Alongside the gift of technological convenience come cyber threats. Ask any member of the information technology community and you will hear countless stories of spikes in data breaches in recent years. These global, digital attacks have forced homes and companies to increase vigilance when it comes to cybersecurity and their activities online.
There are several variations of the modern tech support scam. Whereas the common denominator always boils down to manipulation, the specific mechanisms of achieving this objective may vary and allow security analysts to single out three main tactics of these scammers.
Even nonprofits are at risk online. If you’re the owner or manager of such an organization, you can’t rely on goodwill or flying under the radar — here are five suggestions for making your organization, and the people who represent it, more secure against cybercrime.
US Adults with These “Bad Online Habits” are More Likely to Have Experienced a Data Breach, Survey Finds
A recent survey by University of Phoenix found that nearly half (43 percent) of U.S. adults have experienced a personal data breach in the past three years.
The health care industry is still having a hard time getting its cybersecurity under control, despite ongoing knowledge that the sector is among the most vulnerable to attack compared to most others. It's worth examining why the health sector faces these challenges and what can be done to remedy the problems.
Everything we use online today is being managed by artificial intelligence. The newsfeed you browse each day is the result of an AI learning your preferences in order to give you only the most relevant articles. However, one of the toughest challenges AI faces is related to cybersecurity. In this article, Cristopher Burge discusses the role of AI in the unseen world of cybernetic crime.
As a freelancer, your computer is essential to your income. Many businesses that rely on technology as much as you do have dedicated IT departments that screen cybersecurity threats. You are the IT department for your business, which means it’s up to you to protect yourself and your client’s data against an attack.
We rely on critical systems to provide electricity in our homes; transportation to work and play, a secure place for our lifesavings, as well as communication systems to stay in touch with people we love. With such a heavy reliance, we must ask ourselves…are we doing enough to protect our global critical infrastructure?