Tag: IT

The Trickle Up and Trickle Down of Business Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity breaches are technical by definition. But they can also be measured in dollars and cents. And in the end, most business cybersecurity attacks are traceable to unwitting people within your organization. Many breaches are caused by sloppy habits and a pervasive lack of employee cybersecurity education. Ironically, consumer awareness of cyber risks is on […]

Biden Admin Launches $1 Billion State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “first-of-its-kind” cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments across the country. This State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, made possible thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $1 billion in funding to SLT partners over four years, with $185 million available […]

Combat the Top 3 Challenges of Zero Trust with Platform-First Identity Security

“Never trust, always verify” was the founding principle of the term Zero Trust, when Forrester Research Analyst and cybersecurity veteran John Kindervag created the term. At the time, many enterprises were operating under a “trust, but verify” approach, which would be okay if threats were only outside the organization or if it only applied to […]

Working Remotely? Here’s What You Need to Know About Bossware

The pandemic created various challenges for both employers and employees. As organizations rushed to transition to remote work, employees were shifted to various types of technology to accommodate the change in work environment. Employees were required to learn a new way of connecting to corporate networks to be productive remotely, from virtual private networks to […]

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? […]

FTC Warns Consumers About Back-to-School Shopping Scams

The following is a Consumer Alert issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Back-to-school season can be stressful for many kids and their parents—especially when scammers are back to work with online school shopping scams. But there are ways to get your school shopping done while avoiding scams that cost you valuable time and money. […]

The Looming Cybersecurity Risk for SMEs

Cybersecurity is one of the top concerns globally for many today. Cyberattacks originate from both organized criminal groups and nation-states, and they target critical infrastructure, government agencies, and businesses daily. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) even issued a warning recently that Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine could lead to increasing state-sponsored cyberattacks. […]

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 […]

IBM Report Reveals Top Data Breach Trends as Costs Hit All-Time High

IBM Security released its 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report, revealing costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations. With breach costs increasing nearly 13% over the last two years of the annual report, the findings suggest these […]