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How Security in Tech is Being Reinforced

How Security in Tech is Being Reinforced

In an increasingly digital world, security has become a central aspect for users. As a result, manufacturers, app developers and technology companies have developed tools that can help keep users safe and protect their data. In fact, nowadays, new...

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Cyber Threats – The New Norm in Data Security

August 12, 2022 No Comments

“Data: We have never had so much of it, and it has never been so challenging to protect.” These are some of the opening words in the new survey published by ISMG and HelpSystems in the ‘Data Security Survey 2022’. The survey explores how COVID19 has permanently changed how CISOs approach Data Security.

Security Automation Can Save You $3.05M in a Data Breach

August 12, 2022 No Comments

When it comes to reducing security breach costs, companies with security artificial intelligence (AI) and automation can save millions, per a new report. According to the most recent IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report, organizations with fully deployed security AI and automation save $3.05 million per data breach compared to those without. That’s a 65.2% difference in average breach cost. As cyber threats increase and change, the stakes could not be higher. Eventuality preparedness has become more important than ever. AI and automation are critical components of this new security landscape.

A Guide to Explaining Headless CMS

August 12, 2022 No Comments

Building for the web today requires navigating a seemingly endless forest of acronyms. API, CDN, AWS, CMS…the list goes on and on! It’s easy to get bogged down by the dizzying array of web development and marketing jargon. In this article, we break down one of the more ubiquitous acronyms on this list: CMS. Specifically, we dive into the headless CMS and explain what it is, why companies need it, and how it can benefit any online business.

Security Considerations for Data Lakes

August 11, 2022 No Comments

Many of the basic principles for securing a data lake will be familiar to anyone who has secured a cloud security storage container. Of course, since most commercial data lakes build off of existing cloud infrastructure, this should be the case.

Twitter confirms zero-day used to expose data of 5.4 million accounts

August 11, 2022 No Comments

Twitter has confirmed a recent data breach was caused by a now-patched zero-day vulnerability used to link email addresses and phone numbers to users’ accounts, allowing a threat actor to compile a list of 5.4 million user account profiles.

IT Briefcase Exclusive: BlackHat 2022 Highlights: Quarkslab Demonstrates Google Pixel Chipset Vulns

August 10, 2022 No Comments

Source: QuarkslabAmong the top ten presentations at Blackhat 2022 that news watchers are anticipating is new analysis from French deeptech cybersecurity company Quarkslab on the Titan M modern security chipset, a key component in Google Pixel 3-5 devices. Read More Here >>>

Top tips to improve your website security

August 8, 2022 No Comments

Over the last few years internet usage has continued to grow, as consumers become increasingly reliant on the internet for entertainment, communication and the purchasing of goods and services. This significant level of demand has unsurprisingly led to the creation of more online sites for a variety of industries.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Why Protecting Net Neutrality Means Protecting Innovation and Choice

August 5, 2022 No Comments

with Russell P. Reeder, OVH USIn this informative interview, Russell P. Reeder, CEO and president of OVH US, shares his thoughts on net neutrality and what the recent legislation changes mean for consumers and businesses. Read More >>>

The Importance of Planning, Testing, and Training in Security Posture Management

August 4, 2022 No Comments

Over the years, the cyber threat landscape has changed, and it’s not for the better. Cyberattacks have become so complex and aggressive that it is becoming more difficult to combat them. According to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2022, cyber risks are considered to be the top threats to businesses this year, along with business interruptions and natural disasters.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How to Secure the Software Supply Chain

August 3, 2022 No Comments

In this interview, Alex Rybak, Director of Product Management at Revenera reflects on current risks posed to the software supply chain and offers best practices for protecting it. Read More >>>

Optimizing Web Page Response Time Using Open Source Tools

July 28, 2022 No Comments

Picking a topic that generates much interest, in this article, we are going to discuss optimizing web page response time using open source tools. Modern-day web applications are getting more distributed and diverse, and are using multiple technologies (both in terms of components and languages). And the application response time completely relies on all the components and optimizing every component is a challenging task for the performance engineer.

Best Ways for Dynamic Application Security Testing

July 28, 2022 No Comments

A large number of applications are currently being deployed, and each and every one of our tasks is now being digitized. But how can businesses deal with the security requirements of the data they are collecting through these applications? Dynamic application security testing (DAST) is a process that is carried out by companies to ensure the safety of their customers’ data in an effective and time-saving manner.

Resolving the SIGSEGV Error that Causes Container Termination in Kubernetes

July 25, 2022 No Comments

Tweet Featured article by Jeff Broth Image: Pixabay SIGSEGV, a runtime error brought about by a segmentation fault or invalid memory reference, is a common problem that results in the termination of containers in Kubernetes. For those wondering what each letter of the term represents, SIGSEGV is not an acronym but more of an abbreviation […]

Signs your computer might have a virus: ways to prevent and deal with it

July 20, 2022 No Comments

Malware and viruses have been active for decades now. The first computer malware unleashed is about a half-century old. Viruses and malware force computers to act unusually, affecting their performance and our stored data. It’s not always easy to tell whether a computer is acting strangely due to a virus attack or it’s just time to give it some regular refresh. Viruses are excellent at disguising their activity for a long time before launching the rocket and dropping their payloads

Will AI Soon be Used to Crack Down on Cyberbullying?

July 20, 2022 No Comments

If you haven’t been a victim of cyberbullying yet, chances are you will be at some point. According to research, more than 70 percent of school students have experienced online abuse. It isn’t just restricted to that age group either, with adults also facing harassment and threats on the internet.

