Reassessing Security Priorities: The Mid-Year Shuffle

Early this year, we posted an overview of threats and technologies to look out for in 2020. But no one could have predicted what was to come in the months that followed, and now, organizations worldwide are re-evaluating their priorities—starting with cybersecurity. This Tuesday, Hitachi ID published “Top IT Budget Priorities Through 2020,” based on […]

Australia Steps Up National Cybersecurity

Sometimes the most dangerous enemies are the ones closest to home—and that’s exactly when cybersecurity needs to up its game. That’s the idea behind the Australian federal government’s brand-new $1.66 billion cybersecurity package, unveiled this morning, and positioned to, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, “track criminals in the darkest corners of the Internet to […]

Lessons In Zero Trust Security

When it comes to the increasingly perilous frontier of cyber threats, no one is in the fight alone. But as officials at the Pentagon learned, a solid team defense doesn’t make you exempt from the benefits of Zero Trust, a perspective on cybersecurity that holds everyone accountable regardless of role. In the midst of the […]

The Concerning Risks Of Open Source Assessment Tools

It’s all around you, so you start to accept the risks. But just because open source software is everywhere doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you and your organization. You’ve probably encountered it in your everyday life; with names like VLC Media Player, GIMP, and Audacity in the game, open source software (OSS) is […]

Hackers Vs. Hospitals: What You Need To Know

The novel coronavirus is giving cybercriminals a chance to restructure their attacks for vulnerable targets, and hospitals are at the top of the list. More specifically, they’re after patient data—and with an influx of new patients and healthcare organizations working at maximum capacity, the stakes are higher than ever. Across the nation, hospitals cope with […]

Bolstering Security For Small To Midsize Businesses

Public health isn’t the only thing at risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For cybercriminals capitalizing on the chaos, small to midsize businesses, or SMBs, are the perfect gambit: smaller firms are less likely to believe themselves an “attractive” target for cyberattacks, which leads them to slack on cybersecurity protections. It’s easy to be lulled into […]

The Way Forward For Pharmacies

The world of cybersecurity after COVID-19 is sure to be a changed one. Although organizations will certainly see large-scale changes in policy and performance, an industry is only as secure as its smallest entities. Nowhere is this more evident than large chain and local pharmacies, where cybersecurity experts have turned a critical eye on pharmacy […]

Confronting Cyber Threats To The Financial Sector

The financial sector faces a bigger cyber threat than ever before, and decisive policy may just be the solution. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hackers are taking advantage of the newly complex landscape of interaction in several crucial industries. The financial sector has proven one of the most ample targets: cybersecurity strategists at VMWare, a software […]

HIPAA Violations: Know The Cost

Regulations are everywhere in the cybersecurity world, to address the vast array of risks that come about as technology expands into every industry. In the past, we’ve discussed worrying trends in the healthcare industry—just last year, it surpassed all other industries in America in cybersecurity attacks, and still ranks noticeably low in digitization and cyber […]

Email Scams And Social Engineering: The Puppet And The Master

Venturing into your inbox on a Monday morning can feel like the most mundane of tasks. It’s easy to read, respond to, and discard new emails when you have hundreds of them to sort through. But in the process, you may be letting malicious entities slip through the cracks—and the chain reaction that can result […]