Monthly Archives: September 2018

How cybersecurity will evolve in a 5G connected world

A panel of cybersecurity and tech professionals gathered at the 2018 AT&T Business Summit to discuss the future of 5G security. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to flood the enterprise, business professionals are realizing the limitations of 4G LTE. These constraints have made 5G a major buzz word in the tech industry, as it [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:52:52+00:00September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How the malware landscape is evolving

We still have a massive number of hacks and malware coming in through phishing and older "tricks," says Franc Artes, Architect of Security Business at Cisco. Franc Artes, Architect, Security Business at Cisco, tells TechRepublic's Dan Patterson about the risks businesses and consumers face in the wake of ransomware. The following is an edited [...]

By |2018-09-26T18:40:34+00:00September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to make the most of outdated servers, storage, and switches

There are times when you really do need the best available technology. But there are also times when you're wasting money on unnecessary upgrades. Show me any technology department with a newly reduced budget, and I'll show you a sysadmin who found clever ways to keep outdated equipment in service. There are plenty of applications [...]

By |2018-09-24T12:45:44+00:00September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Account takeover attacks ramping up, leading to explosion of phishing

ATO attacks steal a person's credentials and use them to send emails from their account, according to a recent Barracuda Networks report.   Account takeover attacks (ATO), in which a person's credentials are stolen and used to send emails from their real account, often result in phishing attacks being sent from the victim's [...]

By |2018-09-21T12:43:38+00:00September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The top 11 phishing email subject lines SMBs should look out for

Phishing is the biggest threat facing SMBs, according to the 2018 Webroot SMB Pulse Report. Despite growing threats of phishing, ransomware, and more, many small businesses have no employee cybersecurity training program in place, according to a Tuesday report from Webroot. In surveying 500 small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the US, Webroot found [...]

By |2018-09-19T14:14:32+00:00September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to bring a culture of success to your organization: 6 key habits

Creating and maintaining a strong organization is a feat. Follow these practices to make your company a sure-fire success.   Forging an efficient, successful company is a challenge in today's competitive business market. Some 71% of employees work in weak work climates, according to a recent Gartner report, which can impede productivity and ultimately [...]

By |2018-09-17T13:16:44+00:00September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why 31% of data breaches lead to employees getting fired

North America is the region where C-Suite leaders are most likely to be blamed for a breach. As data breaches become headline news, the question arises of who will take the blame for the breach. All employees get put on the chopping block for costly breaches, but North American firms primarily remove C-level leaders [...]

By |2018-09-14T18:28:35+00:00September 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The secret to successful cybersecurity programs? Training and automation The health of cybersecurity programs have grown stronger in the past year, according to a DomainTools survey released Monday. In the Cybersecurity Report Card, more than 500 cybersecurity professionals were asked to grade the overall health of their programs, revealing a huge shift from the previous year's results. While cybersecurity incidents have increased in 2018, so have the measures [...]

By |2018-09-10T15:53:48+00:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why many companies are not thinking big enough about IoT

TechRepublic's Conner Forrest spoke with Mimi Spier, vice president of Internet of Things business at VMware, who discusses how IoT is transforming industries and changing the world. The following is an edited transcript of the interview. Mimi Spier: When I work with companies, they're very much focused on what use cases should I do. Should I start with [...]

By |2018-09-07T18:31:06+00:00September 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

77% of IT pros believe their enterprises will be hacked–but almost half aren’t ready for it In a recent survey of IT professionals with cybersecurity decision-making responsibilities, conducted by Kaspersky Lab, 77% of the respondents said their enterprises are likely to be the target of a coordinated cybersecurity attack during the next 12 months. More important, and much more disturbing, the State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2018 report showed that 48% of [...]

By |2018-09-05T15:04:35+00:00September 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments