Smart City Security

Smart City Security

Smart cities are the future of technology. We are quickly becoming dependent on computers to run cities. Smart city technology addresses issues like energy, transportation, and utilities. This technology works to reduce resource consumption and waste to reduce costs. The smart city aims to enhance the quality of living of the people who live in it through the use of intelligent technology. Importance of Security in Smart City Security is an essential aspect of the success of a smart city. Security can be a challenge due to the involvement of many technologies and the interconnections of different networks and components. … Read more

cybersecurity laws

Cybersecurity Laws – A Complete Overview

Technology has grown exponentially over the past two decades. As time goes by, we continuously benefit from and increase our dependence on technology. Web applications, drones, mobile applications, industrial automation, machine learning applications, and other technologies have changed our lives. But there are immense dangers that these technologies bring us. Therefore, our governments have introduced cybersecurity laws. The Scale of the cyber threat The United States government spends approximately 19 billion dollars every year on cybersecurity. But cyber-attacks continue to increase every year rapidly.There are three main threats cybersecurity efforts attempt to mitigate: Cybercrime: includes single or colluded acts to … Read more

IoT Cybersecurity Issues

IoT Cybersecurity Issues

The Internet of things encompasses all components that are interconnected by a worldwide computer network and communicate with each other. The components transmit data through shared resources like servers and storage devices. Security becomes paramount to all these components because these devices can be used by hackers. Hackers may gain access to confidential information. The Internet of things helps in sharing resources and making life better, but also it comes with challenges.  Your cybersecurity is critical when it comes to the internet of things (IoT). This article describes the effects of poor IoT security. Loss of information and data Just … Read more

Guidelines for Cybersecurity on Ships

Guidelines for Cybersecurity on Ships

Ships have become a target for cyber attacks. Hackers know that many of the ships are vulnerable, making them easy to hack. One of the things that have made ships an easy target is because they often do not take security precautions. Most of them do not have instruments that prevent and protect them from cyberattacks. They rely on old technology, which has many vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities make them easy to be attacked by hackers who have sophisticated technology. Ships need to invest in new technology, and they also need to have security standards to protect them from hackers. Security … Read more

Challenges in cybersecurity that are hard to protect yourself from

Challenges in cybersecurity that are hard to protect yourself from

As we continue to look for ways to curb cyber threats, companies and individuals are increasingly facing more and advanced threats. Cybercriminals use various methods to execute their threats. There is no clear way to deal with or to eradicate cyber crime though there are some ways we can limit the risk and protect ourselves from these criminals. Some challenges in cybersecurity are more complex than others and are more challenging. In this article, we are going to walk you through some of these threats that are somehow very hard to mitigate. Some of these threats are from outside the … Read more

Tips to Avoid Becoming a Social Engineering Victim

Tips to Avoid Becoming a Social Engineering Victim

Cybercriminals are smart, sneaky, and are becoming more creative with how they conduct cyber-attacks. Social engineering is a core tool that is being used by these malicious people to execute their plans and exploit their targets to the fullest.  They will use all their best techniques and skills to lure you into their traps. You need to know how to avoid these bad minded people who can easily manipulate you if you are not careful. These hackers are hoping that you are naïve, and you do not know what to do.  Here are a few tips to help you avoid … Read more

Security Issues in 5G Networks

Security Issues in 5G Networks

The rollout of AT&T and Verizon 5G NETWORKS is in progress. Several cities are being turned up for 5G, and there are many more in the planning stages. People are anxiously waiting for 5G and are excited about how it will take network speed to another level.  5G promises much higher speed and greater reliability. 5G will change the way network devices communicate as it will deliver significant advances in the technology sector. But as with any new technology rollout, there are severe security implications that need to be considered and addressed. Network security One of the significant issues that … Read more

Basic principles of Ethical Hacking - Footprinting

Basic principles of Ethical Hacking – Footprinting

The first step in ethical hacking is to gather information on the target system. The tools and techniques used to gather this information is called Footprinting. Footprinting includes gathering information about the network, host and also people who work in that organization. It is a key process that needs to be done thoroughly for any ethical hacker to be successful. Security posture Footprinting helps in assessing the security posture of an organization. It allows the ethical hacker to learn the IP addresses, DNS information, operating systems, phone numbers, email ids, and other valuable information.  Footprinting can provide an overview of … Read more

