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Cyberattacks

Virsec Expands Into Japanese Market With Cornet Solutions Partnership

Virsec’s Entrance Into Japan’s Rapidly Growing Cybersecurity Market Will Provide Advanced Application-Aware Server Protection to Key Enterprises Virsec, the industry leader in application-aware server workload protection, announced its expansion into the Asian market with a partnership with Cornet Solutions, a key reseller and integrator of various high-tech niche products as a VAR (value-added-reseller) in Japan. This marks Virsec’s entrance into the rapidly-growing Japanese market to bring end-to-end, runtime protection…

IDStrong Warns Against Second Wave of Cyberattacks

Identity protection company urges consumers to prepare As the country teeters on the brink of the predicted second wave of COVID-19, IDStrong, a premier credit and identity theft monitoring company, is issuing a call to action against a parallel second wave of scams and cyberattacks. From Zoombombing to unemployment scams, Americans faced an onslaught of cyberattacks as shelter in place orders began to take hold in March. For the most part, individuals and companies acted quickly to tighten security. But just as…

DEVCON Announces Protect Elect 2020: Providing Free Access to Security Software For Media Companies

Industry-Leading Influencers and 10 Major Fortune 500 Media Companies to Launch Public Research Initiative to Defeat the Weaponization of Marketing Technology DEVCON, the industry leader in online client-side security, announced the launch of its “Protect Elect 2020” program providing publishers with free cybersecurity software in advance of the upcoming 2020 US presidential election. This first-of-its-kind initiative will combat cyberattacks on media sites and their readers by granting national and local news publishers…

Future of Cybersecurity: Best Practices for Small Businesses

Not so long ago, cybercrime was primarily associated with big business and government organizations – in other words, huge entities whose information is extremely valuable. Small and medium-sized businesses felt largely unaffected by the cybercrime scare – after all, as long as you do not move around millions of dollars, there is no reason to target you, right? Wrong. As cybercrime methods grow more sophisticated and hackers grow more numerous and organized, they more and more often turn their attention to small companies.…

TechBytes with James Litton, CEO and Co-Founder at Identity Automation

Could you tell us about your journey? What led you to start Identity Automation? I’ve worked in IT throughout my professional career. I previously worked for big companies like Coca-Cola, Veritas Software, Symantec, and Cray. My Co-founder Troy Moreland proposed the idea of starting our own identity and access management (IAM) consulting company in the early 2000s, which was the genesis of Identity Automation. When we initially started the company in 2004, we helped customers implement other IAM providers’ solutions,…

Is Security the Same as Privacy?

Cybersecurity is a necessity in today’s digital-first world. However, security and privacy have become interchangeable, when in fact, they are not the same at all. Consumers will struggle to achieve and maintain full privacy online as long as these two terms continue to be misunderstood or interchanged for one another. Security: The Privacy Pretender Security is anything from the lock on your front door to the online protection package recommended by your cybersecurity provider; it comes in all shapes and sizes.…

Data Breaches Cost U.S. Enterprises $654 Billion in 2018

Despite worldwide investments in information security products and services, cybercriminals exposed 2.8 billion consumer data records in 2018, costing more than $654 billion to U.S. corporations, according to ForgeRock’s 2019 U.S. Consumer Data Breach Report. Personally identifiable information (PII) accounted for 97% of the pilfered data including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and more. This highlights the fact that companies continue to struggle with the realities of the threat landscape, even though…

Forest-Products Companies Accelerating Their Digital Investments to Protect Market Share: Accenture

Additionally, Lower Levels of Cybersecurity Investment Limit Identification of and Response to Cyberattacks Forest-products companies plan to increase their investments in digital technologies over the next three years, in part to protect their market share and competitive advantage, according to a new report from Accenture. “In this asset-intensive industry, the application of digital technologies to collect data is not a new phenomenon” Based on a survey of 200 executives at forest-products companies in 10…