PCAP, or full packet data capture for analysis, does what it says – it captures the entirety of every packet that comprises the network traffic (both metadata and content). If something happens on the network, PCAP knows about it. Whether it is malware moving data around, or staff arranging a private party, it can be…

The dramatic rise in ransomware attacks and the SolarWinds Orion hack have thrust cybersecurity back into the spotlight. With everyone a target, it’s time for organizations to implement cybersecurity frameworks like those provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which can help you set a bar for measuring your cybersecurity effectiveness. Taking…

WhatsApp has been in the news recently after changes to its privacy policy caused a surge of interest in rival messaging app Signal. Initial reports may have worried a lot of folks, leading to inevitable clarifications and corrections. But what, you may ask, actually happened? Is there a problem? Are you at risk? Or should…

By now, the benefits of adopting a multicloud approach are well and truly out of the bag. By working with two or more cloud providers, companies can pick and choose offerings from each to leverage the “best of all worlds”, all the while allowing for better contingency planning, avoiding vendor lock-in, and boosting their disaster…

Most professionals say their organizations are concerned about cybersecurity risks related to 5G adoption (76.4% of professionals at organizations currently use 5G and 80.7% of professionals at organizations plan to adopt 5G in the year ahead), according to a Deloitte poll. “U.S. 5G bandwidth availability has expanded and accelerated considerably in recent months, offering competitive…

A global production giant was created earlier this year when France-based Banijay completed the acquisition of Endemol Shine for $2.2 billion from Disney and private equity group Apollo. Netherlands-based Endemol Shine is the company behind popular TV shows such as Big Brother, Survivor, Deal or No Deal, The Voice and MasterChef, as well as the…

COVID-19 has reorganized the risk landscape for chief audit executives (CAEs), as CAEs have listed IT governance as the top risk for 2021, according to Gartner. Analysts said the pandemic is giving rise to new sets of risks while exacerbating long-standing vulnerabilities. Gartner conducted interviews and surveys from across its global network of client organizations…

Businesses around the globe are facing challenges as they try to protect data stored in complex hybrid multi-cloud environments, from the growing threat of ransomware, according to a Veritas Technologies survey. Only 36% of respondents said their security has kept pace with their IT complexity, underscoring the need for greater use of data protection solutions…