Why every business needs a cybersecurity plan
Nine percent of Canadian IT security professionals don’t believe their organizations will fall victim to a cyberattack, despite a rash of high-profile incidents in recent years. That was one of the findings of security firm Trustwave 2017 Security Pressures Report.
How security pros can overcome operational pressures
Advanced security threats represent the biggest source of operational stress for Canadian IT professionals, with 25 percent listing it as their top concern, according to the 2017 Security Pressures Report from Chicago-based cybersecurity vendor Trustwave. Lack of budget is another major source of operational pressure, with 20 percent citing it as their biggest headache. The report is based on surveys of more than 1,600 IT professionals from around the globe.
Six ways to protect your database
As the amount of corporate digital information continues to grow, companies are putting more of their IT security efforts into protecting back-end databases. According to a recent report from Chicago-based cybersecurity company Trustwave, databases hold “a treasure trove of assets that is only getting larger as digital information grows at record rates.”
The billion dollar (social media) cybersecurity problem
Across the globe, there are over 3 billion people that access the internet and 2 billion of them have social media accounts. It’s huge. And people are spending a lot of time on those accounts – on average, users spend three hours every day on social media. It’s not just on the consumer side. Social media platforms have become a key component of business success. Some estimates are suggesting that within the next five years, CMOs will spend over 20% of their marketing budget on social.
5 threats to mobile security and how to combat them
Mobile devices have changed the way we work, offering more flexibility in how we perform our day-to-day activities. However, with these benefits come a number of mobile security threats. Here are five such dangers and how to mitigate them.
Vigilance is crucial in face of shifting cyber security threats
Entrepreneurial cybercriminals are continuously searching for new opportunities to breach corporate systems and profit from their data, and Canadian companies must be more vigilant than ever to protect their business.
Cybersecurity Threats Rise, Corporate Confidence Falls: Report
As the severity and number of cyber security attacks rises in Canada, a recent study suggests confidence among organizations is falling. This overview of the report, from Toronto IT strategy firm Scalar Decisions, details some of the main concerns of respondents, including such threats as phishing, botnet attacks and ransomware, and looks at what these companies are doing to safeguard their operations.
Help Your Employees Keep Their Smartphones Secure
A look at some of the biggest mobile security threats and how to help workers avoid them
Hacking skills shortfall putting industries at risk
It sounds pretty ironic considering how much trouble businesses around the world have been having with cyberattacks in recent years, but a new report suggests that failure of organizations to keep the hacking skills of their cybersecurity workforce are putting various industries at risk.