Five Key Cyber-Attack Trends for This Year

‘It’s not if, but when’ is a long-established trope in the world of cybersecurity, warning organizations that no matter how robust their defenses, nor how sophisticated their security processes, they cannot afford to be complacent. In 2020, little has changed – and yet everything has changed. The potential scale and scope of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks is far greater than it ever has been. Attackers can call on…

January 14, 2020
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Five Ley Cyber-Attack Trends for This Year

‘It’s not if, but when’ is a long-established trope in the world of cybersecurity, warning organizations that no matter how robust their defenses, nor how sophisticated their security processes, they cannot afford to be complacent. In 2020, little has changed – and yet everything has changed. The potential scale and scope of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks is far greater than it ever has been. Attackers can call on…

January 14, 2020
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20/20 Vision on 2020’s Network Security Challenges

As the new year starts, it’s natural to think about the network security challenges and opportunities that organizations are likely to face over the next 12 months – and how they will address them. Of course, we are likely to see brand-new threats emerging and unpredictable events unfolding. But here are four key security challenges that I believe will be at the top of enterprise agendas this year. Managing misconfigurations…

January 13, 2020
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Is Cybersecurity Getting Too Complex?

Weighing SMB Security Woes Against the Managed Security Promise Looking strictly at the numbers, it appears small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are sinking under the weight of their own IT complexity. To be more efficient and competitive, SMBs are reaching to the same IT solutions that large enterprises consume: hybrid/multi-cloud solutions (61% have a multi-cloud strategy, with 35% claiming hybrid cloud use), remote work tools, and a dizzying array of…

January 13, 2020
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Global Security Threats Organizations Must Prepare for in 2020

As we kickoff a new decade, it’s time, once again, to gaze into our crystal ball and look at the year ahead. In 2020, businesses of all sizes must prepare for the unknown, so they have the flexibility to withstand unexpected and high impact security events. To take advantage of emerging trends in both technology and cyberspace, businesses need to manage risks in ways beyond those traditionally handled by the…

January 8, 2020
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Six Reasons for Organizations to Take Control of Their Orphaned Encryption Keys

A close analysis of the cybersecurity attacks of the past shows that, in most cases, the head of the cyber kill chain is formed by some kind of privilege abuse. In fact, Forrester estimates that compromised privileged credentials play a role in at least 80 percent of data breaches. This is the reason privileged access management (PAM) has gained so much attention over the past few years. With securing and managing access to business-critical…

December 20, 2019
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The Cybersecurity Skills Gap: An Update for 2020

The gap in trained, experienced cybersecurity workers is one of those perennial problems: much ink is spilled every year in assessing the scale of the problem, and what can be done about it. We have recently pointed out, for instance, the importance of stopping attacks before they happen, and the fact that you can’t hire your way out of the skills shortage. As we move into 2020, it’s apparent that…

December 18, 2019
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Modernizing Web Filtering for K-12 Schools

In today’s 24/7 internet access world, network administrators need next-generation web filtering to effectively allow access to the internet traffic they do want, and stop the traffic they don’t want. How does this affect the education vertical, with students in K-12? Well, for starters, a lot has changed since the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted in 2000. Adding on to dated Acts, let’s not forget that almost two-decades…

December 18, 2019
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University of Arizona Researchers Going on Offense and Defense in Battle Against Hackers

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 The global hacker community continues to grow and evolve, constantly finding new targets and methods of attack. University of Arizona-led teams will be more proactive in the battle against cyberthreats thanks to nearly $1.5 million in grants from the National Science Foundation.   The first grant, for nearly $1 million, will support research contributing to an NSF program designed to protect high-tech scientific instruments from cyberattacks….

December 4, 2019
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Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Today’s Connected Society

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises much: from enabling the digital organization, to making domestic life richer and easier. However, with those promises come risks: the rush to adoption has highlighted serious deficiencies in both the security design of IoT devices and their implementation. Coupled with increasing governmental concerns around the societal, commercial and critical infrastructure impacts of this technology, the emerging world of the IoT has attracted significant attention….

November 19, 2019
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