The holiday season often leads to an increased risk of cybersecurity threats. You may notice an increase in offers coming to you via email, or online ads with attractive promotions for gifts, travel, etc. Unfortunately, some of these offers don’t turn out exactly what you ordered and paid for, so instead of saving money, you can be fooled and get into a situation of data theft, identity, or personal items. Therefore, when it comes to online security, here are the things you can do to protect yourself during the holiday season.
The infrastructure around the world becomes more connected each day. We can thank the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for this connectedness, which stretches far beyond fitness bands to connecting machines and devices in industries such as transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, construction and more.
Traditional signature-based antivirus is notoriously bad at stopping newer threats such as zero-day exploits and ransomware, but it still has a place in the enterprise, experts say, as part of a multi-layer endpoint security protection strategy. The best antivirus products act as the first layer of defense, stopping the vast majority of malware attacks and leaving the broader endpoint protection software with a smaller workload to deal with.
There are 2 myths that stand in the way of boards understanding the threats posed by cyberattacks and ensuring their businesses can be safe against cybercriminals and hackers.
Recently a vulnerability was disclosed that affected millions of Huawei-manufactured laptops. The Chinese manufacturer claimed the vulnerability was a mistake and, in January, patched the affected software. Speculation was rife that this vulnerability might have been injected intentionally with the goal of allowing the Chinese government to exploit it in order to take control of laptops globally at a time of their choosing.
Threat detection and response is difficult and only getting more complicated. According to ESG research, 76% of cybersecurity professionals claim that threat detection and response is more difficult today than it was 2 years ago, so this situation may only get worse in the future.
WordPress itself is designed to keep your website safe, but there is always more you can do to protect it yourself and your livelihood. The minute you let it slip your mind, you are compromising your online presence.
An alert from the Carnegie Mellon University CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has warned that numerous enterprise VPN clients could be vulnerable to a potentially serious security weakness that could be used to spoof access by replaying a user’s session.
For people with responsibility for corporate security – everyone from CIOs to CISOs and CROs – AI presents two types of risk that change the nature of their jobs. The first is that criminals, bad state actors, unscrupulous competitors, and inside threats will manipulate their companies’ fledgling AI programs. The second risk is that attackers will use AI in a variety of ways to exploit vulnerabilities in their victims’ defenses. The question remains – which protects which?