11 Cybersecurity common problems for businesses

Sep 17, 2018

Companies around the world have started to take a cyber-security discourse in which they advocate standardization and greater security, but little have they acted to create and maintain meaningful standards that prevent or respond efficiently to such cyber attacks. The thesis was defended by Purveyo

Bank of Spain's Website Hit by Cyber Attack

Aug 27, 2018

The Bank of Spain's website has been hit since Sunday by a cyber attack which has temporarily disrupted access to the site, a spokesman for the central bank said on Monday.   The spokesman said that the attack has not had any effect on the bank's services or its communications with the Europe

Apple chip maker, TSMC, taken down by computer virus

Aug 06, 2018

TSMC, the largest chip contract manufacturer in the world, was hit by a virus attack that shut down some of its operations over the weekend. The Taiwanese company that makes chips for Apple's iPhone is back in full production after being infected with malware. This has caused a severe disruptio

How to Approach Cloud Computing and Cyber Security in 2018?

May 08, 2018

The adoption of cloud computing has been on the up since as far back as 2008, when a survey conducted by the Pew Research Institute found that cloud services were used by nearly 69% of Americans. Since then, the industry has experienced hyper-growth and exceeded the already vast predictions of how b

The Future of Cybersecurity

Apr 26, 2018

The future of cybersecurity is tightly connected to the future of information technology and the advancements of the cyberspace. While I personally have never taken the liberty of predicting the future, it is clear that the role of cyber will become even larger in our personal and business lives. T

Highly Sensitive Encrypted Email at Risk of Exposure

Apr 11, 2018

Email has become such an essential part of life that many people now choose to send a message rather than make a phone call. It's a means to stay in touch with friends, communicate with colleagues, receive order confirmations when you shop online, read e-newsletters and find out about promotions fr

Top Online Threats To Your Cybersecurity And How To Deal With Them

Apr 01, 2018

News flashes and sound bites are constantly calling our attention to the latest hacks or threats to our cybersecurity that seem to be filling our social media news feeds and television reporting circuits. While there are plenty of bad actors out there hell bent on doing us harm, symbiotically living

Chinese Hackers Hit Australian Universities and NGOs

Feb 27, 2018

There's been a number of universities in Australia, over the last two to three months, that have been targeted, with adversaries looking to get intellectual property that would be of benefit to certain groups and government departments in Iran. We've been directly impacted by that, and there's a num

Cyber Security Trends for 2018

Jan 10, 2018

In 2017 we saw a large number of high-profile cyberattacks and data breaches, most notably for  Uber, Equinox, Verizon and WannaCry ransomware attacks, among others. And, while, according to the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach is down 10 percent over previous years to $3.62

What To Learn From The Equifax Data Breach

Sep 21, 2017

In 2016, successful breaches via flaws in websites and mobile apps accounted for 30% of the nearly 2,000 disclosed data breaches worldwide. The average company spends only 3% of its security funds on protecting the websites and mobile apps so frequently targeted by hackers. Instead, the majority of

How to Prevent Data Protection Breach

Aug 09, 2017

Data breach means a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. It may involve exposure of personal information like social security numbers, credit card numbers or bank details, healthcar

Cyber Security Risks

Jul 19, 2017

Understanding the definition of cybersecurity risk as laid out by the risk formula is helpful, but ensuring that you can properly manage cybersecurity is another issue entirely. You already know that you want to keep threat actors from accessing sensitive data—but the challenge is that many of

What To Expect From The Ever Changing World Of Cybersecurity?

Jun 14, 2017

It’s only the first half of the year, but we’ve seen a lot of challenges related to malware so far. According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Chronology of Data Breaches, there have been 301 known breaches exposing 5,338,608 sensitive records so far this year. Of those breaches, 166

WannaCry Should Make People Treat Cyber-Crime Seriously

May 22, 2017

On May 12th, for instance, security companies noticed that a piece of malicious software known as WannaCry was spreading across the internet, first in Britain and Spain, and then around the world. It would reach 230,000 computers in 48 hours, an unprecedented scale of infection according to Europol,

Ransomware Attacks Are on The Rise, Spread to 150 Countries

May 15, 2017

The internet is wonderfully expedient. The autodidact no longer needs a library. The film enthusiast can live without a cinema. But life is easier for the coercer as well, who can rob hundreds of thousands of people at once while still in pyjamas. Such power was on ample display this weekend, when a