Five Top Cybersecurity Trends To Watch In 2020

In the first half of 2019, more than 4.1 billion data records were exposed to known data breaches. With hacking attacks happening every 39 seconds, your company must have security measures in place going into the new year. According to an Entrepreneur article, here are the top five security trends to look out for in 2020:    Cloud-Based Security Expansion Cloud computing has become essential in the last two decades. The cloud stores sensitive data as it provides advantages like economies of scale, reduced costs, improved protection performance, greater threat intelligence and quicker compliance with government and industry standards.   Data Encryption Advancements Advancements in data encryption are necessary as…

Cybercriminals Use Holidays to Exploit Online Shoppers’ Vulnerabilities

Last year, in the United States alone, more than 1.244 million data breaches occurred and more than 446.5 million records were disclosed. Consumers would be right to be worried. For those of us who manage security operations, this season of increased risk requires increased attention. The proliferation of networked devices has led to more security holes, making our work much more difficult. Cybercriminals are developing more malicious apps or intensifying phishing campaigns across mobile and social networking platforms. These platforms are offering a growing number of online shopping services, and IBM expects a significant increase in cybercrime, mainly related to computer fraud and identity theft.  Researchers at Tenable, a Columbia,…

10 Steps Your Company Can Take To Avoid Holiday Scams

  We are currently in the biggest shopping period of the year. Consumers spent $4 billion during the 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend – and that’s only including transactions completed on mobile devices. This year’s holiday shopping is expected to exceed that number. But while online shopping does mean you can avoid the lines at your local mall, it does come with high risks.    According to a Marketing Land article, 75 percent of Americans will complete half of their seasonal shopping online. But all that online shopping can also leave your software and data exposed to cybercriminals Here are ten ways you can protect yourself from scams…