The good news for cryptocurrency is that the model is an established fixture in global finances. It’s highly portable, holds value, is tradable for products and services, and is gaining popularity among mainstream consumers.
The pandemic and the rapid shift to telework challenged IT teams everywhere. Technology leaders and cybersecurity professionals struggled to do what seemed impossible, and ultimately played a crucial role in ensuring a safe transition to work from home and meeting the surge in demand for digital services driven by COVID, especially in the government sector. Overall their strategies met with success, elevating the status and recognition of the IT department as an essential organizational partner. To further capitalize on this success, IT leaders must continue to provide efficient security solutions and reduce costs while addressing the needs of their IT customers.
There’s a new paradigm that has emerged from advances in technology: innovate or fail. Much of this new reality is driven by the growth of the cloud and related software and SaaS technologies that propose to enable organizations to innovate faster and create competitive advantage over their less tech savvy peers to grow market share.
Virtual Private Network use has soared during the pandemic. Everyone from students to corporate employees to government workers was forced to employ VPN to access digital assets remotely and meet security protocols. While the pandemic itself has been a drag for everyone, it also drew attention to the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks when connecting to the web without the proper security layers. Now, VPN is an instrumental aspect of our lives.
Migration to the cloud and the arrival of 5G have digitally transformed both how we do business and how we live our lives, while Zero Trust has presented us with the opportunity to transform how we view cyber defense. Zero Trust for 5G is an opportunity to modernize and rebuild our technology platform and the ways in which we use it. This new method of defense does more than simply protect assets sustainably. It offers an opportunity to transform what we do and how we do it.
Recent cybersecurity incidents and ransomware attacks are driving companies to apply for cyber insurance. Meanwhile, over the last 12 months the rate of ransomware attacks has skyrocketed in both frequency and severity, driving significant changes in the cyber insurance marketplace. In years prior, cyber insurance submissions were simple and it was easy to obtain bindable quotes from multiple vendors. But times have changed and Since January 1, organizations applying for cyber insurance have had to show they are implementing a long list of cybersecurity technologies and practices including Multi-Factor Authentication and an incident response plan to get coverage.
Critical events such as cyber attacks, IT outages, extreme weather events, and safety hazards have long-lasting impacts on private and public organizations. The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) estimates the average cost of a safety incident at US$1.8M (€$1.5m), and that of an extreme weather incident at US$1.3M (€$1.0m). Such events also incur many indirect costs that are harder to measure, such as the negative impact on employee well-being and reputational damage.
Adware, Trojans, and other malware aren’t the only reasons not to download illegal games.
In our last post on SASE security, we covered two key benefits of Secure Access Service Edge architecture — the security and simplicity that come from converging multiple services in a single solution delivered from the cloud. Today, we’re talking about scaling that cybersecurity to meet the growing needs of your business.
If your computer suddenly slows down, it may be a sign that there is something wrong. Certain malware types, like crypto miners and botnets, will overload your device; they effectively “steal” your resources for misuse by hackers.
Secure access service edge (SASE) solutions — cloud-delivered security combining networking and security functions — are on the rise, fueled in part by the events of the past year’s shelter in place order and the need to secure work from home in countless locations. As companies and employees begin their return to the office, one thing is clear: the hybrid work model is here to stay — and SASE solutions are critical to supporting this new normal.
You probably have heard the saying "practice makes perfect" countless times, but in situations where there's nothing to perfect, repetition gets boring and tedious with time.
How many homeowners do you know who are Wi-Fi network specialists? Unless they work in technology, I’m willing to bet that your average apartment or condo complex contains very few experts. So when it comes to cybersecurity, very few residents will think about the digital safety implications of their Wi-Fi enabled doorbell, security cameras, tracking sensors and all the other smart devices they’ve bought, plugged in or which came with their unit.
As supply chain attacks continue to dominate headlines, software development teams are beginning to realize that package management can’t be taken lightly — the threats hidden under the hood are real. We want to talk about the practices and tools that developers need to adopt in order to protect against supply chain attacks.
Ransomware attack trends continue to evolve, and the current iterations are no exception. During the last year, malicious actors have attacked healthcare organizations, medical trials, schools, and shipping agencies. Considering the impact these modern attacks can have on organizations everywhere, no matter the industry, security professionals must always be ready to secure their systems, networks, and software in new ways. And according to a recent FortiGuard Labs global threat landscape report, ransomware remains a prolific threat which increased in 2020 and became even more disruptive. Having an endpoint security software and device protection solutions in place, will allow your organization to secure every user and device on and off the network with advanced response.
It’s not just about what kind of speakers you get–where you put them can also make a huge difference in the soundscape of your room. Just like waves in the ocean, sound waves travel horizontally and they interact with objects in your room; crashing against hard surfaces and absorbing into soft surfaces. This is why you may notice that the intensity of sound can increase and decrease in different areas of the room.
An increase in ransomware attacks is not news to us anymore. However, that number has risen dramatically in 2020, a trend that businesses and individuals alike must NOT ignore.
On May 7, 2021, the DarkSide ransomware gang successfully breached Colonial Pipeline’s IT systems, forcing a critical U.S. fuel artery to temporarily shut down operations. The FBI confirmed three days later that DarkSide initiated the ransomware attack, and Colonial Pipeline eventually admitted to paying more than $4 million in ransom.