• Jun 14
    2018
    The World Cup is a great example of an event that inspires awe, national pride, and excitement in people from countries all over the world. While these events are typically focused on physical security, the need for increased cybersecurity efforts should not be overlooked. If you have traveled to Russia to experience the World Cup in person or are out traveling the world for any other reason, you must not ...
  • Jun 06
    2018
    When the word “hacking” is mentioned in a conversation, people generally have the same image pop into their heads: a glasses-adorned hacker types furiously in front of several computer monitors while analyzing massive amounts of code to steal millions of dollars. He or she then mutters the fateful words of, “I’m in.” Thanks to movies and television shows, many think this is how cyberattacks occur. However, hacking is much less ...
  • May 24
    2018
    Nearly everything we do and have revolves around data in some form. From social media and shopping online to simply visiting a doctor’s office, our data is being recorded and analyzed in one format or another. Private information, such as full names, addresses, and credit cards, is constantly being collected, tracked, and even saved by companies. As long as this information is valuable, there will be hackers and cybercriminals who ...
  • Jan 19
    2018
    At the end of 2016, the predictions that would dictate 2017 in terms of security came out. From ransomware and political disruption to the advancement of cybercriminals and social media attacks, most of these predictions became reality. However, no one could have imagined the extent of these issues, especially in terms of ransomware and the cases of WannaCry and NotPetya. What should we be prepared for this year? Here are ...
  • Jan 08
    2018
    From fidget spinners and unicorn Frappuccinos to virtual reality, 2017 was a year that can be described by unique trends. Unfortunately, we must also add a disturbing amount of large cyberattacks to the trend list. Hackers managed to cause an unprecedented level of chaos at a global-level with state-sponsored ransomware, major phishing campaigns, and enormous hacks. Here are a few of the most devastating and scandalous hacks from last year: ...
  • Dec 21
    2017
    It’s a scary time in the world of cybersecurity. With sophisticated cyber threats being carried out against the government and rival nations attacking, the time has come for the entirety of the security world to work together to protect ourselves. This means not only communicating more openly, but also better preparing and changing the culture surrounding data breaches in its entirety. While there are many areas in which businesses need ...
  • Dec 13
    2017
    As we begin the New Year, the cyber war that has been raging continues to grow in size and scale. In 2017, we have unfortunately seen many enormous data breaches, including Equifax, Kmart, and Verizon, and the overall average size of a data breach increased by two percent. 2018 is without a doubt going to bring new challenges, threats, and trends to the world of cybersecurity. So, what kind of ...
  • 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 ...