With the proliferation of mobile devices and BYOD, ubiquitous and always available internet connectivity and the widespread use of private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, eventually all organizations will be forced to come to terms with these realities: There is no such thing as a traditional security perimeter anymore There is virtually no difference between…

Organized crime has grown more complex since the turn of the century—coinciding with the rise of the digital world, cybercriminals have leveraged the proliferation of technology to broaden their reach with a more sophisticated network-structured model, effectively globalizing their operations in cyberspace and ultimately allowing cybercriminals to devastate companies and consumers alike. The faster you…

The difference between security and compliance is more than just process. It’s philosophy and practice. Compliance can be one tactical execution of a great security strategy or potentially a bureaucratic check-the-box effort. While security and compliance share similar goals, IT too often meets specific requirements for system compliance but misses the underlying security needs of…

Tax season scaries: How to keep your data safe from insider threats

With April 15 quickly approaching, companies across the country are rushing to get their taxes filed. This often requires third party specialists who are well-versed in corporate taxes and prepared to navigate new regulations. While the right contractors are extremely valuable during tax season specifically, they shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to managing insider…

How to Live by the Code of Good Bots

Although my company fights problems caused by malicious bots on the Internet, many bots are doing good things. These beneficial bots may help a site get better exposure, provide better product recommendations, or monitor critical online services. The most famous good bot is the Googlebot, which crawls links to build the search engine many of…

6 Tips for Preventing Laptop Data Theft

Experts point to stronger passwords, full-disk encryption, and multi-factor authentication as ways to stop data theft in the event a laptop is lost or stolen.  Anybody can have their laptop stolen. It happened to Hillary Clinton’s campaign last fall, when three laptops were stolen from campaign workers in Philadelphia. In that case, the devices were…

Keep Employees Secure, Wherever They Are

As workers grow more dispersed, organizations need to focus on three areas to maintain security. Nearly 80% of professionals work remotely at least one day a week, and 1.55 billion others are expected to work outside the boundaries of the corporate office by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan research. This shift to a mobile…

What CISOs Need To Know Before Adopting Biometrics

Biometric techniques offer a solution to the password problem, but getting started can be tough. Here are a few things you need to know. Businesses have long sought a better way to balance end-user security and usability, and it’s clear the password-only model needs to change. Faced with employees who are unwilling to remember more…