Tag: IT

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Apple, Google, and Microsoft Partner to Scrap Passwords

In a joint effort to make the web more secure and usable for all, tech giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft announced plans to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. The companies said the new capability will allow websites and apps to offer […]

For a Stronger Human Firewall, Use Tough Love

It all started with a valentine. Earlier this year, my team and I aimed Cupid’s arrow at Businessolver employees to show them that—to borrow a phrase—there’s a thin line between love and bait: We orchestrated a phishing simulation via an email claiming to be from our CEO wishing them a happy Valentine’s Day. Was it […]

Managing Security in the Age of ‘The Big Quit’

COVID-19 has changed work more than any event in modern history. At the onset of 2020, unemployment was at an all-time high, as businesses were forced to trim their teams or, in more extreme cases, shutter entirely. Now, nearly 2 years later, we’re facing another form of unemployment, but this time, it’s employees in the […]