Category: Cloud Cybersecurity

Articles about Ransomware and malware protection, data security and data leak prevention.

Cloud-to-cloud Transfers: Security Issues and How to Detect Them

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The cloud computing boom has brought many benefits to businesses regarding increased productivity and easier accessibility to corporate online systems. Unfortunately, it has also introduced some new security concerns and an increase in the number of data breaches that occur each year.

The main reason for this is that cloud services make it much easier to access and share data from outside the organization. In a traditional computing model, data breaches are most commonly caused by stolen hardware or a malicious attack on company systems. Data breaches from the cloud may simply be caused by a careless employee sharing files with the wrong person.

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10 of the Riskiest Mobile Apps You Probably Downloaded in 2016

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If your company has a BYOD policy, it can be extremely difficult to manage the apps that are installed and used on users’ own devices that are used for work. These apps can often help improve productivity and collaboration, but they can also introduce many new security risks.

User installed apps have a couple of main drawbacks. One is that employees are likely to download popular apps that are used by millions of other users. This makes them an attractive target for hackers, purely because of the potential impact that a successful attack could have. These apps are usually easy to use and make sharing information simple, making them attractive for users, but are also typically less secure than enterprise-level apps.

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Top 5 Steps to Securing Your Device From Malicious Behavior

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Today, mobile devices, mostly tablets and smartphones, are widely expanding and becoming an integral part of our daily life. Users are increasingly storing their personal data on the devices, which they practically do not let out of their hands. It’s practical and useful, but at the same time, it gives rise to new problems. Easily accessible valuable information increases the risk of online threats. And so, every year, the security of mobile devices (and the stored data) is being given more attention.

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Why Machine Learning Algorithms Are Vital for a Proper Cybersecurity Solution

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Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that allows computers to learn to look for patterns in data without being explicitly programmed. This branch of computer science has many applications, but one of the most promising in the field of cyber security is the ability for computers to detect intruders on a network and other dangerous activity that may lead to a data breach.

Artificial intelligence has been recognized by governments and industry leaders as an increasingly important technology, which has the potential to have a huge impact on the technology industry and the way people and computers can work together in the future.

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Do the Greatest Cybersecurity Threats Come from Outside or Within?

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Cyber attacks should be of great concern for businesses of any size in this day and age. Data breaches are reaching epidemic levels, with 46 data records being stolen every second.

Most companies focus on reducing the threats from outside the business. However threats originating from within the organization may be a bigger threat than most people realize. In fact one of the main causes of data breaches is an unintentional leak due to a careless employee.

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How to Hire a Cybersecurity Professional for Your IT Team

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Cybersecurity professionals encompass a wide range of job roles including security engineer, cryptographer, ethical hacker, security analyst, vulnerability tester, security consultant, and more.

Broadly speaking, cybersecurity professionals are individuals who have been trained to protect data via various different methods.

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How to Convince Your Boss to Increase Your IT Budget

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Budgeting is an important part of any business and it probably falls on your manager’s shoulders to decide what proportion of company funds to dedicate to IT resources in the coming year.

While most businesses recognise that IT is a necessary and important expense, in tough economic times belts are being tightened across the board, and it’s not always easy to persuade your boss to put more money into something they probably see as working fine the way it is.

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Top 5 Security Risks with Google G Suite

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G Suite has revolutionized the way we work for many individuals and organizations. Gone are the days of accidentally saving over an existing file by mistake, losing hours of work because you forgot to save your document, or emailing files back and forwards between colleagues.

Google provides a full suite of tools for word processing, working with spreadsheets, creating websites, and communicating and collaborating with others. All data is saved to the cloud in real-time so you don’t have to worry about losing your work by accident and earlier versions of files are available too.

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The Best Cybersecurity Insurance for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

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Cybersecurity is often overlooked by small business, but over 60% of cyber attacks are targeted at small to medium-sized businesses.

Small businesses are attractive to hackers because they usually do not have the sophisticated security systems that are in use by larger organizations. They are also likely to have more digital assets than individual users and so the potential for profiting or gaining useful information is much higher.

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How to Securely Plan an Employee Exit with G Suite

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In today’s fast-paced modern business world, it’s unrealistic to expect your employees to stick around forever. The days of people working for one company for their whole career are over and the average time an employee stays with one company is now just a little over four years.

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