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Cyber Security: Not Just For Financial Institutions

For many years, financial institutions have understood the importance of having a strong cyber security strategy. As they handle valuable financial information and other sensitive data, these institutions have long been very attractive targets for hackers. As a result, they know they have to work hard to keep their customers’ accounts and data

4 Things to Watch For When Running an In-House Penetration Test

Businesses that keep sensitive data on their computer networks need penetration tests to make sure hackers do not have access to the information. Testing often starts with a vulnerability assessment, which is an exercise that evaluates the network's security and creates a list of potential security flaws. By scanning the network, you can often

How Safe is Public Wi-Fi?

The modern digital age is more convenient than ever. Not only can you walk around with a tiny supercomputer in the palm of your hand, you can use that supercomputer to connect to the entire world over the internet, with multiple options for network protocols. However, when it comes to the cybersecurity of your mobile devices and the data they

5 Smart Tips to Back Up Your Data Now

In a world where every company’s business is increasingly its own data, it’s always a good idea to ensure that data is backed up. This is especially true in the way it encourages adopting a proactive security mindset, allowing small and mid-sized businesses to address the risk of a cyber attack or security breach before it happens.As ransomware

What Small Companies Should Really Know About Cloud Security

While the bulk of data security breaches affect large corporations, hackers can target small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), too. As a result, small businesses — often deemed an attractive target by cybercriminals because these companies lack the infrastructure of multi-million dollar conglomerates — are investing heavily in cloud security.

Throwback Thursday: Revisit Old Viruses at the Online Malware Museum

In these times of mega-hacks and massive data breaches,  technology risk assessment  has become a fact of life for every business. In comparison to automated botnets, the “good old fashioned” human hacking of yesteryear seems quaint, even a little nostalgic. Do you remember the malware and viruses from the 1980s and 90s? The Online Malware Museum

How CISOs Can Improve the Cybersecurity Landscape

In larger environments, it is not uncommon to have both a CIO/CTO and CISO (Chief Information Security Officer). The CTO/CIO is usually held accountable for the development and implementation of the IT strategy to support the institution's business strategy in line with its risk appetite. A CISO is typically responsible for overseeing and

5 Common Programming Languages That Cause the Most Software Vulnerabilities

Over the last couple of years, many cybersecurity problems have come to light. There has been a wave of WordPress and Drupal vulnerability warnings and patches, and SQL injection bugs are being found left and right in Web applications. Many of the bugs can be traced back to PHP, but other common programming languages can also cause

WordPress and Health Applications Are Now the Most Popular Web Attack Targets

Research shows that WordPress and health applications are the most popular targets for online attacks. If you’re currently using WordPress for your website or offering a healthcare app, here are some key facts and figures you should know.

 

Content Management Systems Are Most Vulnerable

A new report by Imperva revealed that content management

Is There a Generation Gap in Cybersecurity?

According to a recent survey by Raytheon and the NCSA, young people ages 18 to 26 aren't pursuing careers in cybersecurity. Young women - who make up just 10 percent of the industry's workforce - are even less interested in cybersecurity than their male counterparts, with 52 percent of millennial women saying cybersecurity programs aren't