With all the extraordinary progressions that we have witnessed as an outcome of technological advancements in cybersecurity, there are still some gaps that daunt people and the work they are associated with. With the increasing number of thefts that we happen to encounter in a globally connected era, there is a much need of having a robust and authentic system to secure all the whereabouts.Details
When I started in the technology industry, virtualisation was the hot topic where I was located. Virtualisation enabled organisations to have fewer physical machines, to make use of cloud offerings, and in some cases to reduce the maintenance overhead involved with using software-as-a-service solutions. This is different than containers, which are those beautifully restricted, short-lived dynamic environments that are spun up to complete a sequence of data exchange and related work known as a transaction. The concept of reduced overhead for dynamic environments continues forward.Details
DevOps teams started using containers and Kubernetes in test/dev environments. Over the past couple of years, their use has grown and there is significant container and Kubernetes growth in production environments as well. DevOps teams are now adopting containers across the software development lifecycle.Details
With all the extraordinary progressions that we have witnessed as an outcome of technological advancements in cybersecurity, there are still some gaps that daunt people and the work they are associated with. There is a higher need of having a robust and authentic system to secure all the whereabouts with the increasing number of thefts that we happen to encounter in a globally connected era.Details
Threat actors use vulnerabilities to launch their attacks. By exploiting vulnerabilities, attackers can gain access to systems, networks, and devices. Vulnerabilities enable attackers to steal and ransom sensitive and corporate information, as well as eavesdrop to confidential communication.
Vulnerabilities can be created as a result of software error, or as forced injections like SQL injection attacks and OS command injections. Other common vulnerability attacks are buffer and integer overflow, which involve the alteration of code by the attacker. Every day, more and more vulnerabilities are discovered. In 2019 alone, over 22,000 vulnerabilities were disclosed.Details
The COVID-19 pandemic means many physical stores must launch e-commerce operations to keep profits coming in during widespread shutdowns. Keep these five tips in mind if you plan to bring your brick-and-mortar business online soon.Details
If you are working from home and concerned about cybersecurity, then you are in the right place.
Freelancers and virtual assistants are working from home for decades and the concept of hiring distant employees is not new. But what is different in the current scenario of teleworking, is accessing the company’s database directly from a remote location.Details
In this day and age, almost all businesses rely on computer technology and many now rely on technologies like cloud computing. Think of how much simpler things like cloud storage make sharing files with an entire organization.
All of the benefits that come from computer technologies also come with a list of drawbacks; i.e.: skill set and the cost of that skill set are at the top of the list. With so many technology choices, layered with the need to protect your data, many times you can’t rely on your own knowhow to diagnose computer problems, for one. That means you must rely on the in-house expertise of your technology department or third-party service providers.Details
From healthcare to the e-commerce industry, there is no more important focus than data security. A single introduction of destructive malware or the theft of a few records could be catastrophic as recent studies show that every single stolen file could cost a company $150. If you are a smaller organization, the total cost could be catastrophic.Details
With the progress of digital technology, there’s barely any industry that could progress without online applications, cloud data, and overall internet connectivity. However, the benefits that come with the internet service come with many threats that your workforce should be aware of. The risks for the security of your business data are just a drop in an ocean of threats that lurk in the darkness of cyberspace, and this article will show you 6 most common reasons why you should invest in employee cyber-consciousness.Details
Data leaks, online fraud, and constant network breaches are an indication that information security threats are real and present danger facing global business. It has become necessary to address this at the highest corporate management level. Every time security breaches happen, companies suffer the loss of resources and reputation sometimes irreparably.Details
Everybody knows the phrase “Who possesses information – that possesses the world”. And whoever possesses information about competitors gets unprecedented advantages in the fight against them. Progress has made companies dependent on information systems, and at the same time – vulnerable to hacker attacks, computer viruses, human and state factors to such an extent that many business owners can no longer feel safe. The issue of information security is becoming dangerous for organizations, but the same progress offers solutions that can protect data from external attacks.Details
Why is my toaster talking to my accounting software? Are internal or outside devices causing DDoS or botnet attacks? Larry Bianculli discusses IoT device security, current and future concerns, with Matthew Pascucci and Joe Goldberg.Details
IT has long shaped major corporations and made them stronger in the marketplace. Yet if you listen to investors and accountants, they are often viewed as a department that is really one of the larger cost centers in any company.
The question then, is how can a company use IT in a way that allows it to add to the success of a business in a greater way than it costs overall? For most companies, the answer is to play some of your opportunity forward and make strategic choices that may provide competitive advantage regardless of the added expense.Details
There are two maxims essential to the understanding of security. First, no security system is 100% effective. Second, hackers are always preparing for future attacks, and you need to be ready, too.
Future-proofing cybersecurity is notoriously difficult because no one really knows what’s around the corner. However, many of the principles that will keep you safe in the future are already well known.Details
Cloud computing has drastically changed how people store and access data. For example, employees can access the information required to do their work from anywhere, even while on the road.
