, the U.S. president and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity […]

Addressing the Basics of Remote Work Security

In just a few short years, hybrid working has become an everyday part of corporate life. The combination of working from home and a centralized workplace offers convenience and flexibility, and in progressive countries such as the Netherlands, it may turn into a legal right. A recent Gallup poll found that as of February, most remote-capable […]

Twitter’s Security Flaws Highlight Cyber Issues Endangering Americans

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko’s recent whistleblower complaint has drawn Americans’ attention to potential security concerns with Twitter. According to Zatko, the social media company has not complied with its Federal Trade Commission agreement to protect users’ privacy. Even after people cancel their accounts, for instance, it’s unclear if the company deletes their personal data. Perhaps the […]