The only way to fight today’s cyber-attacks is to be prepared. Read these short articles that provide observations, explanations and information about today’s threat landscape.
Every day, new cyber security attacks are discovered. How can we prepare for the challenge? Knowledge is the answer! Stay aware of the latest threats and vulnerabilities and familiarize yourself with the language of cyber security.
Like a flu bug that morphs and mutates only to come back stronger, ransomware is here to stay. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine to stop this type of malware and much of its staying power can be attributed to the creativity of its authors.
With cyber defenses succumbing to a dizzying array of attack vectors and new techniques, the security professionals fighting the battles of 21st century cyber wars will look and think a lot differently than those of the past.
In 2012, Dropbox, the popular file hosting service, was the victim of a largescale cyber-attack during which attackers obtained large volumes of email and password data. It has been recently discovered that the data stolen in the 2012 breach has been leaked and that over 68 million accounts have been comprised.
With the IoT, the physical world is becoming one big information system with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life and empowering new business models. However, this also means that more personal information and business data will reside in the cloud and be exchanged between thousands of devices that may have exploitable vulnerabilities.
In today’s hyper-connected world, nearly all businesses, regardless of size or
industry, have some element of their operations based online. From the largest
online retailers and financial service companies to gaming and social media
brands, organizations are transforming how they conduct business and have
become increasingly dependent on network-based services.
Businesses of all sizes, across all verticals, generate significant sales online,
increasing their risk and exposure from outages and breaches. Unfortunately,
malicious actors understand this and target online businesses with this in mind.