Seven Ways AI Can Lower Mobile Fraud Within Your Company This Holiday Season

Mobile app hacking is one of the fastest-growing targets  for cybercriminals, and the number of phones or tablets will be over 13 billion by the end of the year, according to The Radicati Group. With the online market expected to hit a record of $143.7 billion this season, AI and machine learning will be essential to reducing mobile fraud, according to Forbes.   Here are the top seven ways AI and machine learning can help protect your business in this new cybersecurity epidemic:        Accurately Predicting Fraudulent Transactions   False positives can be very frustrating to customers. AI can help more accurately identify fraudulent transactions and save a customer from…

Five Cloud Security Techniques You Need to Know

  Cloud computing has changed the way businesses operate. According to a CSO article, by 2023, spending on public cloud services will more than double – growing from $229 billion to an estimated $500 billion. Migrating to the cloud can save you money and time, but how secure is your data, really?   Here are the top five security practices your company can take to help protect your cloud data from cybercriminals:   The Shared Responsibility Model In this model, both the service provider and the customer take responsibility for making sure data, application, content and elements such as users’ access and identity are secure.   Regulation Compliance Through integrating…

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…

Data Breaches: Attacks on the Rise Keeping Businesses at Risk

  Does it seem like your business is being attacked from all angles? With the internet being so accessible, your data is too. According to a recent Forbes article, data breaches in the US have risen dramatically in the past few years.    In just a year span, data breaches went from 36.6 million in 2016 to 197.6 million in 2017. That is a 161 million increase in breaches. But that increase does not compare to the recorded number of breaches in 2018. A record high of 446.5 million files were exposed last year.    Breaches are extremely costly to your company.  The average data breach costs a company $3.9…

The New Phishing: Five ways to avoid vishing hacks

  Are you receiving multiple calls from numbers that seem local or familiar — but aren’t? According to a recent Forbes article, cybersecurity scammers and criminals are now taking a different approach to reach your data. Phishing is very last year — now it’s all about vishing. A portmanteau of voice and phishing, vishing uses phone calls through an Internet telephone service (VoIP) to target victims directly rather than using more impersonal technology.    In a vishing scam, attackers will call employees with a ruse or pretext in order to convince the employee into an action such as clicking a file sent in a phishing engagement or providing sensitive information…

Banking & The Cloud — The Evolution of Progress & What’s Driving Change

  As our world grows more and more tech-centric and immediate, people are demanding more apps, access and visibility when it comes to finances as well. Top banks will only be able to make this happen by creating a versatile cloud model. Yet despite more and more businesses moving their systems to the cloud every day, the banking sphere is lagging behind when it comes to making a cloud model a reality. In the next three to five years, this slow transition to the cloud will need to speed up. According to a new report from Accenture, more than two-fifths of bank executives surveyed lacked a strategy for cloud adoption,…