In today’s world, data is everything. And, disclosure of critical, sensitive data like personal photos, videos can result in monetary, reputation, or business loss to an individual or an organization. Sadly, many computer users are unaware of the fact that Windows doesn’t remove the deleted data permanently. Even a quick formatted PC or external storage drive is not safe to dispose of, resell, or repurpose.
Each of us lives within the realm of the Internet of Things. Smartwatches track our steps as we walk to and fro in the office. We can order refills of paper towels or toothpaste by simply speaking to our smart speakers. As wonderful as all of this can be, it also means our data is being collected 24/7. Vulnerabilities in these smart devices can leave the proverbial backdoor open to our data. Both businesses and individuals are left exposed to a potential cyber-attack. But how does the Internet of Things really impact cybersecurity?
Most people have heard of software or hardware, but if you are simply an average tech user who knows how to navigate a smartphone and not much else, you are likely unfamiliar with the word “firmware.” Yet firmware is essential to the operation of any computerized system, so it is important to understand what it means as well as how you can use it to your advantage.
Malware is evolving every day. As technology becomes more advanced, hackers and scammers follow those advancements to try and create the most cunning malware options. If you want to avoid ending up with malware on your devices, your best move will always be to stay out in front of it. But how can you do that, especially if you’re not already extremely tech-savvy? It’s simple: you can take these tips to make sure you stay up-to-date on new malware.
Internet security is, to put it lightly, a really big deal. Sometimes the problem with internet security isn’t clever hackers finding ways around complex systems—sometimes the systems are just innately vulnerable. Why and where this is the case is best understood by recognizing that, when the internet was being formed in the 1980’s, it was new, its potential was wholly unknown, and it was mostly only of interest to governments, militaries, and a small few technology enthusiasts and scientists at technical universities.
Is it a surprise for you, that not all browsers are safe? The truth is that mainstream programs, like Chrome, Safari, Opera, IE, track what you do online. What pages you visit, what you search on the Internet, what software you download. Moreover, the billing info you mention every time you do shopping is kept on the server and can be hacked effortlessly. The private mode does not make browsing confidential.
WordPress is a massively popular open source platform and it is estimated that either hundreds of thousands of them do get hacked each year or leave their self vulnerable to get hacked each year. It’s not that WordPress is a poor platform, far from it, it just appears that people don’t take as much care of them as they should and so robots crawling the web can easily find ways in.
Kubernetes and containerization make application delivery much faster. But DevOps professionals hit a brick wall when they have to prove compliance to non-coders. In this QA, Styra security strategist Chris Webber talks to us from KubeCon in San Diego on how to bridge the communication gap between DevOps and Security/Compliance professionals.
Artificial intelligence has been vexing us all for years. And it only continues to get better and better as time goes on. Sure, you will have some people who believe AI is a bad thing, or that it knows too much. However, whether we like it or not, AI is here to stay. Imagine a machine learning technology that can bring with it the knowledge of THOUSANDS of doctors-and bringing valuable insight to a single physician who can then make a sound treatment decision.
An impressive 91% of knowledge workers say they’re proud of the work they do and care about bigger picture objectives, according to Workfront’s 6th annual State of Work report, which surveyed 3,750 knowledge workers in the US, UK, the Netherlands, and Germany. But almost half of those surveyed struggle to be productive because of outdated workplace technology.
It’s no surprise that cloud adoption continues to be on the rise with some studies showing that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020 and that 94% of enterprises already use some type of cloud service. Moreover, since the cloud offers numerous benefits including reducing IT costs, providing quick access to business applications and forms, and supporting work groups with on-demand and easy access to important data, it’s no wonder that numerous industries, from retail, to finance, to banking and even healthcare are all taking the cloud by storm.
Governments around the world have responded to cyberattacks by enacting regulations to govern data protection and privacy for their citizens. The EU, for example, passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016, giving citizens throughout the EU control over their personal data and simplifying the regulatory environment for international companies doing business there. Similarly, Brazil will enact its new General Data Protection Law in mid-2020.
People have been exchanging goods and services for money ever since the dawn of civilization. The history of money is rather interesting and eventful. Initially people used to exchange goods for goods, then about 700 BC the Chinese introduced paper money, also known as banknotes and in the 20th century several new innovative ways to make payments were introduced such as credit cards and online payments.
IT Briefcase Exclusive Intervew: Software Usage Management and Insights – How Product Managers Can Avoid Flying BlindOctober 9, 2019 No Comments
As director of global marketing and enablement at Flexera, Nicole Segerer keeps her finger on software monetization trends. In this exclusive interview, she shares insight about how software suppliers are using usage management and insights to create better, more profitable software.
