Recently we’ve had the opportunity – quite a fun and interesting opportunity – to visit a number of information security and cybersecurity conferences. These conferences were flooded with relatively ‘new’ developments such as NextGen, the Internet of Things (IoT), IoT DDoS attacks, security intelligence platform, etc. The fact that some of these terms have become … Continue reading Cybersecurity: 5 basic lessons for everyone
Pause for a minute. 2017 has arrived before we even realized it was coming. And it’s brought with it an army of new buzzwords, fresh security threats and an even more switched-on world than 2016. Before we entangle ourselves in everything digital that this year has to offer, it’s important to heed expert advice. Take … Continue reading Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts
When we go online, we all leave a digital ‘trace’. Our IP addresses give us away and cookies collect our browsing habits. Our Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and employers theoretically have a log of what sites we visit and when. Even private browsing, otherwise known as incognito mode, is not totally safe from prying eyes. So, … Continue reading An introduction to private browsing
These are politically charged times in America, but the rampant cybercrime that is victimizing US companies and consumers these days should not be taken as a sign that the federal government has not been trying to do something about the problems of cybersecurity. Four years ago, president Obama launched the process that led to the … Continue reading Desperately seeking cybersecurity skills
If you’re a victim of ransomware, cybercriminals will encrypt your data and documents and demand a fee for them to unlock it. Once your data is locked, you face a tough choice: whether or not to pay. If you pay, will you really get your data back anyway? Here, we look at some tips on … Continue reading Ransomware: Should you pay up?
In its latest Trends paper, titled Security Held Ransom, ESET has identified nine key areas in information security that are likely to have a notable impact in 2017. If there is one overarching theme, it is the challenge posed by the presence of more devices and technologies, many of which are coming together courtesy … Continue reading The year in security: Trends 2017