So much of our everyday lives are connected to the online world. We’re using apps to chat with friends and find love. We’re completing diplomas and degrees through online programs. We’re banking online and making digital transactions for almost everything — less than half of Americans under the age of 50 worry about keeping cash in their wallets.
As computers and mobile devices increasingly become people’s primary tool for everyday tasks, cybersecurity has only become more important. Every day, people’s accounts are compromised, and people want […]
If you’ve spent any time with a computer or mobile device in the last 10 years, you’ve almost certainly seen the device indicate the need to apply a security patch. Whether you’re using an Android or Apple smartphone, a desktop PC, a notebook, a tablet or even a gaming console like the PlayStation, the software will periodically ask you to approve an update — or it’ll just update itself.
It might seem like these updates always appear at the most frustrating times, but it’s crucial to let them do […]
It should be common knowledge that passwords need to be complex, unique and difficult to guess. People know how to keep their data secure — right?
Even in a world where data breaches are commonplace, users frequently ignore best practices for cybersecurity. One analysis found that the password most commonly revealed in data breaches is “123456.” Too many people make poor choices about cybersecurity and put themselves and others at risk.
These problems aren’t unique to the consumer space. Aviation data systems protect the data — and lives! — of […]
Higher education cyberattacks threaten the security of schools’ intellectual property and students’ personal information. Because universities must have an open network for their students and staff to access, hackers have multiple doors to enter the system. With so much sensitive data at risk, universities must take proactive measures to prevent attacks through threat detection software and other system upgrades. These enhancements must also adhere to many regulations. Finding a balance in preparing your system is key to thwarting security breaches.
When your business is running like a well-oiled machine, it’s hard to believe that your employees or coworkers might be jeopardizing data security. Many business leaders are focused on outside attacks from ransomware and malware, but they forget the element of human error that makes it possible for hackers or other malicious actors to get into private systems in the first place. Think of it this way: If a burglar wants to get into your home, there are many ways they can do it — […]
Data breaches, security incidents in which an unauthorized entity gains access to sensitive and secure data, happen frequently in our increasingly digital world. In 2018 alone, the United States experienced 1,244 data breaches, which resulted in the exposure of 446.5 million records. These incidents can have severe financial impacts, both direct and indirect, on the companies that fall victim to them.
According to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute called the 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study, the global average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million. This is a 6.4 percent increase as compared to the 2017 version of the […]