Identity-Related Breaches Hit 84% of US Firms in 2021

Identity-Related Breaches Hit 84% of US Firms in 2021

The number of security breaches stemming from stolen or compromised identities has reached epidemic proportions, according to new data from the non-profit Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA). The IDSA polled 500 US identity and security professionals to compile...
Reexamining the “5 Laws of Cybersecurity” Part 2

Reexamining the “5 Laws of Cybersecurity” Part 2

Document Everything and Audit Regularly This rule is actually two rules in one.  Part of maximizing visibility and uncovering vulnerabilities is regular and consistent internal auditing. To most security professionals, an audit is a tedious, and painful process. ...
Reexamining the “5 Laws of Cybersecurity” Part 1

Reexamining the “5 Laws of Cybersecurity” Part 1

Nearly a year ago, journalist Martin Banks codified “Five Laws of Cybersecurity”. Cybersecurity is a complicated field, and any way to simplify its many facets into short, easy-to-remember maxims is always welcome. The five laws are a very good start towards...
Smishing and Vishing Attempts Surged in 2021

Smishing and Vishing Attempts Surged in 2021

Proofpoint Records 100,000 Phone-Based Attacks Each Day SMS phishing (smishing) attacks more than doubled year-on-year in 2021 as cyber-criminals looked to exploit human error to compromise devices, according to Proofpoint. The security vendor’s latest annual Human...