Email is increasingly an integral part of global life, but business email compromise (BEC) attacks could place these communications at risk. Research by The Radicati Group found that 2.9 billion people worldwide will be using email portals by 2019. Each business user will send 126 messages daily by that time, compared to 122 emails sent and…

A threat hunting program can provide an accurate picture of where your organization is exposed to threats and help security professionals strengthen those weaknesses. If you know how an adversary is breaking into your environment, you can improve your defenses and stop attacks from happening again in the future. This echoes the importance of having…

This is the first installment in a three-part series about malware sandboxing. Stay tuned for more information. When the fidget spinner fad hit last year, my seventh grader was immediately on board and quickly became a fidget spinner snob, boasting about bearing quality and spin longevity. My fifth grader, however, eschewed fidget spinners with the…

Accelerated identity and access management (IAM) is the mantra of many identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) providers, and IBM is no exception. Cloud Identity Service, a market-leading full-stack IDaaS solution, provides speedy deployment, lightning-fast onboarding of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, increased time to value and on-demand scalability to IBM’s largest enterprise clients. IBM’s enterprise clients are looking at the…

The continuous advancement and sophistication of cyberthreats has gradually decreased the sufficiency of traditional gateway and endpoint security solutions for protection against malware. These approaches were sufficient when malware occurred in small numbers and it was easy to differentiate between good and bad applications. Nowadays, there’s a world of unknown code — a gap between…

It should be no surprise to anyone that the digital age has created data sprawl. Information and critical data are no longer confined to desks and filing cabinets in locked rooms, but stretched across the enterprise in locations far and wide. Data locations first expanded to structured databases, then unstructured local user systems and then…

After a week away from all things cybersecurity, I’m back at work and focusing on security analytics and operations again. Alarmingly, most organizations readily admit to problems in this area. For example, a recent ESG research survey of 412 cybersecurity and IT professionals identified some of the biggest security analytics and operations challenges. Some of…

Endpoint experts discuss the evolution of AV and its shift from stand-alone product to a feature in broader security tools. The endpoint security evolution is underway. Antivirus (AV) isn’t dead, but its nature is changing as enterprise threats become faster, more widespread, and more complex. “Antivirus has become, to me, more of a specific feature…

As businesses across the world become more geographically diverse and move toward an increasingly hybrid IT environment, legacy infrastructure is struggling to keep up. With more data flowing over enterprise networks from multiple sources, the demand for software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology is growing exponentially. A report from IDC predicted that this technology will…