Three Easy Ways to Protect Your Website from Cyber Attacks

Three Easy Ways to Protect Your Website from Cyber Attacks

You might not think that your website is a target for hacking. The truth is, however, that all websites are targets for hackers. It is best to take action to mitigate the threat from hackers before you end up being a victim. Installation of a secure socket layer in your website Security socket layer (SSL) will guard your website from intruders. SSL will enable your website to submit personal and financial information securely. Getting and installing an SSL certificate is quite easy. In most cases you just need to order the SSL certificate from your website host. Their technical team … Read more

Top hacking techniques

Top hacking techniques

Hackers have been coming up with different ways of hacking, and it is time for you to know those techniques for you to be on the safe side. When you get to know their tricks, you will be able to keep yourself safe and be able to counter any malicious activity that may be planned against you. Denial of service (DoS) This attack is accomplished by hackers taking down servers or sites by flooding them with a lot of traffic. Hackers use Botnets – hundreds or thousands of maliciously controlled computers – to flood the target with so many requests … Read more

Ways Hackers Get Into Your Website

Ways Hackers Get Into Your Website

Hackers know that many websites are not secure and are easy targets. In 2019 the number of hacked websites rose by 32 percent. This is alarming and shows how risky websites can be. Google believes that this number will continue to grow. There are many different ways in which hackers can get into your website. Uninstalled Security updates The lack of essential updates to your website may put your site at risk. Always be on the safe side by making sure that you have updated your web server software, CMS, plugins, and all the software that is being used by … Read more

How airplanes should protect themselves from cyber threats 

How airplanes should protect themselves from cyber threats 

There are always more than five thousand planes on the skies every single minute and most of these aircraft rely on software for their operations. Any failure in the airline industry or even just a single airline could lead to a massive grounding of planes or worse! Air traffic management has embraced the use of digital technologies in airports and for a supply chain in order to improve efficiencies. Cyber criminals may have taken advantage of this to create an access point to the systems in order to steal data or to create damages. There is a greater need for … Read more

HACKING IS NOT BAD UNLESS DONE WITH THE WRONG INTENTION

HACKING IS NOT BAD UNLESS DONE WITH THE WRONG INTENTION

Cyber security can be defined as the measures that are taken in order to protect computers or electronic devices from criminals who are seeking unauthorized data. In the previous years, cybersecurity was not a concern because there were very few breaches. Companies and business organizations had no problem protecting their data because all they had to do use password protection. But when hackers realized that they could make money by exploiting vulnerabilities, everything changed. Why hacking is not a bad thing when it is not intentional Is hacking a bad thing? Some may say it’s against the law to hack … Read more

What we need to learn from Facebook Cyber security breaches

What we need to learn from Facebook Cyber security breaches

Just recent, we have witnessed major Facebook cyber security breach. It has affected over fifty million user accounts. A British analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica was involved in this scandal in which they accessed data for this user accounts. Facebook it is still facing scrutiny over how private information of its users is being handled. Many of the users are concerned and the fear over their security is something that they are looking for answers. The organization had not faced such challenge for the last 14 years of its existence, this was unique and challenging. It was alleged that through the … Read more

Importance of Cybersecurity in Military

Importance of Cybersecurity in Military

The basic role of the military is to provide security to every citizen and it cannot protect the citizens if it cannot protect itself. The mass embracement of information technologies has triggered the risk of cyber-attacks. There is a greater need for the military to join hands with all the stakeholders and professionals to create awareness and provide secure cyberspace through the provision of resilient and robust capabilities. The major focus of these capabilities is to detect, Defend, respond to and prevent cyber-attacks that can by any chance affect the military systems and networks that in turn may have verse … Read more

Guarding Ourselves from Cybersecurity Threats

Guarding Ourselves from Cybersecurity Threats

We cannot live without technology, it has changed the way we live and do things. We will agree with me that life without technology will be a very difficult one since we have gotten used to technology helping us to live a good life. Your workplace relies on technology, from communication, sending files, meetings, financial transactions and even transportation.  Technology is in control of what we do, how we do it and every day, we are discovering new ways of doing things using technology. However, as we rely of technology, we need to ask ourselves important questions, are we totally … Read more

Tips to Increase your Cybersecurity

Tips to Increase your Cybersecurity

Often, many people think that cybercrime is just about hackers out there who want to steal their financial information. This is not the case; cybercrime entails a lot and includes even terrorism. There are so many concerns apart from financial threats. It’s so unfortunate that cybercrime is continually evolving day by day and new and more complicated cases arise yearly. The truth is that there are some things you can do to protect yourself against the attackers or hackers but the reality is that there is no way we can completely keep ourselves safe. Before you treat a disease you … Read more

