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The novice’s guide to DNS hijacking

July 18, 2019 No Comments

DNS hijacking is a serious cybersecurity threat. Compromised DNS can be used to serve you spam advertisements and to direct you to phishing websites, which are designed to steal things like passwords and bank credentials. While DNS hijacking poses a real danger to your online activity, it is unfortunately something that many people have never even heard of.

Your network can help you spot data breaches early – here’s how

July 16, 2019 No Comments

There is no doubt that network security is a critical component of a digital world. It has become an almost daily occurrence to wake up to news headlines about how companies have been hacked into. The consequence is almost always dire to both the company that owns the network and their clients, whose personal and financial data is stolen.

The Different Types of Cybersecurity Threats to Your Organization

July 3, 2019 No Comments

According to recent reports, 2019 has already proved to be a successful year for hackers, as millions of records and credit card data have been stolen, and healthcare organizations have experienced a considerable amount of medical data leaks.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Kubernetes Security & Compliance: How Software Development is “Shifting Security Left”

July 3, 2019 No Comments

with Tim Hinrichs, StyraIn this interview, Tim Hinrichs, CTO and Co-Founder of Styra and Co-Founder of Open Policy Agent shares insights about how software development teams are “shifting security left,” focusing on prevention, rather than detection.Read More >>>

2019 Cyber Security Report: Learn How to Survive Today’s Targeted Cyber Attacks

June 17, 2019 No Comments

The 2019 Security Report includes a thorough analysis of what today’s security threat trends are. Also learn where your weakest links are, security threat predictions, and recommendations on how to protect your organization from being tomorrow’s next victim.

Protecting Your Customers Against Cybercrime

June 13, 2019 No Comments

Ecommerce shoppers have stated security is one of their primary concerns about shopping online in survey after survey, Meanwhile, the cost of cybercrime is projected to exceed six trillion dollars annually by 2021. The plausibility of this becomes undeniable when consider the likes of the CIA has been hacked. In an environment such as this, protecting your customers against cybercrime becomes paramount to the successful functioning of your business.

6 Cybersecurity Policies Every Business Needs to Implement

June 10, 2019 No Comments

With over 80% of business information stored in the cloud, information security is now a necessity rather than an option. Important and sensitive information needs to be protected using the right security measures to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Of course, security measures are not the only instruments to use for better cybersecurity.

Is using Free Wifi safe for my data? Not unless you do this!

June 10, 2019 No Comments

It can be tempting to hook up to the free Wifi offered at cafes, restaurants, airports or any other place. However, is keeping up to date with what your friends are doing on Facebook or sending an email important enough to risk having your personal details stolen? This is something you should ask yourself when considering connecting to a public network. The bigger question is, is using free Wifi safe for my data. The answer is no, not unless you protect yourself beforehand.

Covering Your Risks: Technology for Business Security Is Improving

May 24, 2019 No Comments

When your business security is lacking, it can not only cost you, but your customers, vendors and suppliers as well. If your company is like so many others, safety and security issues are not uncommon and are threats to your information security and data privacy. Luckily, technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and many of these changes are to your benefit. Improvements in this space are moving at such a fast pace that there are more options when it comes to security and alarm systems for commercial buildings than ever before.

What are the most successful IT sectors?

May 15, 2019 No Comments

The information technology industry can possibly reach $5 trillion in 2019, generating significant revenue and employing workers at a high median wage. It is the world’s third-largest economy in terms of GDP, growing at a rate of 4,0%, according to CompTIA. IT has the power to set the markets in motion and create transformative business value across numerous industries. The digital revolution has transformed information management and applied technology within the global economy.

Cyber Security Tips for Businesses to Prevent Cyber Attacks

May 15, 2019 No Comments

As more and more businesses are running and managing their most of operations and processes online, it is most vital to protect a business or brand against cyber security threats in this digital world and to get more from the opportunities offered by the virtual world. No doubt, the world of internet offers all businesses the potential for reaching a bigger audience and use international suppliers to grow more, but it also brings the potential for scams and cyber security risks as well. Even a single cyber security attack can harm your repute and can also cause a serious financial upset. Here is a comprehensive list of cyber security tips for businesses to prevent cyber-attacks that any business can assume to maintain customer trust and confidence.

