Connecticut Cybersecurity

Connecticut Leads The Country With Cybersecurity Initiatives

Connecticut businesses and organizations that have been breached in a cyberattack could be protected from liability if they have adopted and implemented adequate cybersecurity protocols under a new Connecticut law. The new law has been designed to give businesses and organizations an incentive to enhance their digital defenses. While the Connecticut legislature did not succeed in passing their own privacy law like those that were passed in other states, including California, Colorado, and Virginia, the legislature was able to pass the “Act Incentivizing The Adoption Of Cybersecurity Standards For Businesses” – the bill was drafted by the legislature’s Commerce Committee … Read more

Recent Hacks and Data Breaches

Recent Hacks and Data Breaches

Recent Hacks and their effects have been amplified by a drastic shift to a work-from-home strategy that expanded an already dynamic and fragile cyber threat landscape. Forced lockdowns and other control measures required organizations to uptake new technologies and operations to facilitate the adoption of remote working frameworks. For example, cloud services’ adoption rate skyrocketed since it gave an impetus for embracing new remote working methodologies. As a result, the remote working culture saw a significant rise in cyber-attacks, such as phishing and ransomware attacks against health institutions. An expanded cyber threat environment caused the cybersecurity approaches of most enterprises … Read more

Types of Cyberattacks

Types of Cyber Attacks in 2021 (Top 22 types)

Without a doubt, cybercrime is at an all-time high today. Hackers are devising new tactics and attacks to target businesses and individuals. Understanding the popular types of cyber attacks is essential in enhancing your cybersecurity posture. This article covers the popular types of cyber attacks. We describe different human factor risks, malware, denial of service attacks, web application, and password attacks. Human Factor Cyber Attacks 1.     Phishing Phishing is a social engineering attack used to steal sensitive information, such as login credentials to online banking, usernames and passwords to personal accounts, credit card information, and social security numbers. A phishing … Read more

Top Managed IT Service Companies Share Insights Into NortonLifeLock & Avast Merger

NortonLifeLock( one of the global leaders in cyber safety) and Avast (one of the global leaders in digital security and privacy) recently announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a merger worth more than $8 billion.  According to reports, Norton will acquire all shares of Avast and will create a larger cybersecurity firm. ”Great merger. The combination of Avast’s product line with the power of LifeLock personal monitoring is a great combination for the channel”, said Michael Goldstein of LAN Infotech. ”Based on NortonLifeLock’s closing share price of USD 27.20 on July 13, 2021 (being the … Read more

Security Awareness Covid19

Security Awareness During the Covid-19 Crisis

Security incidents have increased as criminals seek to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has led to a surge in the number of cyber-attacks, malicious activities, and phishing scams, making cybersecurity awareness more significant than ever before for corporations, organizations, and other business entities. In a bid to curb the virus, employers had to implement a work from home policy. The change in the working environment has provided hackers with new opportunities to exploit. Black-hats see remote workers as a weak link that can be utilized to gain access to corporate networks and steal sensitive information, install ransomware, … Read more

impact of coronavirus on cybersecurity

The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Cybersecurity Industry

Facts About the Virus Everybody in the world is now aware of the coronavirus and the necessary measures to contain its spread. The World Health Organization describes coronavirus, which is known as SARS-CoV-2, as a respiratory syndrome that causes COVID-19 disease.[1] The disease is highly infectious and spreads through coming into contact with contaminated surfaces or mouth droplets from infected people. The main signs are high fever, breath shortness, dry coughs, and tiredness. Coronavirus first emerged in China, where experts identified the first infected person on November 17, 2019. In the space of three months, the virus has already spread … Read more

Cybersecurity Disasters

Cybersecurity Disasters You Need to Know

The cybersecurity landscape has been “quite busy” as organizations have committed many investments towards their cyber defenses. Despite this, cyber adversaries have managed to outmaneuver some companies, causing severe attacks and data breaches. Some of these are serious enough to be considered disasters. It is vital to know about the top cybersecurity disasters in recent history.  We explain their impacts and their resolutions. 1. Ransomware attacks Ransomware attacks have been prevalent. The healthcare industry alone has lost over $25 billion to ransomware attacks. A survey drawing cybersecurity professionals from various industries showed that 81% believe that this past year has … Read more

website security

Top 12 Website Security Practices for 2021

Website Security is important because hackers attack at least 50,000 websites every day. These are worrying numbers because almost every business has an online presence. The attacks target businesses of any size.  Approximately 43% of the attacks target small businesses. This means that everyone from the individual site owner to the large corporation is a target for hackers. Websites contain a lot of sensitive information. They contain sensitive data like email addresses, names, dates of births, and credit card numbers. Today, protecting information privacy is enforced in most information compliance regulations. Adopting website security best practices is a step towards … Read more

