The Security Briefing

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Solving the medical device security challenge

When it comes to securing devices, businesses are facing quite the challenge. 90% of IT security pros find that connected devices will be a major security issue this year and for medical devices, the picture is looking even harder.

Large Scale Cyber Attack (WCry2 Ransomware Outbreak)

Large-Scale Cyber Attack (WCry2 Ransomware Outbreak) Virus Name: WannaCrypt, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WCrypt, WCRY Vector: All Windows versions before Windows 10 are vulnerable if not patched for MS-17-010. It uses EternalBlue MS17-010 to propagate. Ransom: between $300...

Why staying on track with IoT security needs to be a priority

IoT security is something that has been talked about for some time and as devices continue to grow, so do the threats that come along with them. When we take a look at what some of the IT security professionals have to say about connected devices, a Pwnie Express research shows that…

A closer look at phishing attacks helps businesses with cybersecurity

You can’t battle an enemy without knowing what you’re up against, which is why reviewing studies such as the one we’ll be exploring today is so important. Not only is it fundamental for those who are working on cybersecurity within a company, but also for the executive team who is a lot less aware of the real dangers their company is up against.

The numbers don’t lie when it comes to breach

If you think breach can’t happen to you, this idea is probably fading quickly. Especially, when you review the number of breaches and types of companies breached. In 2016 alone, more than four billion data records were stolen.

Why businesses are still at such high risk of breach

Even though organizations have invested in security solutions, nearly half of them have had a breach in the last twelve months. When reviewing a recent global survey by the Ponemon Institute, it becomes clear why businesses still find themselves at risk.

Your cybersecurity checklist for 2017

Being the last week of 2016, it only seems fit to evaluate what has been done up to now by organizations to secure their enterprise so that you can know what still needs to be done in 2017 and/or what you haven’t been doing all along that would benefit your enterprise’s cybersecurity.

3 growing cyber threats for businesses in 2017

As a new year heads our way, it is important to evaluate what types of cyber threats to expect so that you can prepare. Even though 2017 won’t come without its surprises; there’s a lot businesses can learn from 2016. The types of breaches and cyberattacks that took place can help any business, no matter the industry, to start making improved cybersecurity plans for 2017.

Cybersecurity in 2017 starts with a 3 step to do list

Findings from a cybersecurity survey by Kaspersky Lab makes clear areas that continue to be a challenge for businesses when it comes to their organization’s state of security. From these challenges we have a three step plan for 2017 to get on track with cybersecurity…

Study finds most businesses won’t recover from a cyberattack

IBM and the Ponemon Institute study finds that 66% of organizations won’t recover from a cyberattack. Even though the study focuses on business resilience following a cyberattack, when you look closely, you see the connection of the study’s findings to something even more significant…