Why Internet Safety Is Even More Important In Today’s World

May 9, 2019 No Comments

Because of the advent of technology, it’s now easier to get things done. If you’re an employee, you can accomplish several tasks in front of your computer without the need to leave your desk or office. If you’re a student, you can research through hundreds of resources while staying in the comfort of your own home. Sure, technology can offer a lot of benefits, but on the other side of the coin, it has also increased the risk of identity theft and data breach. These are just some of the reasons why internet safety is more critical in today’s world.

7 Cybersecurity Trends in 2019

May 7, 2019 No Comments

Cybersecurity is one of the exciting spheres promising radical changes in our lives. Since our world is becoming more connected with digital technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain and other, web threats continue to grow. It’s no secret, insidious hackers can easily penetrate any computer’s defenses and start blackmailing you, encroaching on your property and reputation, even if you have positive security aspect. But fortunately, today people have a variety of useful tools and services to deal with such criminals.

Securing Your Website in 2019

May 1, 2019 No Comments

Attacks on websites have been a norm since the advent of the internet. Regrettably, this trend is not expected to slow down considering that hackers have become more aggressive now, more than ever. Even bad news, especially to small business owners, is that hackers are indiscriminate. They can attack just about any website that contains unpatched vulnerabilities. This means that whether you’re a startup, a mid-sized business or a large enterprise, you can be hit next.

6 Digital Transformation Trends To Watch For In 2019

May 1, 2019 No Comments

More and more businesses are looking to technology to address process, model, and resource challenges. While many digital transformation trends aren’t yet a fit or don’t perform at a high enough level to provide universal business value, there are other upcoming solutions that show a great deal of promise.

How to Evaluate the Potential Risks in an Open Source Strategy

April 15, 2019 No Comments

While the distinguishing benefits of open source software are increasingly (and deservedly) winning enterprise adoption, it’s still critical to understand that open source is by no means synonymous with risk-free. By embracing OSS, enterprises can leverage everything from mature solutions to the most cutting-edge tools, preserve their flexibility by avoiding the lock-in associated with proprietary alternatives, and greatly reduce costs by using software that is often free to use in and of itself. That said, adding major software components to enterprise architecture means investing time and resources, and making a commitment that oftentimes represents some level of risk.

How to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Process

April 10, 2019 No Comments

It isn’t always easy to keep pace with today’s high volume of data, especially when it’s coming at you from a diverse number of sources. Tracking these analytics can place a strain on IT, who must provide the requested information to C-suite and analysts. Unless this process can happen quickly, the insights grow stale.

How To Secure Your Data With A Remote Workforce

April 9, 2019 No Comments

Times are changing. We can see it everywhere. More freedom and choice exists now in how you run your business. Remote working can be an excellent change. Employees have a new sense of freedom while you cut down on the costs that come from running an office. Although you may trust your employees, there is one risk present when it comes to remote working: data security. If strict procedures aren’t followed, there’s the possibility of data breaches. That’s not something anyone wants to contend with.

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift – Best Practices

April 8, 2019 No Comments

Businesses are generating staggering amounts of data—and extracting the most value from this information is paramount. Amazon Redshift provides organizations what they’re looking for: Affordability and flexibility combined with a powerful feature set. Download our solution overview covering some of the best practices on loading data and making the most of Amazon Redshift.

5 Good Project Management Certifications That One Can Pursue

April 4, 2019 No Comments

Behind every successful IT Job, there is always a highly qualified project manager. From software and hardware upgrades to ongoing security patches, to roll out of software and application of development, projects managers are critical in terms of keeping your teams productive and on task. In fact, any IT professional can add project management certifications to their credentials to show that they have the skills to plan, schedule, execute, budget, deliver and then report back to their managers.