Social Media Security

19 Social Media Security Best Practices

Social Media Security has quickly become one of the most important issues facing business and individuals. Unlike a few years ago, social networking has asserted itself as one of the primary means for communication. Large corporations and individual users alike prefer the channel for various reasons. The most common ones are the ability to communicate with millions of users at a go, connecting to people from any part of the world, and facilitating the sharing of all types of media. Such include pictures, videos, text messages, and voice and video calls. Despite its popularity, social media poses security risks due … Read more

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

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

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

What is the best IT certification to have?

What is the best IT certification to have?

A picture is worth a thousand words. There are a ton of IT certifications but the monster of all certifications is the Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) Certification by ISC2. There are a number of reasons that the CISSP is one of the most sought after and highly acclaimed certifications in the IT industry. First, the CISSP exam is very difficult to pass. The pass rate usually hovers right around 50%. The difficulty of the test means that the folks who are able to pass really know their stuff. The test is mind bending and even people who are highly … Read more

Your W2 Form is For Sale on the Dark Web

Your W2 Form is For Sale on the Dark Web

Tax Season is a Hacker’s Dream The “dark web” is where hackers turn to sell the valuable personal data that they have stolen from their unsuspecting victims.  They sell your personal information like social security numbers, bank account details, hacked passwords, credit card account information, and even your W2 tax forms. How do they get your W2 Form? In the past W2 forms that have been sold on the dark web have been traced to compromises from payroll providers.  Phishing emails have lead to compromises at these types of companies.  But the leaks are also suspected to be from employees … Read more

5 Interesting Cyber Crime Stories

5 Interesting Cyber Crime Stories

Living in this Internet Era, cybercrime has become a reality. Most of us might not have been a victim of this novel and digital world crime, but many have experienced it, ranging from individual to enterprises. These incidents stories reach us after the forensic investigators try to reverse the crime scene and get the artifacts so that the world is aware of rising crimes. This blog aims to provide five interesting cybercrime stories to help you get aware and be safe while you live in the cyber world. Story 1 A retired GP in the UK is under trial accused … 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

GDPR Summary: 5 steps to get GDPR compliant

GDPR Summary: 5 steps to get GDPR compliant

Internet came into being in the early 80s and continued to evolve in decades. It provided a novel way of relaying information from its traditional physical form to electronic form. The information in electronic form is composed of binary 1s and 0s in its fundamental form. Over the years the world has gone through massive digitization of information which is commonly known as ‘Data’. Today, we are living in the world of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Internet of Things and various rising technologies, data is becoming a new gold. Many refer to data as a new oil of the 21st … Read more

AI Weaponization

AI Weaponization

Artificial intelligence technologies are now being leveraged to execute intelligent cyberattacks. Hackers are combining open-source AI technologies with malware to create these AI-based attacks.  This is a trend that is creating new types of advanced and sophisticated threats. AI technologies are used to conceal the malware embedded in applications. Using AI, the malicious behavior of the code is not triggered until the application reaches a particular target. Cybercriminals usually conceal the unwanted information through applying an AI model and then derives a private key to determine the time and place of unlocking the hidden malware. AI Triggers Any type of … Read more

There are 2.9 Million Open Cyber Security Jobs in the US

There are 2.9 Million Open Cyber Security Jobs in the US

Companies are finding it very difficult to hire qualified Cyber Security professionals. Cyber Seek has completed a study that shows that there is a gap of at least 2.9 million cybersecurity jobs.  The most job openings are in Northern Virginia.   Northern Virginia is a hotbed for cyber jobs because of growing areas like Ashburn, VA.  Ashburn is a technology hub that has more fiber optic cable than most places in the world.  Ashburn is filled with technology companies’ non-descript data centers. California is the 2nd state when it comes to the cyber jobs gap.  Silicone Valley, Microsoft, and hundreds of … 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