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.

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 […]

How repeal of Internet privacy rules harms cybersecurity

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.

IoT begs the question: Are we really stronger together or divided?

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.

The strategic response strategy your company needs

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?

Cybersecurity survey reveals just how much users don’t know

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.

How to get the board to care about cybersecurity

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. 

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.

Bad news for IT: There’s a shortage of security pros

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. 

Survey results prove SMBs are easy targets

The results of a new survey indicate that while many SMBs believe they’re safe from cyber threats, they aren’t doing much to ensure that’s the case.