Next-Gen Storage: A Building Block for Digital Transformation

April 4, 2019 No Comments

Organizations today need to take an entirely different approach to data storage than they did in the past. The age of monolithic storage arrays of spinning disks in data centers is quickly fading away. Without reevaluating storage strategy, organizations might miss out on the true benefits of digital transformation.

UI Testing as a Part of the Product Development Cycle

March 27, 2019 No Comments

No site development is considered complete without UI regression testing. Checking if the page layout is accurately matching the original mock-up is not so easy, because you need to check every element, image, and header. Moreover, testing of mobile and tablet versions requires even more attention.

Security Matters

March 19, 2019 No Comments

As technology advances in ever increasing leaps and bound so numerous businesses have been able to expand all over the world, something that would have never have been imagined before the invention and development, then adoption of the internet. In fact, businesses can now employ remote workers from about the globe to form a perfect team for specified requirements, working via the internet expands businesses far more quickly than the norm, creating more profits which results in further employment.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How VMware Cloud on AWS Can Improve Data Protection and Recovery

March 5, 2019 No Comments

Matthew Wallace, CTO of Faction, sees VMware Cloud on AWS growing in 2019. Here, he shares insights about trends in VMware, best use cases, advantages, and how to avoid delays and complications in disaster recovery.

Improving the Security of Your Wireless Network

March 1, 2019 No Comments

There’s no doubt that businesses today need wireless networks. Aside from providing customers with internet connectivity, businesses also use them to enhance their productivity. Still, online threats are becoming more and more sophisticated as technology continues to evolve. Security is becoming more crucial now than ever, so businesses will need to know how to keep their networks safe from ad-hoc attacks, denial of service attacks, and other strategies used by ill-intentioned individuals or even organizations.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with Io-Tahoe CEO: Get ready for CCPA now, before it gets you

February 21, 2019 No Comments

Oksana Sokolovsky, chief executive officer at Io-Tahoe, is an ex-Wall Street senior executive turned entrepreneur. She is an experienced CEO whose technology expertise, combined with business acumen, allows her to bring a unique perspective to developing innovative products, commercializing them and taking them to market.

AI Takes On ATO: OneSpan Risk Analytics

February 14, 2019 No Comments

Account Takeover (ATO) and New Account Fraud (NAF) are the top two types of fraud challenging financial institutions and the financial/merchant ecosystem. In the U.S. alone, ID fraud accounted for $16.8 billion dollars in fraud losses in 2017.

How Data Analysis Keeps Retail Prices Competitive

February 14, 2019 No Comments

Maintaining competitive prices is a tough job. Ever since competition appeared in retail, businesses have been dreaming of a way not to sell at too high or too low a price against the market. Eventually, retailers have figured out that knowing what’s going on on the market in real time can help them set more balanced prices. For the past decades, retail companies have grown into technological hubs with in-house pricing systems setting prices automatically. Businesses choose a pool of competitors, monitor their prices and promotions, integrate market data with their internal ERP systems, and manage pricing accordingly.

Top IoT Threats and Preventions

February 9, 2019 No Comments

Like any other emerging technology today. The Internet of Things has its benefits as well as risks. The manufacturers of the IoT are promoting the notion that it makes everyday life much easier. These devices rank anything from smart TVs to smart running shoes, all of which can be connected to the internet.

STEALTHbits mitigates new Microsoft Exchange Server Vuln that gives any user Domain Admin privileges

February 9, 2019 No Comments

Darin Pendergraft, VP of Product Marketing with STEALTHbits Technologies, said: “Attackers have figured out a way to trick Microsoft Exchange into sending its login information. If an attacker sends a specific type of command, the Exchange server responds with its login. The attacker records and then forwards that login to the Active Directory system. Active Directory then thinks the attacker is the Exchange server, which has a lot of powerful privileges on the system.