By the end of 2018, cyber-attacks had increased by 59%, making the internet a little bit riskier for businesses. Even worse, cybercriminals have been shifting to using subtle attacks against businesses. While those that have a strong cyber-security program can spot these attacks from miles away, unprepared businesses are in for a ride.
The cloud can be a huge asset for most businesses. By leveraging the capabilities and services provided by cloud service providers, organizations can offload many of the problems and responsibilities of maintaining their own infrastructure to a third party and take advantage of the cost savings and scalability available in the cloud.
with Matthew Wallace, FactionIn this interview, 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.Read More >>>
Deploying machine learning as part an organization’s data protection strategy can provide the critical assistance users need to apply the proper safeguards to data they’ve created without adding friction to their day-to-day activities. Machine learning can go one step further and remove the user from the equation while increasing confidence in your organization’s ability to identify, contextualize and classify its unique data. In this discussion with Mark Cassetta, senior vice president of strategy for TITUS, we learn why machine learning can provide greater confidence in identifying and protecting critical data.
Whether you’ve invested in a new iPhone for business or personal use, keeping it running efficiently comes down to how secure you keep it. Malware affects smartphones just as it does personal computers, and so it’s paramount that we keep our smartphones safe some cybercrime. This is particularly pertinent if you use your personal phone as your business phone. Bring your own device schemes (BYOD) do sometimes leave, companies open to the threat of potential cybercrime.
In this interview, we talk with Rytis Jakubauskas, General Manager at Latana, about the changing world of brand tracking. Rytis discusses the need for a more innovative and reliable brand tracker in the market – and why the Latana team decided to build just that.
Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) and global intelligence provider, IDC, for a training-based session on transforming your data to power machine learning and AI projects. Learn how to prepare data pipelines that automate your machine learning and AI workflows, use AWS Data Pipeline to automate data movement and transformation, unlock insights that fuel your business, and explore software solutions in AWS Marketplace that make your data analytics-ready.
Earlier this year, Tenable introduced Predictive Prioritization, a data science-based process that helps security teams focus on the 3% of vulnerabilities that matter most. Here, we answer the top 10 questions about what this capability means for your vulnerability management practice. For a closer look at Predictive Prioritization, check out the interactive demo.
In the real physical world, there’s not always a rigid system put in place to ensure important documents of yours, or even your technological devices, aren’t broken in to. You really have to make the effort to protect yourself and your valuables, both online and in the home. Here, we are looking at certain technologies that are the best for ensuring the wrong people don’t get into your personal spaces.
When it comes to mapping out the DNA of your code, there is a lot that goes into it, including the testing phase. You want to be able to spot all possible issues and anomalies, and also find the root cause and make sure that gets to the right person. You never want code that’s poor quality to be moved to production, and with that in mind, it’s important to understand all aspects of testing and quality control.
Unarguably, Android is the most extensively used operating system on the planet. It implies that it is essential to have the best security apps and antivirus tools for Android installed on your Android used phones , as Google’s OS is often targeted by malware because of its ubiquity. Whatever software you use with your Android phone or tablet, you’d be insightful to have an antivirus or a security app installed on your device. In this article, we’re going to feature 6 of the top antivirus apps for Android in 2019 — most of which are free apps to download.
With the ever-expanding complexity of IT configurations and environments found in today’s data centers, choosing the right data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution for your facility can be something of an involved proposition. At minimum, you want to ensure your choice will facilitate the management and monitoring of all assets and identify optimization methods, while contributing to maximum uptime and availability.
Domain Name Systems and their security and protection should be a top priority for businesses and organizations. DNS is one of the biggest points of weakness for businesses in the United States and abroad, to the point, it’s recognized by the federal government. The interruption of DNS can cause a ripple effect throughout an organization, and this is increasingly being seen in institutions and businesses. There has been mounting media attention on the risks of DNS hijacking and what organizations can do to prevent it.
Back in May, the world marked the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR as it’s now commonly known. Over the course of the year, GDPR and related stories were rarely out of the headlines. GDPR was mentioned in seemingly every story written about data privacy if not covered exclusively. In the wake of all the hype, companies around the world with a data presence in the EU spent millions to comply with the newly passed regulations. GDPR was, and in many ways remains, everywhere.
Today, cybersecurity is not optional, it’s mandatory. There have been many initiatives to secure the internet as a whole, including some moves by key stakeholders. One of these measures is the Secure Sockets Layer or SSL, which has become so prevalent that it now encompasses all online communication, from website SSL certificates to SSL proxies.
The development of mobile Internet technologies has allowed people to use phones for surfing the Web. Mobile gadgets are used not only to search for the necessary information but to communicate in social networks, make purchases, conduct financial transactions, work in corporate networks, etc. But how to make these actions totally safe and anonymous? You just need to use a VPN.