IT Security

Lack Of Policy Of Least Privilege Causes Cyber Attacks For Organizations

The computer policy of the least privilege is not only an important principle but rather a critical piece of IT security precaution these days. Any organization should practice it, in order to lessen the possibility of unauthorized access or stolen account causing trouble for a system, especially in cloud-based apps and critical IT infrastructures. This

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6 Easy Tips for Ensuring Better Data Security in 2019

Cyberattacks would definitely continue to hit businesses in 2019 too. Cyberattacks, which cost businesses thousands of dollars, could shatter many businesses totally. In the present context, attacks against small businesses are on the rise. Data security should be one of the top priorities for any business today. Here’s a look at how to increase data

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Better IT Security with AI

Today IT security teams are finding it hard to figure out what is an actual threat and what isn’t. The complex network environments have massive data coming in, IT and Artificial intelligence (AI) will help ally to find genuine risk in the midst of all the data if applied correctly. People do things with their

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The Importance of Security in Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions- big things happening in the world of business. M&As have yielded wonderful results and have even resulted in the genesis of some of the most successful of business firms. Well, let’s look at another aspect of the M&A process. Typically seen as a mere boardroom thing, there are other aspects of M&A

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18-25 Age Group Poses Great Threat to Business Cybersecurity

Which age-group poses the greatest threat to business cybersecurity? Well, a recent study points out that it’s the millennials- those in the 18-25 age group who tend to break basic security rules. A new research report from identity governance platform SailPoint states that nearly 90 percent of youngsters in the 18-25 age group break basic

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Security Trends To Watch Out for in 2019

The IT industry had its share of joy and innovations in the year 2018. We saw new technologies coming up, industries trying to explore AI and blockchain, and neutral networks dominated the scene. These technologies tried to make way into other sectors or industries and business, allowing the user to have a hands-on disruption and

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How To Minimize The Chance Of Becoming The Next Victim of Cyber Attacks?

The world has breached the very limit of the Internet Protocol version 4 address, AKA IPv4. This addressing scheme enables around 4.3 billion distinct devices to be connected to the Internet at the same time. However, as mentioned by the father of the Internet, Vint Cerf, IPv4 was not designed as a ‘production’ protocol but

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2018 In-Review: The Cybersecurity Risks Involving Schools Are Real

Educational institutions are where we shape our knowledge in preparation for our adulthood. For every field of study, time needs to be spent in a curriculum designed in order to maximize learning opportunities, or that should be the case. In the field of IT, especially in cybersecurity, no school or a University can claim that

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The Faustian Bargain And Its Shameless Effect On Privacy

In 2009, I wrote a book published by Wiley. It was a collaborative effort with colleagues from the then famous Bell Labs, where I was working at the time. We called it Security in a Web 2.0+ World, A Standards Based Approach. The book starts out by posing a few  fanciful questions: What if we

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Why Corporate Bigwigs Must Now Look To IT Professionals For Help

When it comes to keeping business running smoothly, corporate board-of-directors need to be proactive, especially nowadays. This includes supporting the infrastructure that handles the organization’s digital data, storage, and utilization. Not long ago, a company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or Chief Information Officer (CIO) was the central authority in IT decisions; however, that role has

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