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  1. What Security Pros Predict for IoT Security in 2017

    According to research firm Gartner, there were an estimated 6.4 billion IoT devices in 2016, and are forecasting over 20 billion IoT devices by 2020. Despite such impressive numbers, there has been a fundamental lack of basic security throughout the IoT industry. For the past few years, experts have been sounding warnings about IoT security…


  2. Higher Education: Subpar Grades for Cybersecurity

    Cyber criminals are targeting educational institutions, especially colleges and universities. Thus far, 2016 alone has seen a reported 53 educational breaches, exposing as many as 366,196 records of students and staff. These stats are frightening, as they contend with 2015’s yearly total of 63 breaches in only six months. One recent attacker demanded the University…


  3. Two Ways the Healthcare Industry Can Combat Breaches

    Have you seen the jaw-dropping statistics from the Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data? The independent study commissioned by the Ponemon Institute is confirming what many security professionals have predicted and feared: the majority of healthcare entities in the study have experienced multiple data breaches, and the breached organizations lack…


  4. Understanding the Threat Landscape When Using the Cloud

    Many professionals are familiar with methods cybercriminals use to breach enterprise security, whether it is through phishing scams, DDoS attacks, social engineering, or another tactic. Cloud malware can be added to this list and is gaining more attention as more enterprises are using the cloud for business ventures. Enterprises turn to the cloud as a convenient…


  5. This Month in SSL: April 2016

    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.) SSL & Encryption Google recently released a list of Certificate Authorities that are not trusted by browsers. Data Breaches A cybercriminal attempted to sell sensitive information for 1.5 million Verizon customers on the black market…