Tag: data protection

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 […]

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 […]

While Cyber Reporting Law Will Help Combat Ransomware, Data Recovery Remains Essential 

With President Biden signing a $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill into law earlier this year, the federal government is poised to spend billions of dollars to strengthen cybersecurity and information technology within its agencies. But the spending package also addresses one of the more persistent challenges to identifying and mitigating wide-ranging cyberattacks, including ransomware, in […]

How U.S. Businesses Are Suffering from the Lack of Personal Data Privacy Laws

It’s been over four years since the European Union implemented its groundbreaking General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR has become the model for personal data privacy laws in many other countries and for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which took effect in 2020. New data privacy laws are set to take effect in four […]

FYI: Not Enough SMBs Are Using MFA for Data Protection

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) across the globe are still relying only on usernames and passwords to secure critical employee, customer, and partner data, according to the Global Small Business Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Study released by the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI). Only 46% of small business owners claim to have implemented MFA methods recommended by leading security experts, with […]

Top 3 Cybersecurity Practices to Keep Your Company Safe

Cybersecurity is a topic that everyone knows should be addressed, but when it comes down to it, few know where to begin—or, even worse, companies assume that just having some level of compliance with industry standards is sufficient. But with the standards constantly changing and bad actors using increasingly sophisticated tactics, it’s ill-advised to wait […]

Tips for Improving Data Privacy, Security in the Remote Work Era

Employees have been working remotely (i.e., any place with an Internet connection) since at least the mid-2000s. The COVID-19 outbreak, which started in 2020, forced employers to permit employees with certain types of jobs (usually white-collar) to work remotely on at least a part-time basis. IT departments were overwhelmed by the pressing need to set […]

Global Study: Security Challenges and Opportunities for the ‘New Hybrid Workplace’

As a rise in variants spurs new uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the globe are tasked with developing a long-term plan and work model—whether in-person, remote, or hybrid—that meets the needs of employees and the business. Amid this transition, Entrust, a provider of trusted identity, payments, and data protection solutions, set out to uncover […]

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Regaining Control of Enterprise Security in a Cloud Environment

As enterprises respond to the acceleration of remote working, hybrid cloud adoption continues to increase—but security remains a persistent blocker. Marcella Arthur, Vice President of Global Marketing at Unbound Security, looks at how emerging approaches to key management are enabling enterprises to rethink and assert control over their cloud strategies.