Ask five different people on the street what “cybersecurity” means to them, and you will likely get five different answers. In a general, you might get answers about setting up a technology infrastructure with protection against hackers or leveraging AI to protect a computer from malware.
The old saying goes, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions”. We’re not sure who originally came up with that statement, but if it came out that an IT manager was the source, it would not surprise us.
It’s well understood that business owners certainly do not design their IT infrastructure with the intention of creating situations that result in data breaches and send out compromised data to the dark web – but it happens more often than we'd care to admit.
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In this article, you'll find some of the biggest tech headlines from July and August. Over the past two months, the biggest events in tech have all come from the security front.
Does your business host its website and other digital services with in-house servers? Do you use a DDoS mitigation appliance to detect malicious traffic and activate a cloud-based failover solution in the event of a DDoS attack?
If you answered "yes" to both questions, hackers have invented a new type of DDoS attack that could really ruin your day.
In 2016, boot maker Lucchese fired its IT administrator. An hour later, the company's servers stopped working. The former IT administrator had used a hidden account -- meant to look like a network printer -- to access the network remotely and delete system files from the servers.
According to a 2016 Munich Re poll, up to 90 percent of United States businesses fall victim to hackers each year. Businesses don't suffer security breaches because they aren't trying to protect themselves; they simply lack the expertise necessary to protect an organization from modern hacking techniques.
It's impossible to read the tech news these days without seeing a report of a new ransomware attack. The recent spread of a new form of ransomware called WannaCry, though, has captured the public's imagination -- perhaps because of how rapidly it infected computers within the first few days of its release.
A security breach is a catastrophe that can damage a small business's reputation and potentially cause crippling financial ruin. On average, a data breach costs a company $4 million -- and when a data breach occurs, an employee is the most likely cause.
Modern web servers are extremely fast and highly resilient. They have the ability to deliver data anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye. What they don't have, though, is the ability to deliver data to an infinite number of users simultaneously. If enough users request data from the same server at the same time, the server will stop processing requests efficiently.
At a time in which corporate network administrators feel safer than ever -- what kind of security concerns should a company be focused on when most employee computers run their applications in the cloud? -- this month's edition of our "Tech Headlines Digest" underscore the reality that no computer security solution works 100 percent of the time, and how you can most efficiently prepare yourself and your internal IT systems.