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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cracking Down On COVID Crime

As cyber threats continue to mount in response to the socioeconomic effects of COVID-19, the cybersecurity industry has made it a priority to unite and fight back. To combat hackers bent on taking advantage of society’s fragile state, a group of nearly 400 cybersecurity experts have come together from across the world. The volunteer organization, […]

Repeat Offenders: Lessons From The Energy Sector

Lightning may not strike the same place twice, but cyber attackers tend to go with what they know works—which makes it all the more dangerous when organizations leave proven vulnerabilities untouched. In the case of the U.S. Department of Energy, cybersecurity practices remain troublingly stagnant. The agency may have the resources to patch holes in […]

Avoiding COVID Cybersecurity Scams

Whether trying to reach you through personal or professional channels, scammers are everywhere, and they’re even more keen to strike amid the COVID-19 pandemic. When causing chaos is the name of the game, an unexpected transition to remote work provides the ideal environment for malicious actors to make an attempt on your information. Just in […]

COVID Cyberattacks Surge

Why might a global pandemic cause an uptick in cyberattacks? The question has more answers than you’d think. Worldwide disruptions are ideal conditions for cyberattackers to operate in, particularly when they cause repercussions across healthcare, economic, social, and political structures. Entire communities have made the move to digital spaces to promote social distancing and protect […]

Communication in the Age of COVID-19

As companies transition to uphold social distancing and protect the health and safety of their employees, it may feel difficult to keep lines of communication open and effective. Public health is an ever-evolving condition, and as in all other aspects of cybersecurity, a dynamic situation calls for a dynamic response. This week, we offer tips […]

The Key to Site Legitimacy

You see them every day, even if you don’t pay them any mind. The little padlock symbol in the corner of your address bar can be found on almost every website you visit. Along with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, or HTTPS, the padlock shows users that a site has secure credentials. It serves as […]