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.
As if meeting the filing deadline wasn’t frustrating enough – 2 major tax season cybersecurity vulnerabilities
As the deadline for filing taxes draws nearer – April 18 this year – almost 100,000 taxpayers were affected in a student financial aid scheme, according to the IRS. IRS’ Data Retrieval Tool, which helps users fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), was shut down after the tax agency realized the […]
Last Thursday, the House voted to repeal Internet privacy rules that had been passed back in 2016. And while there’s arguments on both sides of the aisle here, there’s no denying that where privacy goes, cybersecurity follows.
Let’s face it. The idea of the connected “smart” building is appealing. Being able to control the temperature with an app, or to aggregate data from vending machines so inventory orders can be automated, has a certain amount of allure.
With all of the threats to cybersecurity in the world, there’s often an onus on establishing a strong prevention plan. But what about when those protections fail?
Do you ever feel like some days people just don’t understand what you’re saying or what you do in IT? As it turns out, they probably don’t.
Most IT pros know that getting the board to understand cybersecurity issues can be an uphill battle. Even more alarmingly, some of these high-ranking company officials do understand there’s a threat – but they don’t understand that it’s a big deal.
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.
No matter how many qualified techs there are out there, finding good IT employees has never exactly been an easy task. And it’s only going to get harder to find security-minded professionals, according to a recent report.