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Written by David Puzas The adoption of the cloud has fundamentally changed the game when it comes to how businesses go to market and develop modern applications. Today’s application lifecycle places a premium on speed to market, requiring cloud teams to build cloud-native applications supported by a programmable infrastructure that enables businesses to change and reconfigure...
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Abstract – This article discusses the importance of understanding and level of effort required for mitigating risks that third-party cloud services (software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, and platform-as-a-service) represent to an organization. Depending on the service, it may not be possible to conduct a thorough, direct assessment of the services, which is necessary to ensure securing the organization’s...
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Spyware is a type of malware that infects your PC or mobile device and gathers information about you, including the sites you go to, usernames and passwords, payment information, and the emails you send and receive. Similarly, stalkerware is a type of software or application that spies on victims. Stalkerware apps are capable of a plethora...
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VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) in theory provide anonymity and secure passage to your online destination. What we’ve increasingly seen is VPN companies go through their own security breaches and exposing users internet logs. Even when a VPN provider claims that it keeps no logs, it can simply be marketing in a way where that might...
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Data breaches are events where certain confidential information is accessed without proper authorization. this goes further by having copies of that data distributed. The average data breach in 2020 caused roughly 3.92 million (USD) in damages. The core concept of a data breach is the fact that data confidentiality has been compromised. Data breaches can...
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Written by Chris Peterson, Forbes According to a 2019 survey from The Conference Board of more than 800 international CEOs and 600 C-suite members, cybersecurity is cited as the top external concern. The Conference Board also notes (via CIO Dive) that malicious cyber activity cost the economy up to $109 billion in 2016. CEOs and boards that seek...
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The walls of the corporate workplace will become fluid for enterprises over this decade.This will be a movement driven by the way you want to work and the birth of the fully internet-driven workplace; put another way, it’s the death of the legacy corporate network which naturally means the death of traditional network security. It’s...
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(Reuters) – Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification. Many state agencies had their servers taken down in response to the attack, Governor John Bel Edwards said in a series of messages posted...
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Action sports giant Boardriders was hit by a ransomware attack that affected some of its subsidiaries, including Quiksilver and Billabong, and forced the company to shut down computing systems all over the world. Boardriders has around 10,000 employees from all over the world and its Quiksilver, Billabong, ROXY, RVCA, DC Shoes, and Element brands are sold in over 110...
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Written by James Sheehy No matter how vigilant you are in the modern world data breaches have the potential to impact both you and your business. From hacking, to malware, to even social engineering, the technological infrastructure of the modern world has many points of failure. Emails, passwords, names, personal information, phone numbers, and social...
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