Cyber security has become top-of-mind for boards of directors, surpassing concern for business competition and financial risk. The heightened urgency has driven a gap between board members and IT security teams as they navigate threats. These findings come from a new pool of research conducted by Osterman Research. Their goal was to learn more about … Continue reading Security Conversation for CEO’s & the Board Members
I mistyped my password, again, so now the website wants to know the name of my first pet. I type the cat’s name. No go. Should I capitalise the first letter of the cat’s name? Wait, maybe it was the name of one of the tropical fish I had as a kid! Do they even … Continue reading Passwords: it is time we found a better solution
Political philosopher, writer and U.S. founding father Thomas Jefferson once stated that, “Education is the great equalizer.” When it comes to cyber security, this couldn’t be more true. Modern hackers have an arsenal of exploit kits available to them on the dark web despite the repeated efforts of national and international law enforcement agencies to … Continue reading The deck is stacked against APAC: Lack of cyber security awareness preludes potential problems
Addressing Cloud Computing Security Issues and Challenges Addressing cloud computing security issues and challenges is a complex subject. It all stems from the fact that when you store your files in the cloud, you are storing them on a computer that is owned by someone else. We will take a look at the security considerations, … Continue reading The “Cloud”, considerations for security.
It is often the illusive “Human Factor” that ends up being the weakest link that makes cyber-attacks and data breaches possible, sometimes even more so than hackers exploiting zero-day system vulnerabilities or employing new malware. Let’s be honest, what is easier to hack, a network based security appliance or a human being? According to the 2016 … Continue reading Let’s build a Human Firewall