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Rush to Cloud Computing Raises Security Concerns

Demand for cloud computing is accelerating. In 2019, companies exceeded spending on in-house data center hardware and software for the first time. According to John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research Group, in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, companies are paying an estimated $96.4 billion USD on cloud-based services. This year, the […]

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As Hackers Get Smarter, Cyber Security Experts Turn to New Ideas

Organizations around the world are increasingly finding themselves in the crosshairs, as data breaches become more common. A 2019 case study reported an escalation of 17% over the year, with 60% of companies falling victim in the last three years. In the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, where cities are becoming more connected through a burgeoning Internet […]

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Closing the Cyber Security Skills Gap

The Centre for Strategic and International Studies recently conducted a survey of IT managers and discovered that 82% of employers believe they lack cyber security skills in their organization. Out of those surveyed, 71% feel that this under preparedness causes harm to their organizations. Leveraging the latest technology might help reduce this damage. However, making […]

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Cyber Security for Remote Workers

Cyber security for remote workers is something all organizations should be conscious of—especially during the end-of-year holiday season. Do you plan on working remotely or letting your employees work from home? According to the International Workplace Group, 50% of employees from around the world work remotely for about two and a half days per week. […]

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Cloud Security Threats

Cloud security threats come in many different forms including data breaches, hijacked accounts, data loss, denial of service, and system vulnerabilities. As organizations and individuals continue to adopt the cloud, securing all of the stored information is a top priority. Companies must be aware of the risks and solutions in order to prevent serious damage. […]

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Privacy with Interconnected Devices

How secure is your privacy when it comes to your interconnected devices? According to IoT Analytics, about 40% of the 17 billion smart devices worldwide in 2018 utilize the Internet of Things (IoT). This past year has been full of stories highlighting how these smart devices have been leaking or storing personal data. Not only […]

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15 Tips to Help Protect Against Cyber Attacks While Traveling

You are most vulnerable to cyber attacks when you are traveling. According to a recent research report conducted on behalf of IBM Security, those who are traveling do not take all of the necessary precautions, connecting to unsecured public Wi-Fi, charging their devices at public USB stations, and using their private information on publicly accessible […]

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7 Tips to Improve Your Small Business Cybersecurity

Don’t make the mistake of thinking your small business cybersecurity isn’t at risk due to size. According to a 2017 report from the Better Business Bureau, smaller businesses that were a target of a cyber attack had an estimated overall annual loss of $80,000 as a result. Without proper protection, you’re leaving your business open to a […]

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Cyber Security Talent Shortage: How to Solve It

A recent report from Cybersecurity Ventures and Herjavec Group predicts that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber security jobs by 2021. (Forrest, 2017) While cyber security job openings continue to grow, there simply aren’t enough people who have the skills to do these jobs. This puts us all at risk, as cyber criminals become […]

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Should the Government Regulate IoT Devices?

As security concerns rise about Internet of Things (IoT) devices, so does the debate about the necessity of government regulations. Should the government regulate IoT? Many Internet of Things devices on the market today have little to no security built in, which can compromise the privacy and even personal security of consumers. Many consumers today […]

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