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 things every IT security training session needs

Training users isn’t easy. Heck, even finding the time to do it is difficult. But the security awareness they bring out of a session will pay off if it leads to smarter behavior online. 

3 phishing attacks to watch out for

The reason phishing attacks remain popular is they’re extremely effective. The best ones can go nearly undetected and can cause devastating damage to companies. Here are three active attacks you’ll want to keep an eye on – and make sure your users are aware of. 

Windows flaw highlights insider threat risk

A serious privilege escalation flaw has been found in all supported versions of Windows. Here’s what it could mean for businesses – and why you need to patch your systems immediately. 

Security’s an afterthought when it comes to the cloud

Most IT pros say that cloud decisions are rarely handled by the security team, and that’s a serious problem. No wonder they also say that the cloud adds risk. 

The anatomy of a spearphishing campaign: 3 keys to stopping one

TrendMicro has discovered and reported on a spearphishing campaign that went after some very high-value targets. What it found could have lessons you can use for protecting your own users. 

CryptoWall: The new ransomware threat

It mimics Cryptolocker, but this malware isn’t the same as the now mostly defunct ransomware. This one, CryptoWall, is spread by ad networks on some popular sites, exposing as many as three million users a day. 

Beware of VoIP scammers: 3 keys

While companies scramble to protect their systems against hackers, one target is increasingly becoming a popular means of stealing money: the humble land line.  

Problems with passwords: Users hate them, can’t remember them

A new survey highlights several problems with passwords: They’re forgettable, inefficient and users would rather listen to “The Macarena” than put up with them. (No, seriously. They would.)

The cost of cyberattacks just keeps climbing

Cyberattacks are going to cost companies some serious cash. The only really question is how much it will be and what steps you need to take to prepare for these devastating incidents. 

While IT sweats BYOD policies, users reject them

Two recent reports show that neither users nor IT are particularly comfortable with BYOD as it stands today. And while IT is working to refine these policies, users are likely to ignore them.