MAAS, RAAS

The “Dark” Side of The Internet: Understanding RaaS and MaaS and How to Avoid Them

Just when cybersecurity has risen to the top of business priority lists, something even more sinister than typical cybercrime is emerging with ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS). It's a service on the dark web provided by cybercriminals for other cybercriminals to use hacking tools. A similar service is called malware-as-a-service (MaaS).Here's a look [...]

Zero Trust

Why Zero Trust Security is a Strong Strategy

The business world is steadily embracing the concept of zero trust (ZT) to make their networks more secure. It's not so much a technology as it is a strategy for maintaining network privacy that involves setting network access policies. An example of a zero trust solution is using multifactor authentication [...]

IoT Security

Why Businesses Using Smart Technology Must Prioritize IoT Security

An escalating issue surrounding an "Internet of Things" infrastructure is how well its IoT security protects data. Streaming continuous data collected by sensors to improve a company's operations has many advantages, but it also opens the door to cybercriminals intercepting the data. Without the right data protection strategies and insurance, [...]

Blockchain, IoT

Why Blockchain and IoT Make a Powerful Pair

The Internet of Things (IoT) is giving businesses competitive edges that didn't exist earlier this century. Businesses that find IoT data leaks a reason to avoid investing in a digital infrastructure with IoT sensors, should consider blockchain as a superior cybersecurity layer. Here's a look at how combining blockchain and [...]

Edge Computing

How to Deal with Edge Computing Security Concerns

The rise of edge computing, particularly in smart cities and large facilities, has led to new approaches to securing networks and devices. The rapid digitization of industrial machinery in recent years such as in self-driving cars has opened up concerns about machines getting hacked. Here are ways security is improving [...]

Edge Security

Understanding the New Direction of Edge Security

The proliferation of smartphones and IoT devices has created a need for edge security, which protects hardware and software associated with a network. It’s specifically used for edge computing, in which computing occurs at a network’s outer edge via the cloud. Here’s a look at how edge technology protects business [...]

Smart Home Cybersecurity

10 Ways to Improve Your Smart Home Security

Some of the major advantages to adopting smart technology for your home are that it can make your home safer and you can monitor it while you’re away. Each year, there are amazing new smart products being brought to the market. Here’s a look at smart technology that can add [...]

Smart Homes

Cybersecurity Risks for Smart Homes

Increased Internet of Things (IoT) tech means an increased hackable surface area for cybercriminals. The more devices you have, the more opportunities hackers have. Proprietary information can be stolen. HVAC systems can be deliberately set too low or too high. People can be locked out of a home or an [...]

Ransomware Attack

Kaseya Launches Patches to Address Security Loopholes

A ransomware attack prompted Kaseya to roll out new patches as a means of securing customers. Specifically, the Virtual System Administrator, or VSA, was exploited by cybercriminals. Potentially, 1,500 or more businesses worldwide were affected by ransomware owing to holes in associated security. Kaseya told customers that were suspected of being infected [...]

Colonial Pipeline Hack

Colonial Ransomware Attack Forces New Security Regulations

Today’s most deviant hackers have the capability to shut down huge entities, which was the case in May 2021 with the Colonial Pipeline hack. The nation’s largest pipeline for gas and oil products was the target of cybercriminals who demanded $5 million in ransom in order for Colonial to regain [...]