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

essential cybersecurity controls

Ten Essential Cybersecurity Controls

Cybersecurity controls are essential because hackers constantly innovate smarter ways of executing attacks, aided by technological advancements. In response, organizations have to implement the best safeguards to strengthen their security postures. Developing a holistic approach entails adhering to international standards, complying with various regulations, and deploying defense-in-depth strategies. Cybersecurity controls are the countermeasures that companies implement to detect, prevent, reduce, or counteract security risks. They are the measures that a business deploys to manage threats targeting computer systems and networks. The controls keep on changing to adapt to an evolving cyber environment. As such, every organization requires to understand the … 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

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

The Basics of CyberCrime

The Basics of CyberCrime

Definition and Overview of Cybercrime Cybercrime is also referred to as computer Crime, which is merely the use of a computer or an electronic gadget that can access the internet to commit illegal acts such as trafficking in intellectual property and child pornography, violation of privacy, fraud among other unlawful ends. Cybercrime over the internet has over the years grown substantively owing to advancements in technology in today’s world. Today, major societal issues such as entertainment, commerce, and government operations are operated over the internet. This makes its users vulnerable to cybercriminals. The Americans are known to be among the … Read more

The Bloomberg article about Supermicro Supply Chain Hardware Hack

The Bloomberg article about Supermicro Supply Chain Hardware Hack

Everyone is talking about the Bloomberg Businessweek’s volatile report alleging that Chinese spies had implanted surveillance chips in the motherboards of computer servers. The report is not standing up to the smell test.  As president Trump would say – This is fake news. Apple, Amazon, and the other involved parties delivered strong denials.  If these companies saw any potential truth in the article they would have not issued such strong denials.  For one thing – if there was any truth in the article then each of these companies would have a high liability for misleading the public with the denials. … Read more