Malware incidents spike by 165% in small and mid-sized businesses

If you felt as if the pressure was on to defend against even more attacks this past quarter, you weren’t just imagining things. Across the board, small to mid-sized (SMB) companies are suffering from more and more attacks, with a 165% jump from last year’s Q1 numbers.

How to keep the lights on when hackers target vulnerable infrastructure

It’s bad enough when hackers swipe personal data such as credit card information and social security numbers. There’s one area where hackers could really hurt all of us, if they hit it hard enough.

C-Suite: How to get ahead of the IT skill shortage crisis

When discussing the future, IT pros and cybersecurity researchers are grim about one topic: The skills shortage.

Interop ITX coverage: How to stop ransomware in its tracks

The first panel we attended at this year’s Interop ITX conference at the MGM in Las Vegas was “Ransomware: How To Stop It In Its Tracks & Respond When You Can’t,” and it was standing room only – an immediate good sign.

TheShadowBrokers launches subscription service – like a monthly wine club only for hackers

It’s the subscription service no white hat hacker or IT pro asked for, but that could be delivered straight to your inbox soon.

How to prevent global threat ransomware ‘Wanna Cry’ from making you cry

On May 12, a ransomware attack swept the globe by force, infecting 230,000 computers across more than 150 countries.

Top 10 cybersecurity myths and how to prevent them from costing you

In a world threatened by cybercrime daily, there’s a lot of misconceptions out there concerning the importance of cybersecurity.

Hacker releases Netflix episodes early and threatens other networks

In what comes as a bit of good news for Orange is the New Black fans and bad news to IT pros who fear having their data shared with third parties, a hacker has released 10 episodes of Netflix’s hit series early.

Less than half of IT pros follow safe password management

Here’s a frightening statistic: 53% of your peers reporting that they either haven’t changed their social network passwords in over a year or can’t recall ever doing so at all.

Dallas – and the rest of us – receives cybersecurity wake-up call

Ever think it’d be nice if hacking attempts came with full DEFCON 5 alarms – and the alerts and sirens started up whenever a user clicked on an obvious phishing link in an email? Well, as the city of Dallas found out at 1 a.m. one morning, maybe not so much.