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27
Nov

Domination of Cloud-based Services

A few years ago, techie individuals had the only interest in cloud computing and cloud-based services. However, it had little use for business at large. That has all changed, and rapidly. No longer are enterprises in a cloud first mentality. Rather, business is rapidly moving towards a cloud only mentality. Unfortunately, most people outside IT …

6
Nov

Multi-threading Security Threat: PortSmash

There has been an ever-increasing need for CPUs, both commercial and consumer, to perform faster. In order to do so, certain aspects have been built into processors. While increasing performance, multithreading and speculative execution have left CPUs and networks around the world at risk. Unlike the speculative execution risk of Spectre and Meltdown, a multi-threading …

23
Oct

Cyber Threats: Business Still Has Biggest Risk

The United States government is in the news for the third time in two weeks regarding their cybersecurity. Not only did the government fail when the weapons program was tested, but now there have been two confirmed data breaches in two weeks. Of course, when the government suffers from cyber threats, it is well published …

16
Oct

Security Protocols: No One is Immune

This past week has been a rough week for cybersecurity in the Pentagon. Not only did the Pentagon fail in their weapons program security protocols, but the Pentagon has announced a data breach affecting over 30,000 DOD employee records. So, where did the Pentagon fail in security protocols? And what lead to the data breach? …

28
Aug

Security Monitoring: Walls Aren’t Enough

Once again, we are reminded the importance of cybersecurity on multiple levels. The news that big tech companies have intercepted not only Russian, but Iranian influence campaigns, should make all executives question the security monitoring of their own companies. Regardless if the company is large or small, IoT and mobility has continued to flood servers …

10
Jul

Security: We Bet You Are Making One of These Mistakes

Cybersecurity is important for any business to focus on, as cybercrime continues to escalate. The average data breach costs $7.35 million dollar, a 5% increase in 2017 over the previous year. That is an average of $225 per lost or stolen record. Think about how many records your business stores and how costly a lack …

20
Jun

Cybersecurity: What You Don’t Know About Your Risks

Cybersecurity is a big-ticket item for any business. As more data breaches occur, businesses need to focus on security needs. Cybercrime is escalating, with the US experiencing an average of 22% increase in data breaches in 2017. However, most businesses do not have the appropriate budget assigned for security risks. Nor is money allocated into …

29
May

Scareware: A Silent Form of Hacking

It can happen to anyone, any time. A user are browsing on the internet, for work or for pleasure, when suddenly a box pops up. A virus has infected your computer and call the support number immediately. Scareware has just attacked you. The box can include anything from the browser logo to the logo of …

3
Apr

Private Data: Are You At Risk?

Several days ago, the New York Times printed an article regarding Amazon and Google’s applications for new patents. The patents hint at an ability to listen to more of the home environment via their respective virtual assistant (VA) devices. Both companies have transparent policies and repeat often they do not sell or advertise based on …

6
Mar

Thanatos: Newest Ransomware To Combat

As the world becomes more connected via IoT devices and smart phones, the ability of viruses to spread increases as well. Enterprises no longer have only desktop computers to worry about. Frequent use of company devices for personal activities expose a company to risk of ransomware. Malware is a generalized umbrella term for any malicious …