IT Security

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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Here’s The Right Mindset Against Ransomware

Businesses of all sizes have been investing in security software and fundamental cybersecurity infrastructure for decades. The antivirus industry has grown into a huge industry on its own from its humble beginnings of just being a small utility a user can optionally be bought and came with a floppy disk media. In fact, the very

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Here’s Why CIOs Worry More About Ransomware Than Inside Jobs

According to a recent study, about 72% of all Chief Information Officers (CIOs) believe corporate extortion is the number one security threat facing organizations today. This is the result of a survey conducted by Logicalis Ireland, an IT solutions firm, which covered 890 CIOs from 23 countries in the world. CIOs are very aware of

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The Five Core Responsibilities Of A Corporate Information Security Officer

If your organization is already a large corporation, your security level should already be mature enough and you will need to find a Corporate Information Security Officer. Since there is a global shortage of one million cyber security professionals, it’s likely that your organization is also shorthanded in this area and you’re looking for someone

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