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5 Cybersecurity Tools Your Company Should Have

Smaller businesses are frequent targets for cyber crimes for a simple reason -- they're easy targets.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No business, small or large, can afford to ignore cyber security. According to a recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 60 …

Cybersecurity

8 Tips to Protect Your Personal Information

Here's what you need to know to keep your data secure.<p>Here are eight tips to help you protect the privacy of your personal information:<p>1. Implement a personal-information "need-to-know basis" policy<p>Many businesses ask people for all sorts of personal information that is truly unnecessary for …

Cyber Security Hacker & Pen Tester Certification Training | Android Central Digital Offers

<b>Description</b><p>In this day and age of hacking and cyber ransom dominating headlines, ethical hacking and penetration testing skills are increasingly …

Cybersecurity

WTF is a backdoor?

The last two decades have seen a steady migration from analog to digital means for communication and the storage of information.<p>Following closely behind (sometimes not closely enough, as some have found to their peril) was the drive to keep that information secure. The threat of hacking and the …

Privacy

Wait, what? Why aren’t you using two-factor authentication yet?

Statistically speaking, most people's passwords are terrible. The most popular passwords throughout 2017 turned out to be “123456” and “password.” …

How to protect your devices from ransomware

<i>Welcome to Threat Intel’s #WednesdayWisdom column, a weekly read to help improve your cybersecurity knowledge and keep you informed on important</i> …

You're Probably Going To Be A Victim Of A Cyber Attack. Protect Yourself Now

Small businesses are easy victims for cyber attackers. According to IT research firm IDC, 71 per cent of cybersecurity threats are targeted towards …

Cybersecurity is an existential threat. Here is what we need to do

The hardest challenge for cybersecurity in 2017 won't be social engineering or the rise of ransomware or even state-sponsored cyberattacks. It will …

Blockchain’s brilliant approach to cybersecurity

Hackers can shut down entire networks, tamper with data, lure unwary users into cybertraps, steal and spoof identities, and carry out other devious attacks by leveraging centralized repositories and single points of failure.<p>The blockchain’s alternative approach to storing and sharing information …

Blockchain

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked (Out of Date)

These are the basic steps you should take to keep yourself, and your data, safe online.<p>Update 11/14/2017: This guide is now out of date. Please see our new, comprehensive guide.<p>The internet can sometimes be a scary place, where hackers steal hundreds of millions of passwords in one swoop, or cause …

Assessing Cyber Security Risk: You Can't Secure It If ...

In the course of working with our clients to improve their security posture, I have come across several common factors that often limit a business’s …

7 Common Reasons Companies Get Hacked

Many breaches stem from the same root causes. What are the most common security problems leaving companies vulnerable?<p>1 of 8<p>(Image: Wk1003mike via …

Information Security

Beware This New Gmail Scam That Is Tricking Even Tech-Savvy Users

Here is what you need to know in order to stay safe from a new, sophisticated phishing attack.<p>Hackers have launched a new phishing attack that is tricking even tech-savvy users. Here is what you need to know in order to protect yourself.<p>The attack works like this: Hackers who have breached …

Crisis Management: How To Handle A Cyber Security Incident

When a cyber security incident happens, more often than not people in the organisation will turn to the IT department to fix it.<p>Without a doubt the …

Understanding The Basics Of Two-Factor Authentication

SPONSORED BY<p>With data breaches resulting in leaked passwords occurring almost daily, two-factor authentication has become an essential tool in the …

Information Security

WhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered it | Tobias Boelter

Facebook denies it is deliberate loophole but Tobias Boelter sets out what the vulnerability is and why it matters<p>There was an outcry when the Guardian published my information regarding a vulnerability within WhatsApp’s implementation of end-to-end encryption, but much of the response misses the …

4 Computer Security Threats You Might Not Be Protecting Against

Most of us know the drill of getting an antivirus program up and running or relying on the built-in security protections that come with our …

A look at how private messengers handle key changes

Last week The Guardian published a story about a “backdoor” in WhatsApp. I don’t think their findings are a backdoor, but the story did raise some …

The Top Cyber Security Risks In Asia-Pacific In 2017

<b>Cybercriminals will continue to innovate through ransomware</b><p>The malware business is a business like any other: cyber threat groups compete and innovate, with the most successful growing and spreading rapidly. Given the success of ransomware in 2016, we will see a continuation of ransomware attacks – …

Easy ways to protect your business from cyber attacks

From encouraging a culture of caution, to backing up files, here's how SMEs can defend themselves against hacking threats.<p>Unlike larger companies, small businesses often operate without dedicated IT professionals, and rarely regard themselves as attractive targets for cyber attacks. But this very …

4 ways man and machine are teaming up to fight cyberthreats

With the use of data-centric business models and big data services on the rise, it is becoming increasingly harder to detect threats and data breaches.<p>Cybersecurity experts are finding themselves hard pressed to keep tabs on the reams of data that are being generated by their companies and …

Safe travels: Tips to keep your data protected when you’re far from home

<i>Welcome to Threat Intel’s #WednesdayWisdom column, a weekly read to help improve your cybersecurity knowledge and keep you informed on important</i> …

Palo Alto Networks Releases Cybersecurity Guide | Investopedia

The cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) today announced the publication of a new guide for organizations in Singapore. It’s called …

10 Common Techniques Used by Modern Day Hackers!

Cyber villains often come up with new tools and tactics in order to hoax naïve users. These innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks …

Information Security

WhatsApp, Facebook and Google face tough new privacy rules under EC proposal

European ePrivacy directive revision looks to protect communication confidentiality, block nonconsensual tracking and lessen cookie warnings<p>Messaging services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Gmail will face tough new rules on the tracking of users under a revision to the ePrivacy Directive …

Your Business, Staff, and Technology Are Not Prepared for Cyberattacks

IT practitioners have told the Ponemon Institute that no facets of business are ready to meet the next wave of cyber threats.<p>PCMag reviews products …

9 Ways to Further Distance Your Business From a Cyber Attack

You may have certain methods in place to protect your business from a cyber attack, but are you really as protected as you need to be? With hacks and …

MongoDB "ransomware" exists because people are bad at security

Over the course of a turbulent week, several hackers were able to break into over 10,500 systems running the MongoDB database software.<p>Once inside, the attackers would wipe the database and leave a ransom note, essentially demanding payment to restore it to its previous state. This is typically …

Hackers are selling Yahoo data on the dark web

Themost recently revealed Yahoo hack is considered the largest data breach in history, and the saga just got worse.<p>In 2013, more than one billion Yahoo (YHOO) accounts were breached, and personal information like phone numbers, passwords, security questions and backup email addresses was stolen.<p>All …

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