Tag: Cybersecurity

Embracing AI Is Key to Combatting Evolving Cyber Threats

With cyber threats becoming increasingly diverse in how they strategically cripple organizations, the cybersecurity landscape is under increasing pressure to bolster its technology and defense methods. Cyberattacks have only become more frequent year-on-year, with the costs to an unprepared business only increasing with them. Data breaches can harm not only your organization’s wallet but also […]

Sharing Your Netflix Account May Be Putting You at Risk of Getting Hacked

These days it’s considered the norm to share streaming services with many people. Whether it’s among family, friends, or coworkers, there’s no reason one person should pay for Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ when it’s so easy to use someone else’s account, right? Once you give out those login details, the problem is that you can’t […]

New Cybersecurity Regulation Poised to Reshape Business Priorities

The new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules set to come into play in the spring of 2023 will force listed companies to report their cyberattacks to core stakeholders, such as investors, customers, and regulators. The 2011 interpretive guidance released by the Division of Corporation Finance was reinforced and expanded on by the SEC […]

Neutralize Phishing Threats with Web Scraping

Identifying fraudulent emails may be easy for tech-minded professionals—but not so obvious for the general public. At the same time, tactics used by cybercriminals to trick users into giving up sensitive financial and personal information are growing in number and sophistication. In cases where education and awareness are not enough, web scraping identifies fraudulent websites […]

Strategies for Effective Incident Response with Remote Employees

You may not have thought about working from home before the pandemic hit. In fact, 47% of people in the United States said they never worked remotely before COVID-19, and only 17% did so five days a week. But now, 44% of the same population work from home throughout the week. While this flexibility likely […]

Faces of Security: Dr. Dawn Beyer from Lockheed Martin

Dr. Dawn Beyer, a Senior Fellow at global aerospace company Lockheed Martin, is a distinguished cybersecurity expert with over 30 years of experience and a proud industry advocate for women. Beyer has held various positions at Lockheed Martin over the past 21 years. During her tenure, she has spearheaded several research and development initiatives, including […]

Are Smartphones Superior to Computers When It Comes to Malware Protection?

I’ve worked with computer security for over 30 years. Lately, I’ve been many times asked this question: “Which is more secure, a smartphone or a real computer?” The answer is a smartphone, but the underlying reasons for this may not be obvious. The popularization of modern mobile operating systems has been the largest information security […]

How Educational Institutions Can Let Go of Hesitancies and Embrace Cybersecurity

As school systems desperately try to keep up with ever-evolving technology, one urgent area for major improvement is cybersecurity. Over the last six years, K-12 school districts have seen a significant increase in cyberattacks, with a total of 1,331 publicly disclosed K-12 cyber incidents involving more than a thousand school districts and other public education […]

Progress in Privacy Thinking: 2023 Predictions

Last year, I wrote about 4 predictions I had for the privacy space in 2022. These predictions were based on shifts in privacy thinking and how they were affecting regulations and vice versa. Ultimately, these fundamental changes in privacy thinking affect the way organizations view and address their privacy and data protection challenges. My 2022 […]

Inside the Mind of a Cybercriminal: Facts and Fiction

Have you ever wondered what motivates some people to commit cybercrimes targeting personal and corporate victims? Who are these twisted people? How do you recognize them? Is it possible there’s a cybercriminal lurking in your book group or sitting down at your holiday dinner table? Law enforcement agencies have been researching the backgrounds, personal qualities, […]