The Future of Cyber Security

The Future of Cyber Security

The rate at which cybercrime is rising is alarming. Almost every week, a high profile cybercrime is reported. Every business is in its own unique stage of digital transformation, however, it doesn’t matter the far your business has gone, security should be the topmost priority as it has always been and will always be the first consideration. Information Technology Dependence Information technology and Cybersecurity are tightly connected to each other; this means that future cybersecurity is tightly tied to the advancement of the cyberspace and future information technology. In this generation, almost all the critical systems are interconnected and driven … Read more

Countering Cybersecurity Attacks

Countering Cybersecurity Attacks

It is a cry of every person, organization and even countries that a long lasting solution for cybersecurity is found.  Every day, reports of growing number of cases concerning breach in cybersecurity are reported and the risk increases daily due to growing number of interconnected devices being added to the internet.  Your information and data is not one hundred percent secure in your computer because you are exposed to the outside world. You never know who is trying to access your information. What is cybersecurity? Cybersecurity is processes and practices that work together to ensure integrity, authentication, confidentiality and availability … Read more

Cybersecurity Certifications You Need to Do

Cybersecurity Certifications You Need to Do

In the current world, technology has taken over; companies in the world have embraced the use of technology to save resources.  Many companies are looking for the right people to employ who have competitive skills to help the organization become better. To become relevant in the job market today, you must have some certification in cybersecurity to gain skills that you need to not only stay competitive but to help you be able to counter-attack any cyber threat that comes your way. In this article, I am going to walk you through some of the cybersecurity certifications that you need … Read more

Increasing demand for accredited cyber security professionals

Increasing demand for accredited cyber security professionals

It has been reported by Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) that cybersecurity professionals believe organizations are facing cybersecurity skills shortage and that workload for cybersecurity professionals has increased as years goes by. Also, the report states that skills which have a significant shortage are security investigation analysis, software security, and cloud computing security. This report shows that the market is lacking enough cybersecurity professionals who have competitive skills. Keeping up to date with new skills and knowledge is essential Many organizations continue to server in silence because their needs in secure systems and networks are not met, and if they … Read more

Countering Cyber Security Attacks

Countering Cyber Security Attacks

It is a cry of every person, organization, and even countries that long-lasting solution for cybersecurity is found.  Every day, reports of a growing number of cases concerning breach in cybersecurity are reported, and the risk increases daily due to the increasing number of interconnected devices being added to the internet.  Your information and data are not hundred percent secure in your computer, majorly because, you are exposed to the outside world and you never know who is trying to access your information. What is cybersecurity? Cybersecurity is the processes and practices that work together to ensure integrity, authentication, confidentiality, … Read more

Top Malware Attacks that Prove IOT Needs Security

Top Malware Attacks that Prove IOT Needs Security

You may think you are safe when you put your login credentials to your social media account, but you need to take care of yourself.  Social media and other anything you access online is not safe anymore, do not trust any online platform with your information or data. Always have your doubts every time you access websites in your internet space, never be overconfidence, have some smart cybersecurity strategies that will protect you because cyber hackers are not sleeping, but thinking of a new way to access information that might be of benefit to them.  Many hackers use sophisticated software … Read more

Cyber Risk Management

Cyber Risk Management

Overview of Cyber Risk Management Cyber Risk Management, is only defined as the combination of policies, personnel, processes, and technologies that aid organizations to achieve a level of exposure in a manner that is cost effective. Cyber-attacks continue getting large and growing with the growing times. This is costing individuals as well as companies millions of money. Organizations all over are struggling with regular monitoring, communication between cyber security and business models. Entrepreneurs and business moguls foresee Cyber Risk management as the next evolution in security for organizations and enterprise technology risks. This is however specific to organizations that rely … Read more

Cybersecurity Threats in the Banking Sector

Cybersecurity Threats in the Banking Sector

Over the last half a decade, Cyber-attacks has been considered as one of the biggest threat to the financial institution. Cyber criminal’s skill and techniques have evolved with technology; they have become more organized forming groups like Lazurus making it difficult for financial services to have the upper hand in the war on cybercrime.   The loss from cybercrime is substantial in the banking sector raging from litigations, to cost of preventing another breach and a dent to the reputation of the institution. Financial service providers such as the banking sector are more likely to be targeted compared to any other … Read more