• Sep 28
    2017
    The financial impact of cyberattacks on businesses has grown significantly since just last year. New research published by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute has found that the average cost of cybercrime climbed to a whopping $11.7 million per organization. This is a 23-percent increase compared to last year’s cost of $9.5 million, and represents a 62-percent increase over the last five years. Increasing from $8.44 million to $11.5 million, Germany ...
  • Sep 26
    2017
    By James Cronin, Business Development Manager, Packt Publishing On October 18 and 19 in Baltimore, Logical Operations is hosting their inaugural Partner Conference, LO-CON17, bringing together insight and expertise from across the technical training landscape. Packt is proud to participate in the event, and will be answering an increasingly important question: “How do developers learn?” Why have we chosen this topic? Developers—and the companies that employ them—face the challenge of ...
  • Sep 20
    2017
    Between the enormous Equifax data leak from last week, the WannaCry hack, and new phishing scams affecting Facebook and WhatsApp users, the headlines of today prove that it’s a rather frightening time in the world of internet security. Luckily, there are a few quick changes that you can make to improve your overall cybersecurity: Make sure each password is unique and strong. – Be sure to never use the same ...
  • Sep 19
    2017
    By Alyssa Rosinski, Global Business Development Director, IAPP I have a confession to make: I am not a privacy professional. If you’re looking to write your privacy policy or conduct a privacy impact assessment, I know of 31,000 privacy pros who could help you with that. What I can help you with is sharing the business case for why privacy should be top of mind for you and your clients. ...
  • Sep 12
    2017
    Written by Nastja Starcic Today, 50% of the world’s population is connected to the Internet, while 2.8 billion people globally use social media. Those are huge figures to tap into as a marketplace. In recent years, across countries and industries, organizations are reporting a shortage of digital professionals. This lack of expertise is having a significant impact on the ability of businesses to reach digital maturity and compete in a ...
  • Sep 06
    2017
    The 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, which is available here (registration required), examined the impact of 20 different factors on the cost of a data breach. I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss the top five of those factors. Presence of an incident response team (13% reduction in cost). I have noted before that the factor with the greatest impact on the average cost of a ...
  • Aug 29
    2017
    I don’t know what dinner table conversation is like at your house, but at mine we discuss the day’s activities, new things in our lives, the weather, errands we need to run, chores we need to do, and sometimes books and movies. But if I happen to start talking about the issues I wrestle with every day — data privacy, digital marketing, the cloud, IT certification, the Internet of Things, ...
  • Aug 23
    2017
    A worldwide survey this year of 26,000 consumers found that in 2016, 48% of respondents were driven by access to virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) in making smartphone purchase decisions. In 2017, the proportion rose to 54%. The survey, which was performed by Accenture, is summarized by an infographic on Accenture’s site, and it’s worth your time to go have a look at it. But I am particularly ...