Tag: Cybersecurity

How Government Organizations Can Protect Their Physical Security Systems from Cyber Risk

It might seem ironic that a physical security solution designed to protect people and property can provide an entry point for cybercriminals. However, because these systems—video surveillance, access control, alarms, communications, and more—are increasingly connected to networks and IT infrastructure, they can be quite vulnerable. Nearly every day brings the news of another data breach […]

FTC Warns Congress About Use of AI to Combat ‘Online Harms’

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report to Congress warning about using artificial intelligence (AI) to combat online problems and urging policymakers to exercise “great caution” about relying on it as a policy solution. The FTC said the use of AI, particularly by big tech platforms and other companies, comes with limitations and problems of its own. […]

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 […]

Zero-Trust Security Beyond Online Identities

It’s every working parent’s nightmare. You’re in a busy airport with your company laptop and a child who desperately needs a snack. You turn your head for just a minute to dig for a snack, but when you turn back, your laptop bag is gone. Luckily, you remember your recent cybersecurity training and call your […]

DHS Expects ‘More Dynamic’ U.S. Threat Environment in Coming Months

In the wake of several high-profile violent attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its latest National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.  This is the sixth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the current one that expired June 7. It outlines top threat factors […]

The Great Cybersecurity Resignation? Stressed-Out Pros Consider Quitting

Nearly half (45%) of cybersecurity professionals have considered quitting the industry due to stress, with the primary issues being an unrelenting threat from ransomware and the expectations to always be on call or available, according to a new report. The Voice of SecOps Report, the third annual study from cybersecurity company Deep Instinct, analyzed feedback […]

How to Create an Unhackable Password

When it comes to passwords, it’s no surprise that a lot of people choose to use words that are easy to remember and important to them. Unfortunately, this means that cybercriminals may easily hack into their accounts. If you find yourself using the name of your pets or employers in your passwords, you have a […]

For a Resilient Remote Workforce, Data Security Is Essential

Recently, Pew Research Center revealed that 59% of U.S. workers say their jobs can be done from home and they are working from home all or most of the time. As we inch closer to post-pandemic recovery, it is evident that remote work, to some degree, is here to stay. While remote and hybrid work has become […]

How Poor Mental Health Can Lead to Bad Security Systems Management

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but a career in security requires a high level of mental focus and alertness all year long. Professionals who are in charge of managing surveillance and security systems bear a lot of responsibility. They are responsible for protecting the safety and security of people, places, and information from threats. […]

Energy Execs Have Major Cybersecurity Concerns, But Are They Taking Enough Action?

Energy executives believe that more extreme cyberattacks on the industry are likely to cause harm to life, property, and the environment in the next two years. However, defensive action appears to be lagging. That’s according to new research from DNV, an independent risk management and quality assurance provider. The Cyber Priority report, which explores the […]