regulations

7 Cyber Regulations Your Business Don’t Prepare For (But Should Be)

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.

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Threat Hunting Strategies for 2020

Cyber attacks are becoming more advanced with each year, as indicated by the increase in data breaches. According to a Risk-Based Security report, 2019 might break a new record, with more than 3,800 breaches, and still counting. 

Threat hunting aims to help reduce the number of breaches. Some security analysts even take threat hunting as far as infiltrating the dark web, all to ensure they are the first to discover a new attack type. Read on for an overview of the state of cybersecurity, and key threat hunting tips for 2020. 

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Pen Test vs. Vulnerability Assessment: Which is Right for my Organization?

Often, when speaking to many organizations, I often hear confusion about Pen Testing, ie: what it is, how it differs from vulnerability assessments and what are the best use cases. I’ve decided to write this blog in the hopes of helping my customers better understand these differences and use cases of each.

The cyber threat environment is dynamic and constantly evolving. There are new vulnerabilities discovered on a daily basis. Attacks are getting more sophisticated – they’re getting more complex and flying under the radar of traditional detection technologies.

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Legally Dangerous Attackers

Malicious actors are consistently and persistently looking for new avenues to compromise sensitive data and they’ve found one such entry through legal firms.

Legal firms play a unique role within the economy by being at the center of personal and business-related transactions. Legal firms are involved with large enterprises, governments, small businesses and individual cases. The data maintained by legal firms is both sensitive and valuable and attackers have taken notice. Legal firms are under a barrage of attacks due to the data and relationships they maintain. Many of these firms are focusing on user endpoints when it comes to reducing their risk.

social media

7 Ways Social Media Sabotages Your Cybersecurity

Social media can do wonders for you as an individual, as well as if you are running your own online business. It can help you build a loyal following, spread word and awareness about your brand, and reach out to other like-minded people, as well as customers. And the best about it is that it’s incredibly easy to do, since everyone you are looking for is already there. It is estimated that there will about 2.77 billion users on social media in 2019!

However, because the power of social media is so easy to utilize, most people let their guard down when it comes to cybersecurity, which can come back to haunt them at some point in the future, in a number of different ways. In order to avoid that, let’s take a look at seven ways in which social media sites sabotage your cybersecurity.

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CompTIA Cyber Roundtable, NYC

This past week Matthew Pascucci, Cybersecurity Practice Manager at CCSI participated in a Cyber Roundtable. Check out this article about the roundtable discussion by Teresa Varela-Lauper. Dr. James Stanger is CompTIA’s Chief Technology Evangelist. He’s a CompTIA super hero in my book….traveling all over the world, speaking at events, impacting and representing the IT industry…

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Schools are Under Attack

Many hackers are opportunistic predators and will slide to the lowest common denominator when preying on their next victims. Over the past year we’ve seen hackers direct their attention to the education sector; particularly K-12. It’s always appalling when children are taken advantage of in any manner and having their data stolen, ransomed, or leaked is no different. These children are the youth of our nation and have no sense of what’s happening to the privacy of their personal data. These breaches could have long term ramifications on children long before they’ve even applied for college or been given a driver’s permit. We live in an age now where hackers will look to disrupt and take advantage of anyone to benefit their own cause. There is no honor among thieves.

national cyber security

WannaCry Biggest Test of the Year, Says UK’s National Cyber Security Centre

The NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), which completes one year, has made this observation in its first annual review.

The NCSC was launched in October 2016 with an objective to help UK’s “…critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, and improve the underlying security of the UK Internet through technological improvement and advice to citizens and organisations.” The National Cyber Security Centre supports critical organizations, the public sector, industry and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).