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  1. 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…


  2. This Month in SSL: May 2016

    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.) SSL & Encryption Microsoft announced they will deprecate SHA-1 within the next four months. OpenSSL released versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t, which fixed one high-severity flaw and four low-severity flaws. Google takes another step towards pushing…


  3. Employees Still the Biggest Threat to Enterprise Security

    Time and time again it has been found that the greatest vulnerabilities in enterprise security rests in the hands of business’ employees. In fact, one recent study in the U.K. found that 75% of large organizations suffered staff-related security breaches in 2015, with 50% of the worst breaches caused by human error. So as employees…


  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. Ransomware: A Threat On The Rise

    Ransomware—it’s the rampant business wreaking havoc across the globe. With each week, there seems to be a new report about a company getting hit by ransomware, but what exactly makes these attacks so effective? Cybercriminals first identify vulnerabilities that allow access to computer files and then encrypt all the information on those files so the…