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PODCAST: Cyphort helps companies translate an ocean of network logs into actionable intelligence

By Byron V. Acohido More companies are deploying cyber defenses to alert employees when possible threats to data and networks are detected. That’s a good thing. What’s not so good is that these tools and components can raise alarms so often, a company’s tech team is in a constant state of high alert. I had […]

PODCAST: How Darklight marshals threat feeds, delivers useful intel to enterprises and MSSPs

By Byron V. Acohido The ongoing warfare between small and midsize companies defending their networks against relentless hackers just isn’t a fair fight, says John Shearer, CEO of DarkLight. All too many SMBs are clueless and/or lack resources dedicated to continually defending their networks against determined, innovative intruders. Meanwhile, the attackers are “extremely organized, and they’re sharing their […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Studies show ‘security fatigue’ may trigger apathy in wake of Equifax hack

By Byron V. Acohido There is no mistaking that, by now, most consumers have at least a passing awareness of cyber threats. Two other things also are true: All too many people fail to take simple steps to stay safer online; and individuals who become a victim of identity theft, in whatever form, tend to […]

NEWS THIS WEEK: Kaspersky ban underway for U.S. agencies; Equifax data breach lawsuits pile up; Europe plans new agency to quell cyber threats

By Byron V. Acohido The U.S. government moved to ban the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyber espionage activities. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke ordered that federal civilian agencies identify Kaspersky Lab software on their networks. After 90 days, unless otherwise directed, […]

PODCAST: How web browsers present an attack vector useful to criminal hackers — and business rivals

By Byron V. Acohido Web browsers continue to represent, arguably, the most wide-open attack vector at any given company. This is because Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Explorer and Apple Safari all use a basic architecture ideally suited for a threat actor to manipulate. To put it bluntly, it’s all too easy for an attacker to download […]

PODCAST: How a daily ‘cyber hygiene’ routine can prevent a catastrophic network breach

By Byron V. Acohido Cyber attacks don’t discriminate between small and large businesses. Despite small business owners believing they are too small to be at risk, 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. Yet, only one in four small businesses are prepared for such an attack, according to a recent report by Symantec. Related article: […]

Lawsuits to stop ‘kid spying’ could strir stronger privacy legislation

Dora the Explorer turns out to be something of a spy. And that’s a problem for many parents in the digital age. The long-reaching arm of online advertising for children is increasingly coming under legal assault as parents seek to limit what large media companies, like Disney and Viacom, can conduct in surreptitious audience monitoring. Viacom, whose brands include […]