Cybersecurity

News Roundup: That data breach cost how much?

Here is some sobering news from IBM Security. Whether it’s a small security leak or a mega breach, the cost for companies that suffer from the wrath of hackers isn’t for the weak. According to the IBM study which was released on July 11, 10 of the 11 mega breaches were criminal attacks. As discussed…

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News Roundup: Cryptojacking takes the lead

Is it surprising that five new security threats popped up every second in Q1 of 2018, according to research from McAfee? Perhaps we’ve all become numb to startling statistics about the volume of cyberthreats that we see each week. What’s new about the research from McAfee is that an alarming number of the cyberthreats focus…

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News Roundup: The security world according to Black Hat

Since 2015, Black Hat has conducted an annual survey on the current state of cybersecurity. To no one’s surprise, security professionals are concerned, as in very concerned. They are not just concerned about data breaches like Experian, Target or Russians meddling in U.S. elections, but also a myriad of other cybersecurity issues. More than 315…

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PKI Explained: Why It Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

Unauthorized access, unsigned applications (malware) and unsecured email. What can help prevent these top three cyber threats impacting organizations today? Public key infrastructure (PKI). PKI enables a trusted environment by authenticating and ensuring the integrity of data and users. The word “authentication” is of Greek origin, authentikos, meaning “real, genuine.” Authentication is the process of proving…

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