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

Work from Home Cyber Risks

Work from Home Cyber Risks

Many organizations allow employees to carry some work home as the strategy increases productivity and provides more flexible schedules, among other advantages. However, working remotely introduces some cyber risks that threaten the organization’s cybersecurity posture. It is, therefore, necessary for every organization to be familiar with the different types of risks associated with remote working approaches before implementing such a move to reap its numerous benefits. Home Setups are Often Insecure In most cases, a home setup that features a network connection and devices used to access confidential corporate data may have insufficient security. For instance, it may lack a … 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

IoT in the Smart Home: Challenges and Solution

IoT in the Smart Home: Challenges and Solution

Only five years ago there was a breeze of IoT everywhere, and people were talking about vision 2020 where 20 billion IoT devices would be online. Now in 2019, we are close to that reality, and IoT is rapidly evolving into the atmosphere in various fields. All the tech giants are now considering the IoT as it finds a lot of applications in smart homes, vehicular networks, healthcare, big data, etc. A recent survey in the US shows more than 50% population willing to spend $500 on smart home devices and appliances. IoT is most widely deployed in smart homes … 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

Securing Network Printers

Securing Network Printers

IoT is among many buzz words of today and is one of the technologies guiding our future lifestyle. According to data and analytics company, Global Data, the IoT business is projected to reach $318bn by 2023.   Given this, there is a high interest in IoT. However, the security of IoT is a growing concern as more and more devices are connected online and are likely to be hacked and exploited due to their poor security features. Network printers are now widely connected all over the internet and are quite useful. Unfortunately, as an IoT device facing the public internet, printers … 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

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

Why hackers love patching

Why hackers love patching

When a company issues a patch to fix security issues the bad guys start salivating.  They know that in many cases they now have the opportunity to take advantages of vulnerabilities that the previously did not know about. Hackers can easily reverse engineer patches. When a patch is released a hacker will first review the published issues that the newly released patch intends to fix.  Many times the hacker can read the publisher’s write up and get a good handle of the severity of the vulnerabilities that are being patched.  If the patch details lead one to believe that the … Read more

Every day we hear about new security breaches.  Why don't people take more precautions?

Every day we hear about new security breaches. Why don’t people take more precautions?

There are high profile Cyber Security breaches almost Daily Cybersecurity breaches seem to be a Continuous part of modern life, With a new high-profile leak or hack occurring almost daily. Regardless of this, however,  individuals still aren’t taking adequate measures to safeguard their data. In a poll of over 1,000 individuals living in the United Kingdom, nearly a quarter — 23 percent — admitted to regularly using either their name or date of birth as their password in online accounts.  This makes them easy targets for hackers.  People still 0nly use one or two passwords for all of their online … 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

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

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

The Top 15 Most Used  Passwords Will Make You Laugh... or Cry

The Top 15 Most Used Passwords Will Make You Laugh… or Cry

Every year the guys at SplashData analyze millions of hacked and leaked passwords from websites and online services.  They then publish this most commonly used passwords that they find. It is never a good idea to use such obvious passwords because there is virtually no security.  In fact, it is a common practice for hackers to simply run through the list of common passwords with multiple user names.  Boom – they get access to your private information and can use it to gain more information and cause damage. Here is the list.  1. 123456                … Read more

CASP vs. CISSP - My Experience

CASP vs. CISSP – My Experience

I decided to take the CASP exam for only one reason… There is only one reason that I initially took the CASP exam instead of the CISSP. I did not make the decision logically.  I did not know the real differences between the tests. I took the CASP test first because I thought it would be easier to pass.  Plain and Simple – I thought that I would have a better chance to pass the CASP than the CISSP.  I heard that the CISSP was one of the most challenging and dreaded tests.  I heard story after story about people … 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