The State of Mobile App Security in 2022? Shaky at Best

July 15, 2022 No Comments

The report makes clear that mobile apps are now “essential” or “absolutely core” to the success of most businesses, and a substantial majority of organizations would suffer costly consequences should an attack succeed. Nonetheless, most mobile apps driving business and customer interactions are not sufficiently protected against the threat of runtime attacks against mobile apps and APIs.

Phishing Scams Are on the Rise

July 6, 2022 No Comments

Phishing scams are one of the most common forms of cybercrime, with over 300,000 attacks being recorded in Q4 of 2021 alone. 2021 was a record for the number of phishing scams recorded, with the continual rise of this particular online crime becoming a point of worry about businesses around the globe.

What Your IT Company Can Do If Your Intellectual Property is Being Violated

July 1, 2022 No Comments

If your intellectual property is being stolen, violated, or otherwise used without your consent, then you might be at a loss for what you can do. After all, your intellectual property is being violated, that’s just things that you have created yourself. However, there are some things that you can do, especially if you have an IT company, to prevent the theft of your intellectual property.

7 Best IT Asset Management Software in 2022

June 27, 2022 No Comments

Businesses are looking for ways to become more efficient and productive. IT asset management software can help you keep track of your technology assets, including computers, servers, and other devices. This blog post will discuss the seven best IT asset management software programs available in 2022. We will also provide a brief overview of each program.

5 Ways To Improve Your Website’s Cyber Security Resilience

June 27, 2022 No Comments

With the rapid increase of individuals with technological knowledge, there has been a reported increase in the number of cybercrimes. There are over 900 cases reported each week globally. This puts many organizations and users at risk of cyber-attacks. Cyber-attacks can be detrimental to any business as it requires a lot of effort and resources to recover from the attack.

Benefits of proxy servers

June 27, 2022 No Comments

The more technologies develop, the more dangerous they can be. The exchange of information nowadays is immense, so the data flow requires considering more and more pitfalls.

5 API Security Challenges Every Organization is Facing

June 17, 2022 No Comments

APIs continue to grow in popularity due to the growth in microservices and the need to bring new applications and services to market faster. While such rapid innovation benefits industries such as the financial and technology sectors, it also opens the possibility of breaches, especially regarding API security risks. Nine times out of ten, we look at the ramifications of API threats following a breach or hack. Unfortunately, it is usually too late as the harm is already done. Attacks come with few warnings, and API security issues are a growing problem as the number of hackers grows.

How Security in Tech is Being Reinforced

June 16, 2022 No Comments

In an increasingly digital world, security has become a central aspect for users. As a result, manufacturers, app developers and technology companies have developed tools that can help keep users safe and protect their data. In fact, nowadays, new innovative security procedures go beyond the simple password or number combination. Join us as we go over some of the leading security innovations in the world of technology.

How to Use Evolving Technology to Achieve Business Goals

June 16, 2022 No Comments

When it comes to technology, businesses have two choices: fall behind or stay ahead of the curve. To remain competitive, it’s essential to integrate transformative technologies into your digital strategy. But understandably, it can be daunting to get on board and figure out where to start with digital technology for your business. Luckily, help is out there.

Incorporating Artificial Intelligence Into Your Business

June 13, 2022 No Comments

Whether it be to raise efficiency, create new markets, or generate stronger insights, companies are now depending on artificial intelligence (AI) more than ever to enhance their overall production. Thus, if your business practices need some modernizing, here are a couple of areas in which you can incorporate AI into your enterprise.

NodeZero Adds External Penetration Testing, Surfaces Security Gaps Within and Outside the Perimeter

June 3, 2022 No Comments has introduced external penetration testing in its NodeZero platform, making NodeZero the first autonomous penetration testing platform to offer organizations a true understanding of their cyber risk profile across their entire environment. “Threat actors continue to evolve their tools and techniques to evade detection within an organization’s network,” said Snehal Antani, CEO and co-founder of Antani was formerly CTO of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity: Are They Connected?

June 1, 2022 No Comments

Cybercrime and cyber threats go hand in hand. New malware strains and attack vectors are developed by cybercrime groups in order to receive monetary gains, damage the reputation, or conduct reconnaissance and data exfiltration for a nation-state. If a business whose assets and data suffered from adversary behavior files a lawsuit against the suspected entity, digital forensics will help bring evidence of the breach to the court. Forensic engineers are also capable of restoring data that was lost as a result of the attack.

How safe are online loans? Here’s what you need to know

May 31, 2022 No Comments

Back in the day, getting approved for a loan involved taking the following steps: visiting the bank or the financial intuition in person, talking to one of their representatives about your requirements and options, filling out a ton of paperwork, and then waiting for a (hopefully favorable) answer. Although this course of action remains valid to this day and there are people who actually prefer to do things the old-fashioned way, the process of applying for a loan has been greatly facilitated by tech advancements and the advent of the internet.

Strategies for Staying Safe When Using Technology in Your Everyday Life

May 23, 2022 No Comments

The internet has made it possible to connect with people worldwide, and technology has made our lives easier in so many ways. However, it is necessary to remember that technology can also be a source of danger and harm. You can do a few simple things to stay safe when using technologies such as social media and online shopping platforms.

Could AI be used to cheat on programming tests?

May 19, 2022 No Comments

Tweet Plagiarism isn’t limited to essays. Programming plagiarism — where a developer copies code deliberately without attribution — is an increasing trend. According to a New York Times article, at Brown University, more than half of the 49 allegations of academic code violations in 2016 involved cheating in computer science. At Stanford, as many as […]