IT Security News

IT security news and insights to keep your data and infrastructure safe. Learn the latest strategies and best practices to protect against viruses, hackers, and disasters.

3 ransomware developments you need to know about

All ransomware is basically the same, right? Wrong. The means by which the malicious files wind up infecting computers and the fallout can vary wildly – and if you’re not up on the latest trends, you could be the next to fall victim. 

Companies less sure of their ability to assess risks

A new study shows that companies are concerned about their risk assessment capabilities.  

Holiday stress extends to IT security as well

Everyone’s under pressure during the holiday season. But for security pros, it’s pressure of a different kind: keeping systems safe as they’re increasingly targeted. 

Annual study highlights biggest cloud concerns

Opinions and attitudes about the cloud are changing constantly. And while most companies are accepting of it as a useful tool, there still are those who have fears and concerns. 

Hackers advertise malware on Google, infect users’ devices

This is a situation you may have never thought you’d have to worry about: Google taking money from hackers, then passing the malware along to you. 

These are the worst passwords you could ever use

Getting users to select secure passwords is difficult. Getting them to stop using these old ‘passwords’ would be better than nothing. 

More than half of Windows users are on a 7-year-old version

That headline sounds bad, but hey … at least it’s not XP. 

You’ll have to wait for Microsoft’s zero-day patch

The latest debate about when it is or isn’t OK to release details of a security vulnerability involves a couple of familiar foes, Microsoft and Google. And while this debate rages, Windows customers will have to wait, knowing they’re vulnerable to attack. 

Is the Internet of Things inherently broken?

There is an often repeated statistic that there could be billions of connected devices by the year 2020. But unless something drastically changes how these devices are secured, that could be more bad news than good.

Outdated equipment could be putting you at risk

Most companies know they’re taking a big risk when they use equipment beyond its end of support. But for many it’s an unfortunate reality that they won’t have the money to replace it anytime soon.