However, you’re probably keeping customer data in the cloud, too. If so, you have an additional obligation to protect that information. Here are five things to know when accomplishing that:Details
When it comes to cloud infrastructure and implementation, the hybrid cloud option is one that many companies are beginning to latch on to. Overall the most notable element of this realm of security is that it combines the flexibility and customization of a private cloud with the availability of the public cloud. This approach tends to be significantly more cost-effective and offers a wide array of features.Details
Over the last few years, the word “disruption” became one of the most common terms when talking about the tech industry. According to Google Trends, the use of this term has been steadily increasing during the last nine years, peaking in July 2019. Today, the new technology doesn’t just make our lives easier but changes our way of thinking. The tech industry itself transforms quickly, so it becomes especially important for brands, tech experts, and marketers to keep up with the latest trends.Details
Just like any other industry, healthcare must be ready to handle cybersecurity threats.
What’s more, clinics and hospitals have to prove over and over again – the devices, technologies, and methods they use don’t bring any risk to patients.
To do that, healthcare institutions start compiling their security with recognized standards and frameworks like NIST or HITRUST.
But what exactly is a security framework? Which one should you use? What’s the right way to implement it?Details
According to a recent study, a new cyberattack occurs roughly every 39 seconds or 2,244 times a day. A successful attack costs an average of US$3.9 million to identify, eliminate, and recover from. The chance that an attacker will attempt to breach your systems is incredibly high. However, this doesn’t mean you’re helpless.
You can use Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to significantly reduce your risks and potential costs. In this article, you’ll learn what EDR is and what kind of threats it can protect you from. You’ll also learn some best practices for implementing EDR to ensure your system is maximally protected.Details
It was our third CISO roundtable that we hosted at a local vineyard and the conversation was as lively as ever. I’m not sure if it was the wine tasting, the food or the experience of the CISO’s in attendance, but this event was lively discussion that focused on “Building a Defendable Enterprise with Continuous Monitoring”. The excitement and passion that was coming back from our attendees was nothing short of encouraging to see how these leaders in our field are taking their roles serious in defending their organizations. It was once again a privilege to be in the midst of these leaders learning from their wisdom and experience in the field. This blog is being written as recap of a few highlighted discussion points throughout evening that were discussed.Details
In 2019, cloud computing truly became mainstream, more than ever and the trend is here to stay.
As more and more businesses from all industries rush to migrate to the cloud and build cloud-based applications, Gartner predicts that the public cloud services market will grow 17% next year, from US$ 227.8 billion in 2019 to an estimated US$ 266.4 by the end of 2020. And a recent Forrester report estimates that the market will grow to a total of US$ 411 billion by 2022.Details
This week’s guest is Larry Bianculli, managing director, with CCSI who provide MSP and MSSP services in the New York City/Long Island area. CCSI (which stands for Contemporary Computers Services) has been around since 1974. CCSI has always been focused on services, the founders coming from IBM. CCSI has a range of customers from SMB to fortune 500. They have customers around the US as well as overseas.
Larry has been with CCSI for 4 years and is focused on growing the enterprise and commercial business. Prior to CCSI Larry spent over 15 years working for vendors (both big and small). For their large customers, CCSI helps to augment their IT staff in specialized areas. They’ve seen some great opportunities with co-managed SIEM. CCSI focuses mostly on financial, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing.
Listen to the full episode for more information on how CCSI has been so successful over the years by essentially thinking of themselves as a startup.Details
Technology, data and a highly-connected team are more important than ever for businesses of any size. Traditional, offline solutions can be effective, but many businesses are finding that there are better answers.
Now, many companies are turning to solutions on the cloud to provide their teams with storage, speed and tools they wouldn’t have otherwise.Details
Cryptocurrency is a digital currency which works as an exchange system for secure financial transactions in the digital marketplace. One of the greatest benefits of cryptocurrencies is that it uses decentralized control as oppose to the central banking system. The public financial transactions work through a distributed ledger, also known as a blockchain. All of this allows for the owner of the cryptocurrency to have full control of their assets.Details
The last five years have been monumental for cybersecurity. Between data breaches that have affected the world’s biggest corporations and new laws passed worldwide to ensure better data security, the increased focus on securing data is a welcome one.
However, the number of cybersecurity threats is going. According to a UK-based firm, Hiscox, 50% of surveyed firms experiences an attack, up from 40% over the same period during the past year.Details
All organizations have policies and procedures on how particular tasks and goals are established within the organization. The issue here is many of these are either word of mouth or haven’t been written down. This leads to having subjective policies and procedures that morph over time based off a loose understanding of the objective. Almost every regulated organization is being asked to have written policy and procedure to adhere with compliance that allows for a defined and objective method of handling policy and procedures within their organization. This creates a strategic framework for those that the policy and procedures are guiding. This being said, there are a few differences when it comes to policy and procedure.Details
Novice server administrators often think of server security in the same way soldiers think of a fortress under siege. The enemy is on the outside, and those inside the fortress are safe, provided no one breaches the gates or climbs the walls. The defensive strategy focuses on keeping the enemy out.Details
Protecting your company from online dangers is one of the most important things you need to take into consideration when it comes to running your own business. The threats you can come across are plenty and in order to avoid them, you will need a strong cyber security strategy.
Even if you don’t know about this topic, there are still quite a few simple steps you can follow in order to protect your business while still educating yourself and your employees about the matter. Here are some of the best tips to help you write the perfect cyber security strategy for your venture.Details