Got ransomware? These free tools might help

Up until recently, if you were infected with ransomware, chances were you were out of luck. Today, it’s more accurate to say, if you’re infected with ransomware, you’re probably out of luck … but maybe, just maybe, not. 

The common thread in most successful attacks? Users

One of the largest annual studies of breaches and cybercrime has found attacks are getting more and more complicated, but most still succeed or fail from the biggest weak point in security: the end user.

30% of companies would cave to ransomware pressure

  It’s hard to tell any company what to do when it’s in a no-win situation where its data is being held ransom by hackers. Even though the smartest approach might be to stay strong and not cave to the pressure, when it’s your information at stake, it’s tough to take the moral stand. 

Cloud security fears aren’t holding companies back

While most companies will admit to being fearful of several aspects of the cloud – and one could say, with good reason – the overwhelming majority are still going all out on cloud services.

3 keys to actually getting those cloud savings you were promised

You’ve heard over and over that the cloud offers great opportunities for cost savings – and may have reaped some of the benefits already. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making sure you’re the hero who is able to harness these benefits and show their worth to decision makers. 

IT pros are under pressure from all sides

  No one gets into an IT career because they like having relaxing, low-pressure work environments. A study by Trustwave shows various forces are combining to put IT pros in the hot seat – and chief among all is security. 

Does talking about breaches in dollars and cents really work?

The conventional wisdom has always been if you want to get people to think seriously about security, you have to put it in the context of the bottom line. But that might not be the best approach after all.

75% of companies don’t see value in cybersecurity

Three-quarters of senior leaders at companies think that IT security is a necessary cost of doing business. And they seem to prefer a “I don’t care, just get it done” mentality to being active partners in security.

Wait, who’s in charge of the cloud anyway?

The cloud has flattened the IT world. Where once every purchase decision needed to be run by IT first, now other business units are taking matters into their own hands – then going to IT when they run into problems.

IT has conflicting views on security: 4 ways to close the gap

Some fundamental disagreements in IT could be putting your organization at risk. Because while most IT departments are fairly cohesive groups where differences in opinion are accepted and encouraged, it turns out there’s a substantial gap in how front-line and upper-level IT pros think about security.