Operational Technology vs. Information Technology: Differences, Similarities, & How the Intermix With Industrial Control Systems

Virtual ArmourBusiness, Internet of Things

Operational Technology vs. Information Technology: Differences, Similarities, & How the Intermix With Industrial Control Systems

Though traditionally operational technology and information technology were kept separate, these two worlds are becoming increasingly intertwined, and both forms of technology are becoming more likely to connect to the internet. What is Operational Technology? Operational technology (OT) refers to the hardware and software used to change, monitor, or control physical devices, processes, and events within a company or organization. … Read More

Cybersecurity Awareness is Increasingly Important, Especially With 2020 Around the Corner

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Cybersecurity Awareness is Increasingly Important, Especially With 2020 Around the Corner

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, making it an excellent time to draw attention to this critical topic. Too many organizations continue to take their cybersecurity for granted, often with disastrous results. The foundation of any good cybersecurity policy is employee training. Even the most robust and iron-clad cybersecurity plan will fail if employees don’t understand: The importance of cybersecurity … Read More

Why Do Modern Businesses Need Managed Security Services?

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Why do modern businesses need managed security services

Cybersecurity incidents are becoming increasingly common in the modern world, so your organization needs to have policies in place to safeguard your digital assets. While large organizations may be able to support an in-house cybersecurity team, many small and medium-sized businesses have neither the capital nor the people power to support such a resource-intensive department. This is where Managed Security … Read More

Why Your Company Could be the Next Equifax or CapitalOne

Virtual ArmourBreaches, Business, Cybersecurity, Industry News & Events, Risk Mitigation & Prevention

Why Your Company Could be the Next Equifax or CapitalOner

Though many of us may only hear about big cybersecurity incidents like the Equifax breach of 2017 and the CapitalOne hack of 2019, cybersecurity incidents are becoming increasingly common in the modern world. Many C-suite executives and other decision-makers likely shook their heads as they read about these and other serious cybersecurity incidents, thankful that that sort of thing could … Read More

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

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

Virtual ArmourBusiness, Cybersecurity, Endpoint

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

Cyber Threats: How Finance Directors Should Prepare

Virtual ArmourBusiness, Cybersecurity

What are the differences in cyber-threats facing public and private companies, and what responsibilities do their CFOs have in terms of disclosure? By Andrew Douthwaite, VP Managed Services, VirtualArmour Cyber attacks spiked 164%in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, entailing 918 disclosed breaches-according reports on broadcaster CNBC. Threats vary from sector to sector. Healthcare, … Read More

U.S. Companies Could Get Badly Burned by GDPR – Here’s How Not To

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Knowing how GDPR is different from the regulations your company is already complying with will help determine the gaps that exist between the two. This Article was originally posted on CSO Online By Andrew Douthwaite, Vice President of Managed Services The essence of the GDPR is individual privacy protection.  Europeans consider data privacy a basic human right.  If the founding … Read More