Researcher: Not Hard for a Hacker to Capsize a Ship at Sea

Maritime transport still contributes in an important way to the world’s economy, with on-time shipments influencing everything from commodities availability and spot pricing to the stability of small countries. Unfortunately, capsizing a ship with a cyberattack is a relatively low-skill enterprise, according to an analysis from Pen Test Partners. With so many previously outlined ways […] Source:

February 21, 2019

IDG Contributor Network: By 2020, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer major service interruptions

Today’s digital landscape is inconceivably broad and deep. It’s a convergent environment in which every desktop, laptop, smart phone and IoT device owned or used by organizations is simply another node in a global network. And it’s never been harder for organizations to situate themselves in the landscape of which they are a tiny part. As organizations transition more of their operations to the digital universe, the infrastructure and services…

December 3, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: Escaping the line of fire: 2018 U.S. State of Cybercrime

Companies in all sectors, everywhere, are continuing to experience cyber-breaches. This is no surprise: as more and more organization embrace digitization, they inevitably become prey to new cyber-dangers and, in turn, need to put much greater emphasis on the availability, stability and resilience of their IT systems. If things go south these days, both the corporate coffers and the firm’s public opinion can suffer hugely. Given the frequency of cyberattacks…

November 12, 2018

5 InfoSec Trends To Watch For

September 9, 2018

The infosec industry is booming, so it’s no surprise that new challenges and cyber threats will face IT departments for the years to come. With that in mind, what are the InfoSec trends we should all watch out for? According to the Ponemon Institute, the global average cost of a data breach is down 10% over previous years to $3.62 million. However, this does not mean you should let your guards…


Cyber insurance: Is it worth the investment?

Last year, Aon Inpoint reported about 80 percent of buyers of stand-alone cyber premiums were medium-sized to large companies. However, smaller firms are increasingly assessing their cyber exposure risk as concerns about the potential impact of a cyber incident continue to rise. “The majority of breaches worldwide occur at companies with 1,000 employees or less because they’re low-hanging fruit for hackers,” explained Ed McGuire, director of specialty insurance at FBinsure….

May 30, 2018