Tag: hackers

2022 Cybersecurity Challenges and 2023 Predictions

As we near the end of 2022, IT professionals are looking back at one of the worst years on record for incidents. Cyberattacks and breaches are rising with no end in sight. Organizations continue to invest in technology at a record pace; however, they still continue to be at risk. During 2022, over 65% of […]

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 […]

Web Scraping: A Critical Tool for Threat Intelligence

Cyberspace is a complex system with the potential for infinite expansion. As its importance continues to grow, global organizations face threats that can cost them billions while compromising their network security and business reputation. Cyber threat intelligence is a vital strategy that prevents attacks, and web scraping is critical to its success. The internet is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Forget Apps in Your Zero-Trust Architecture

Data theft and shadow IT present an international threat. In addition to locking down online identities and endpoints, you must also secure your apps to build a true Zero-Trust architecture. We know tools like multi-factor authentication (MFA) secure data by safeguarding online identities and endpoints, but how do these tools function at the app level? […]