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A few weeks ago, I stepped off a plane in Las Vegas. I barely noticed the 107-degree heat. The real “hotbed” that day was DefCon 25, the largest international hacker conference in the world.

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In the not-so-distant past, cyberattacks were infrequent and rarely made the front page of most major news outlets. Fast forward to today and news of cyberattacks are so frequent, they’re on a fast track to becoming the new normal.

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Ransomware threats, like WannaCry, are hitting small businesses at an all-time high pace. Ryan Olson, director of a cyber security threat intelligence team in Palo Alto says, “Small businesses are frequently a more appealing target for ransomware because they sit at the juncture of money and ...

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On Friday, May 12, a dangerous new ransomware called “WannaCry” started a rapid spread across the globe, infecting thousands of computers including government agencies, factories and health services. The ransomware prevented users from accessing files—then an on-screen message would pop up ...

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Like a dog with a favorite bone, cybercriminals are fully focused on small business. In 2015, the FBI warned of a potential rise in ransomware attacks by cybercriminals. That year ...

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Perfect storms hit when combinations of circumstances create events of unusual and often severe magnitude. Lack of cybersecurity talent is one such circumstance and the consequences are whipping up dark clouds that are leaving businesses of all sizes vulnerable to attacks.

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It’s a mobile phone world. For most of us, they’re the last thing we look at before bed and the first thing we check in the morning. Personal mobile devices go with us to work and help make the day more productive. For employers, these devices justifiably cause big cybersecurity concerns.

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SIEM, not to be confused with “Seim” the language of Papua New Guinea, or a river in the Ukraine, is an acronym for Security Information and Event Management.

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Every time someone reports the death of the antivirus (AV), a new hacker gets his horns and a pitchfork.

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Guess who is not playing Pokémon Go: Cyber Security Experts.

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