The Capital One Hack: The Latest in a Series of High-Profile Breaches

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The Capital One Hack

It seems like almost every day brings news of another large, high-profile hack affecting millions of Americans and other users around the world. Though wide-reaching hacks affecting large companies and millions of users are more likely to make the news, the reality is that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized organizations as well. Cybercriminals are constantly evolving and changing … Read More

The Rising Cost of Health Care Industry Data Breaches

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Rising Costs of Heath Care Security Breaches

The 2019 edition of the Cost of a Data Breach Report, sponsored by IBM and published by Ponemonis causing quite a stir in the cybersecurity world. The annual report, which draws its data from in-depth interviews with more than 500 global companies that experienced data breaches between July 2018 and April 2019, finds that not only are data breaches becoming … Read More

Airports are a Hackers Best Friend (& Other Ways Users Expose Themselves to Risk)

Virtual ArmourCybersecurity, Endpoint, Risk Mitigation & Prevention

Airport Cybersecurity Risk

Traveling is stressful, even when things go smoothly. Your routine is disrupted, you are in an unfamiliar place, and there is a good chance you are not as well-rested as usual. This can make you less vigilant about your cybersecurity, and if you don’t speak the local language, you may have trouble getting the information you need to make an … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Ransomware (2019 Edition)

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Everything You Need to Know About Ransomware (2019 Edition)

Ransomware is becoming an epidemic in the cybersecurity world, with new strains being created continuously by criminals to extort money out of unsuspecting users. While there is no way to shield any device from malicious attacks such as ransomware completely, there are a few things you can do to reduce your chances of falling victim. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is … Read More

Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning: It’s Time to Review Your Security Practices

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Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning

When most people think of spring cleaning, they think of giving their house a thorough cleaning and donating unwanted items to charity. But spring is also a great time to review your organization’s cybersecurity protocols. To help you review your current protocols, and catch any gaps, here is a handy cybersecurity spring cleaning checklist. Review Your Password Guidelines Both you … Read More

Beyond SIEM: Why Your Security Posture Needs to SOAR

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Beyond SIEM: Why Your Security Posture Needs to SOAR

Companies that are concerned about cybersecurity likely have SIEM protocols in place to safeguard their digital assets. However, cybersecurity and cybercrime are continually evolving and shifting, which means that simple SIEM approach is no longer enough. There is also a global shortage of qualified cybersecurity experts, which makes smart, integrated, comprehensive security response systems more critical than ever. That is … Read More

Building a Cybersecurity Incident Response Program

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A good cybersecurity plan is not optional, because in the modern world it is not a question of if you will be targeted by cybercriminals, but when. A robust cybersecurity incident response program is an integral component of any organization’s cybersecurity strategy. Without a solid response plan in place, it can be challenging to respond to breaches or threats effectively … Read More

Keeping Your Network Secure in a “Bring Your Own Device” World

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BYOD Network Security

On the surface, a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy seems like a great business move. By allowing employees to use their own devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets, companies can save money and increase productivity. However, securing your network in a BYOD environment poses unique challenges from both a cybersecurity and a privacy standpoint. If you don’t address … Read More

19 Essential Cybersecurity Best Practices

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19 Cybersecurity Best Practices

Every company, no matter how large or small, should have a robust cybersecurity strategy in place to protect their company’s digital assets. Staying secure in the digital era is no longer and set and forget practice. You must be diligent in your security practices and always on top of new trends. To help you ensure your data is secure here … Read More