Four Changes in Cybersecurity Coming in 2020

  With only ten weeks left in 2019, cybersecurity teams are looking ahead to changes in the upcoming year.    Companies can no longer be protected by data breaches or cybersecurity hacks with disconnected tools, a manual process or limited team members. Businesses need to shift the way they treat these threats by approaching it in a smarter and safer way. New automation technology will be able to complete most of the day-to-day tasks, leaving your staff to focus on more high- priority events.    According to a CSO article, your company will rely on the following four tactics when it comes to updating your cybersecurity technology infrastructure in 2020: …

Patch Management: The Importance of Keeping Unwanted Visitors Away

  Unpatched software is an easy way for unwanted visitors with bad intentions to breach your data. According to a Computer Business Review article, the uncomfortable truth is that many management teams don’t know that their software is unpatched. As a business leader, you need to avoid any downtime that leaves you out of work. Additionally, IT experts cannot afford to spend valuable time trying to unwind an escalating array of bugs that may have resulted from a patch going awry during non-business hours.    Here is why companies should make patching a top priority for their business.   Hackers are now using automated scanning tools that can identify unpatched…

Seven Lesser Known Security Threats that You Need to Know

  Did you know a USB stick can be a catalyst for a major security threat? And it’s actually very common. We often see major news headlines about massive data breaches, malware hijacks and major cybersecurity threats, but what about the lesser known threats?    According to a Wired article rogue USB sticks, zombie accounts, untrusted browser extensions, bogus online quizzes, leaky photo uploads, smart home snooping and malicious charging cables are the top seven lesser known security threats. These risks can cause even bigger problems for businesses than massive data breaches, malware hijacks and other high-level profile risks.    Here is what you need to look out for when…

Five Main Points You Need to Know About the 2019 Cybersecurity Crisis

  School districts all over the United States faced a major problem during this past summer. It was attack after attack, leaving school systems dataless and preventing students from starting school on time. And schools are still dealing with the effects of this cybersecurity crisis.    According to a Forbes article, cybersecurity was a major problem for school districts this past summer with a record of 160 publicly disclosed security incidents reported. This is 30 percent more than the total number of incidents reported in all of 2018. Ninety-three percent of school systems depend on native client/patch management tools that have a 56 percent failure rate and nine percent of…

9 Security Risk to Keep in Mind During Cloud Migration

Looking to make your workload more accessible? With the hybrid cloud, your private and public data can be stored under one cloud, which allows you to be more efficient. There are risks that come with switching to one cloud instead of two, but these security risks can all be avoided. According to a recent Security Boulevard article, access, compliance and monitoring are the top risks when migrating to the cloud.    With more data breaches and attackers trying to gain access to your information, employees have been hesitant to make the switch to the hybrid cloud even as more businesses are making the change. According to the 2019 Cloud Security…