The strategic consulting firm Accenture predicts that cybercrime will remain a large-scale concern for years to come. From 2019 to 2023, over $5 trillion in cumulative global value is expected to be at risk from cyber attacks, creating an ongoing challenge for businesses and the security professionals charged with protecting them. This situation is putting […]
The recent Capital One data breach highlights one more element of IT security that organizations must be more vigilant about – employees and contractors who are entrusted with access to critical business systems and applications. While these people need access to perform their jobs, there are few controls in place to prevent them from exfiltrating […]
Ransomware is a type of malware that is used by cyber criminals to infect computers and encrypt files until a ransom is paid. After the initial infection, ransomware attempts to spread to connected systems, including shared storage drives. If the ransom is not paid, the files will usually remain encrypted and unavailable to the victim. […]
If you’ve ever been locked out of your Google account, you know how time-consuming and frustrating it can be to regain control of your email and apps. Most hijacking attempts of Google accounts originate from automated bots that access third-party apps with breached passwords, but they can also result from phishing and targeted attacks. Google […]
In the aftermath of every terrorist attack or high-profile cybercrime, it is usually revealed by security professionals through the media that the terrorists or criminals used encrypted communications, enabling them to plan and coordinate their activities without raising suspicion among the intelligence and law enforcement communities.