Back in the days of Windows XP, Microsoft unleashed its Remote Desktop Connection client (also known as RDP, for Remote Desktop Protocol), a version of which has appeared in every subsequent version of its operating system. Problems, however, have emerged in nearly every version of the protocol, with vulnerabilities including the following…
What cybersecurity companies and experts know is that for organizations, there is a risk not from their internal systems, but there are also third-party risks. A few years ago, it was enough for most businesses to focus primarily on their own cyber defense and protection, but now that’s not enough.
When you are running a website, you need to make sure that that it is as secure as possible. Customers are much more aware of how dangerous the internet can be and are more alert when it comes to hackers. Your website must be secure in every way and this information should be available to any visitors to assure them. Making your website more secure is relatively easy, as long as you are willing to utilize some of the progressive technologies that are available to you in 2020. In this guide, we are going to look at some of the ways that website security can be enhanced. Use this to make some real changes this year.
APIs are the “connective tissue” used in every application that an average user’s likely to touch. They’re used more heavily than ever before according to Cequence Security’s Matt Keil. “Mobile and IoT devices, the adoption of containers and the move to decentralized or agile development are the driving forces behind the explosion in API usage. That’s one reason why API-focused attacks are increasingly popular with bad actors. Another is the organization’s poor or non-existent visibility into just how many APIs they have and where and how they’re used.
IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Migrations, Security, and AWS – Analyzing the Landscape Right NowJune 14, 2020 No Comments
with Jonathan LaCour, ReliamIn this informative interview, LaCour discusses cloud strategy from a few angles, including how AWS continues to grow support for its partners and why that matters for enterprises. Read More >>>
Ensuring employee protection and safety is an increasing concern for companies and businesses across the U.S. Due to Covid-19, safety and security requirements, including recommended CDC guidelines, are changing all the time. As many companies prepare to return to work, it’s more critical than ever to create secure and safe spaces and that begins with access control. From mitigating burglary and theft to ensuring hygienic protocols are in place, company owners are realizing the growing need for a safe and secure access control system.
Many of us use mobile apps every day. In fact, in 2019, according to App Annie’s latest State of Mobile report, there were 204 billion downloads from app stores worldwide. It’s not surprising then, that businesses typically approach app developers asking for an iPhone app (and an Android app if there’s budget). But there’s a third option. And if you’re a small business or start-up, the money and time saved could be the difference between building your app … or not.
Ever since the 2016 presidential elections, and the subsequent revelations of foreign interference, the issue of bots and trolls on social media platforms has been thrust into the mainstream. There is now a general awareness of the issue of fake accounts on social media, and the potential consequences of allowing those accounts to run rampantly unchecked. However, despite this awareness, fake accounts continue to plague social media websites.
If you are having a bit of hesitation about whether or not to add cloud computing services to your IT infrastructure, then you need to know that it’s normal for you to be cautious. When it comes to cloud services, data security is a big source of concern for IT professionals. With an increasing number of companies moving their data and applications to the cloud, company executives are left with the job of striking a balance between the benefits of an increase in productivity and worries about IT security and compliance.
Most enterprises that do business online use databases to store information. In turn, these databases require servers, such as SQL servers. When so many resources and records depend on a single piece of hardware, choosing an SQL server is no small feat. The wrong SQL server can result in countless hours wasted, waiting for database requests to go through.
Stay-at-home measures taken in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic are opening more doors for cybercriminals. As the number of remote employees has climbed so have criminal attempts to access email. Companies are at risk unless they adopt email security tools, which slam the door shut on cybercriminals.
It may sound self-explanatory, but data protection involves a lot more than just using passwords to protect your account and keeping your laptop and external hard drive safe. Today, we’re constantly connected to the internet, with our active and inactive accounts strewn all over the internet – this makes us vulnerable.
Whether your employees work from home or in an office, overseeing your staff’s internet usage is crucial. How do they spend their time online during work hours? All businesses want to make sure their employees are conducting themselves online in a professional manner and are completing their work tasks. Plus, there are many threats on the internet such as hackers that could compromise the entire business. These are just some of the key reasons why companies should monitor and secure their employees’ internet activity.
Among the many technology trends impacting businesses in recent years have been the emergence of various high tech security tools. These tools have emerged to address the growing number of cybersecurity threats facing businesses these days. There are a range of risks and threats in the physical world, too, but luckily there are high-tech solutions to these too.
Cybersecurity refers to the measures taken by an organization to protect its information systems from theft and damage. The frequency and success rate of cyberattacks carried out on businesses continues to increase, thanks in no small part to their growing digital presence. A single incident can have devastating financial, reputational, and legal implications.
Messaging as a medium is exploding. By 2020, the four largest mobile messaging apps – WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat and Viber – had more than 6 billion users in total, surpassing the 4.5 billion users on the four largest social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn). We are active messaging app users every day, in both our professional and personal lives.
The assets of your company or organization are constantly being cycled through the stages of active use, upgrade, or disposal. When we discuss IT assets including servers, laptops, and mobile devices, managing the security of the data these assets contain often requires disk wipe software like WipeDrive to allow secure disposal at end of life.
Compliance teams in businesses of all shapes and sizes across the globe require a number of different tactics to ensure that they are meeting legal or organizational policies set in place, but there is a newcomer in the form of AI that is proving to shake up the way compliance teams conduct business. Artificial intelligence is starting to prove yet again that it might be the solution for businesses.
In today’s digital age, data collection and sharing have become seamless, fast and inexpensive. Each day, people share increasing amounts of their personal information online, oftentimes unknowingly. This personal data becomes an important asset to numerous companies and government institutions all over the world. Giant organisations such as Google, Amazon, WhatsApp and Facebook have built empires based on people’s data.
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There are a lot of discussions and even more headlines about the lack of network security. Tales range from high-profile network breaches to private data from a number of organizations being accessed by unauthorized parties. IT has long protected the network and the data on it, but now, these security breaches can come from unexpected places, including devices such as wireless presentation systems.
Do you wonder what life would be like as a cybersecurity analyst? Or maybe you want to know if cybersecurity careers are something that you would be good at? Well, if so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we are going to talk about five reasons why you might like being a cybersecurity analyst.
IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and SecurityMarch 4, 2020 No Comments
with Kendra Morton, FlexeraIn this interview, Kendra Morton, product marking manager at Flexera, discusses Software Composition Analysis (SCA) trends including leading Flexera’s annual State of Open Source License Compliance report. Read More >>>
Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and digital currency. Insurance, mortgages, investments, and more are also mainly handled online. Waiting is no longer an option for today’s financial services customers, who now expect instant and accurate transactions conducted on a website or mobile app. This has given rise to a new technological discipline called digital experience monitoring (DEM).
Anyone with even a passing interest in tech or IT will be aware of the burgeoning cryptocurrency sector. Bitcoin is still the major player here and the coin that not only grabs headlines but also gives an indicator of the overall health that this sector may show. The great news for investors since the early 2010s is that the price of bitcoin has gone up overall until the present day.
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.