If you’re ever at the receiving end of a rootkit attack, then you’ll understand why they are considered one of the most dangerous cyber threats today.
Your network faces nightmares from cybercriminals, system errors and more. Time to shine a light on the 7 most sinister terrors that haunt sysadmins. Welcome to the tech nightmares.
According to ESG research, 36% of organizations are actively integrating disparate security analytics and operations tools in pursuit of a more cohesive security technology architecture. Another 48% of organizations say they are somewhat active with security analytics and operations tool integration.
Cybersecurity continues to be the number one “external concern” for American CEOs, regardless of their industry. That’s because the number of cyberattacks is increasing every year – with hackers attempting to break into a computer “every 39 seconds on average.”
High-profile network breaches in recent years have impacted the discussion of data security significantly. The ability of institutions to safeguard personal information has come into question, even to the point of government entities enacting new legislation that mandates increased effort towards individual data safety. As current data loss prevention methods are reevaluated, so too will the data security of enterprise software systems have to be.
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.
Speakers are everywhere, whether it’s expensive, standalone sound systems, laptops, smart home devices, or cheap portables. And while you rely on them for music or conversation, researchers have long known that commercial speakers are also physically able to emit frequencies outside of the audible range for humans. At the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas held recently, one researcher is warning that this capability has the potential to be weaponized.
If the first war was fought with sticks and stones, the next one likely will be fought with data. Cyber threats both big and small are increasing around the world, and they come with serious implications for governments and businesses that struggle to stay a step ahead of digital criminals.
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.