Do you know the weakest link in the security chain that protects your personal data, banking files and other kinds of critical information? It’s you. For years there was one great threat that no security system could truly stand against: the human factor.
Nowadays, IT pros from security departments answer the question of what to allow and disallow: prohibit too much and employees will start to ignore rules or they will not be able to work efficiently. Give them too much freedom and you risk critical corporate information and their precious personal files draining away at data signaling speed. There will never be a balance until we learn that we are responsible for the data leakages that we cause.Read more
There is an exclusive story on what many are stating to be the largest series of hacks ever. While the reactions among the security industry are mixed, the story does bring to the public’s attention the necessity of online security policies for all aspects of the connected life.
As our researchers have shown in the past, gathering a collection of username and passwords can be easier than many think, with many scraping programs being sold on the deep-web market to the highest bidders. And while some companies are offering paid solutions to help monitor if their accounts have been breached, this does not change the fact that the first layer of security begins at the user.Read more