In my last cyber threat hunting blog, I defined cyber threat hunting and outlined when and why you should use it. Just to reiterate, cyber threat hunting is the process of proactively and iteratively searching through your network to detect and isolate advanced threats that evade existing security solutions.
In my first blog on distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection, “DDoS: It’s Not a Matter of If, But When,” I provide a brief understanding why someone might initiate a DDoS attack and outlined the three variations of attacks.
In part two of this series, I refute five commonly held misconceptions about DDoS. I don’t mean to scare you, but DDoS attacks have been documented to cause “beaucoup” damage to organizations around the globe.
In the tech sector, pundits are always hyping the next, disruptive technology on the verge of changing, well, everything. “Embrace this transformative new force or ignore it at your peril,” they warn. Sometimes, they even get it right. Quantum computing may very likely be one of those times.
Many businesses nowadays are well-armed against email-based phishing scams, which is why scammers have moved over to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) scams. Through “vishing scams,” hackers can pretend to be bank representatives and convince your employees to provide confidential financial details via a seemingly innocuous VoIP call.
While using a virtual private network or VPN isn’t a silver bullet to online privacy threats, it still offers crucial security benefits, especially if any part of your day involves using unsecured channels such as public Wi-Fi. Given its importance, how do you pick the right one and what factors do you need to consider? […]
A distributed-denial-of-service or DDoS attack is a cyber-attack that renders a machine or network resource that is connected to the Internet temporarily unreachable to its intended users. The attacker’s goal is to disrupt business by consuming your Internet bandwidth and/or slowing your systems to the point of inaccessibility.
More businesses are now allowing their employees to use mobile devices to increase productivity and profitability. But smartphones and tablets are just as vulnerable to hacking as desktops and laptops. Worse, employees may be exposing their mobile devices unwittingly to cybercriminals.
Progressive SMBs are defined by how they use technology to achieve business growth. From acquiring new customers to managing suppliers to exceeding sales quotas, IT helps a lot. But traditional hardware and software solutions are expensive to purchase and support.
As IT security consultants, we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Managed IT services providers (MSPs) such as ours want to provide clients with enterprise-level IT, but that requires that we specialize in overwhelmingly intricate technology. Explaining even the most fundamental aspects of cybersecurity would most likely put you to sleep instead of […]
There’s no silver bullet for online security, especially when it comes to user authentication. And enterprises aren’t alone in the struggle to keep up with the needs and demands of authentication. At the center of all of this lies user behavior and the challenge it presents to security.