Don’t be CyberFooled

CSO Online reports that a severe lack of comprehension among Yahoo executives led to the failure to investigate the two major breaches from a few years ago.  Those at the top underestimated the ubiquitous threat of data breaches, and as a result, 500 million accounts were compromised. I would go further; I think it’s safe… Read More

Your Data in the Deep Web

There is a good analogy to be made between the Internet and space, and ultimately how it affects consumer data.  Most of our everyday online experience, the sites and services we use, is merely the tip of a much larger iceberg, known as the surface web.  What lies beneath is the massive body of the… Read More

NetLib Security hits the road for RSA

NetLib Security attended its second RSA Conference last week in San Francisco, where some major themes were big data, analytics, incident management and response, and the like.  Our team took to the show floor at the Moscone Center with gusto and clever shirts that seemed to be a hit with visitors over the four days… Read More

Why is the healthcare industry lagging behind in cybersecurity?

Although it might seem as of late that government agencies have become the prime target for hackers, both domestic and foreign, we must not lose sight of the healthcare industry. Health care data breaches are growing exponentially, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office.  While Anthem and Banner Health are two of the most notable… Read More

Consumers, who do you trust?

When it comes to securing their data, consumers’ trust in banks is higher across the board than is their faith in other organizations to do the same.  It’s like an automatic assumption, that because these entities’ primary business is handling money, they’re inherently safer.  This perception might, and could change, however, if they knew the… Read More

Ransomware is Big Business Now

The risk of ransomware attacks that organizations face is growing exponentially.  In 2015, the reported losses from this type of cybercrime totaled $24 million, and last year, that value shot up to $209 million.  And that’s just in the US.  About half of European companies confirmed to Radware researchers that cyber ransom had been the… Read More

Cybersecurity Game Plan

For any kind of team, those constructing the roster must keep several factors in mind: notably, style of play, abilities and character of personnel, and management.  Without a clear, concise vision of how to proceed along these fronts, the team is going to suck, or at least be marred by dysfunction. Often, however, front offices… Read More

What 2017 will mean for the Internet of Things & Security

It’s a topic I’ve covered a fair amount recently, and it seems to be what everyone is perpetually talking about: The expanded attack surfaces concurrent with advancements in Internet of Things technology.  Security for these new devices and tech has been notoriously lacking from the outset.  Although organizations are still taking advantage of connected devices,… Read More

Human-Machine Innovation and Cooperation

I have written precisely one article on the subject of Artificial Intelligence—particularly as it pertains to the future of cybersecurity.  Now comes the time to pen another, as the topic continues to steadily gain tread among experts across the industry.  Last week’s CES event heavily featured AI technology, to the point where what was once… Read More

The Future Security of the Internet of Things

One interesting concept I’ve come across recently is something perhaps all of us who cover cybersecurity news and the tech industry are culpable in perpetuating.  Dubbed “security fatigue” by Tom Pendergast, Ph.D., chief strategist of Security, Privacy and Compliance at MediaPro, it predicts there will be people who start to believe that protecting their personal… Read More