Cybersecurity: A timeline

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the intricacy, effectiveness and scale of cyber attacks have evolved significantly. However, as cybercrime has become more sophisticated, so has the procedures and security to defend against it. Take a look at the following timeline of cybersecurity in the United States over the past 30 years. The first computer […]

What is cyber warfare?

The Fifth Domain Since the rise of the digital age, war is no longer only waged on physical ground. “We operate in five domains: air, land, sea, outer space and cyberspace,” says Dan Kuehl, manager of information operations at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. Acts of war that take place in cyberspace are […]

The best jobs in cybersecurity

  Professionals in cybersecurity are among the most sought-after experts in the tech sector, with demand for cyber workers growing every year. For job seekers looking for high pay, job security and the option to work in many different locations and sectors, the cybersecurity field can be an ideal path. So while a job cybersecurity […]

Protecting your data from cybercrime: A recap of our January Webtracks

Eric Ebner, president and CTO at Protocol 46 presented a great session during our January WebTrack webinar, “Protecting your data from cybercrime”. For those of you who were unable to attend the session, below is a recap of that presentation. What is cybersecurity? There are many different definitions depending on how your respond to and […]

Creating a cybersecurity culture

Today’s organizations are more concerned with cyberattacks than ever before. Traditionally, the solution to the problem was to continue to create stronger security for your network. However, more and more companies are beginning to realize that the real value is in creating a workplace culture that understands, prizes and implements cybersecurity. Problems with not having […]

Cybersecurity around the world

There is no such thing as “boundaries” to hackers. Through phishing scams and ransomware there are many opportunities for a cybercrime to happen anywhere in the world. While we mainly focus on American cybercrimes, we don’t hear so much about countries combating these high-tech information heists. Which countries are best prepared? The World Economic Forum’s […]

Five ways to strengthen your organization’s cybersecurity in 2017

An increase in the number of reported cyberattacks in 2016 indicates that businesses still need to do a lot more to minimize their security risk. As data breaches continue to surface and cybersecurity incidents grow exponentially in frequency, size and cost, being prepared is the only effective strategy. So what should businesses be doing to […]

The cost of ransomware

In 2016, ransomware was on track to be a $1 billion business, even though the FBI recommends victims not pay their attackers but contact law enforcement instead. However, according to an IBM Security report released on December 14, 2016, 70 percent of businesses impacted by ransomware end up paying the attackers. The amount varies but […]

Things to consider when hiring your next CISO

For many companies, finding and securing a topnotch chief information security officer may be their most important hire. With all the cybersecurity calamities making front-page news, many companies are looking for better ways to protect their organization and its data. The big question of 2017 being voiced in many boardrooms across the country is – […]

The five biggest data breaches of 2016

Though 2015 was considered the year of the largest security breaches, 2016 wasn’t without its own, with several sizable hacks occurring in a variety of industries ranging from government and health care to email servers and even social apps. One standout trend seen in many data breeches this year was companies uncovering hacks that had […]