If you're not familiar with the term phishing, you might be more familiar with the Nigerian Prince Phishing email back in 2016 and its alleged perpetrator's arrest last year. Though it's dubbed "the butt of late night jokes" by the FTC, phishing in general has taken a serious turn.
Cloud has been around, but what really is it and why should I use it?
You've probably heard of the term "the cloud" thrown around like it is something that's been around for a while, but what does it really mean when they say "Using the cloud could lead to a lot of advantages for a lot of businesses."?
If you haven't heard, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was applied to all EU nations, Friday, May 25th, to increase personal data security of its citizens. This means that GDPR compliance is also expected from businesses that provide products or services to customers or businesses within the EU. Compliance could include:
- Pseudonymization: keeping personal data separated to prevent user identification
- Complete transparency with the customer
Businesses are required to tell users what data is on them, when their data is breached and how to access their data.
Chrome 68 is set to come out starting July 2018 and could have serious implications for businesses still running their sites on HTTP. This includes not only losing site traffic, but also driving away customers and prospects. The solution to preventing this issue is HTTPS.
Earlier this month, consumer credit rating company Equifax notified consumers of a major theft of personally identifiable information (PII). The Equifax breach affected nearly 143 million Americans making Equifax the target of much scrutiny as analysts question their web application security.
The recent WannaCry ransomware worm hit an estimated 74 countries worldwide and affected more than 550,000 total computers – 60,000 in just its first day. And now Petya is following in Wannacry’s footsteps, exploiting the same Windows vulnerability to get infosec pros scrambling again. With high impact attacks becoming faster and more sophisticated than ever, security needs to evolve as well. And the best way to even the playing field is through security automation.
In today’s threat environment, focusing on prevention alone is no longer a sufficient strategy. In 2016, there were 40% more reported incidents of data breaches compared to 2015. Experts anticipate that the number of incidents will increase further in 2017.
Are you still handling your own IT security? Well…why?
Are you concerned about cyber-attacks threatening your small business? You are not alone.
According to a recent National Small Business Association (NSBA) survey, 94% of small business owners are concerned their businesses will be the target of a cyber-attack. Their concerns are valid.