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All posts under: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

  1. Managing Cyber Crime & Cybersecurity Budget

    The cost of cybercrime is on the rise. In fact, this year the average annual losses to companies worldwide came out to $7.7 million, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Cybersecurity incidents are not only increasing in number, they are also becoming progressively destructive and target a broadening…


  2. Phishing: A Trending Threat for 2015

    Security Phishing Protection

    Threat trends are in constant shift as cybercriminals focus their efforts on different strategies that are more effective at helping them breach a network. Phishing emails is one strategy that has risen in popularity since 2011, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) 2015. Four years ago spyware and keylogging malware dominated the threat…


  3. Implementing Security in the Internet of Things

    While website encryption ranges anywhere from a few to hundreds of SSL/TSL Certificates, the Internet of Things (IoT) requires millions of certificates. IoT devices are predicted to reach 25 billion by 2020, and security has become a complicated subject as IoT devices have made their way into the lives of consumers at home, work, on…


  4. Employees Are First Line of Defense for Cyber-Attacks

    When executives think about cybersecurity strategy, a number of list items might come to mind such as keeping collected customer information safe, data encryption solutions, securing networks, etc. However, what probably isn’t on the top of the list but should be is employee education—and this includes C-suite employee education. It should come as no surprise…


  5. NCSAM Tip of the Week: Difficulty of Enforcing Computer Crime Laws

    This is the last week for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The focus for this week is cybercrime and law enforcement, and how each of us can become more aware of cybercrime prevention in our communities. Bank Robbers vs Cyber Criminals In the movie Ocean’s Eleven a team of skilled thieves plan and execute…