We live in an age of paradox. The way technology has advanced is staggering which means a lot more convenience for us. We have the internet to connect practically everyone in the world. And for most people, we are never too far from a computer or mobile phone which we use to access vast amounts of information. On the other hand, we also live in a world of increased risk.
In our always-connected world where the private information of individuals and organizations is vulnerable to exposure and misuse, cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility because hackers or malicious threat actors who steal proprietary information don’t care about age, gender, race, culture, beliefs, or nationality. They probe your digital footprint and your Internet-connected computers based on opportunity, often seeking financial gain. Targeting Humans People are the number one target and cause of cybersecurity
How Poor Cybersecurity Practices Can Destroy Businesses In a modern world that is constantly changing to catch up to new internet technology, cybersecurity for businesses becomes more and more relevant and important. This is so much so that poor cybersecurity practices can mean the end of a thriving business. Everything from a simple weak password to not encrypting and salting hashes within a site database can cause serious damage to
As a result of the open source platform, Android apps are more vulnerable to security threats than their iOS counterparts. It’s no wonder Google is devoting significant attention to keeping up-to-date with newly discovered vulnerabilities, publishing regular news and security patches about compromised elements of the popular mobile software. The problem with cyber security threats is that tackling past mistakes is not enough. Mobile app developers need to think of
Ransomware has been around for a few years but has become an albatross around everyone’s neck—from big businesses and financial institutions to hospitals and individuals worldwide—with cyber criminals making millions of dollars. In just past few months, we saw a scary strain of ransomware attacks including WannaCry, Petya and LeakerLocker, which made chaos worldwide by shutting down hospitals, vehicle manufacturing, telecommunications, banks and many businesses. Before WannaCry and Petya, the infamous Mamba full-disk-encrypting ransomware and the Locky