IT Security News

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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. 

FBI issues warning: Watch out for insider threats

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently sounded an alarm for IT pros. It’s seen an uptick in cyberattacks against businesses – and the threat is increasingly coming from disgruntled and former employees. 

‘Jimmy Kimmel’ is IT Public Enemy No. 1

OK, that might be stretching it a bit much. But in McAfee’s annual report of the most dangerous celebrity searches, ABC’s late night funnyman came out on top. 

What JPMorgan says about cybersecurity shortcomings

Another day, another major data breach. This time, it’s JPMorgan’s turn in the spotlight, as the private information of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was exposed in a relatively simple phishing attack. 

‘Malvertisements’ hitting the big time

It used to be that the only dangerous ads were the ones delivered to your email inbox. But now attackers are finding ways to sneak malicious ads – or ‘malvertisements’ – onto even legitimate websites. 

Trust in the cloud takes a nose-dive as adoption rises

Executives are in deeper with the cloud than ever before. But a recent survey shows that they’re not as trusting of the security it provides as they once were. 

eBay sellers attempt to steal log-ins: What to tell your users

Cross-site scripting attacks, one of the most common tactics for hacking accounts, were recently found on eBay, one of the largest online retailers out there. Here’s how to keep your users safe – no matter which sites they’re on. 

Outsourcing leads to 18-month-long data breach

Using outside vendors to help manage systems is a way of life for many companies. But a recent data breach shows this practice could put companies and their customers at serious risk. 

Getting more bang for your security buck: 3 keys

Security budgets are tricky to manage: Chances are you’re spending more than you’d like, and that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting all you need from it.