Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the field of cybersecurity, offering advanced capabilities to defend against ever-evolving threats. As organizations increasingly adopt AI-powered solutions, it is crucial for individuals and businesses to stay informed about the implications of this technology. Here are the top 5 considerations for a cyber world with AI. 1. Understand AI Limitations While AI can bolster cybersecurity defenses, it is vital to understand its limitations. AI algorithms rely on data for training and decision-making, making them susceptible to biased or incomplete information. Additionally, AI may struggle to adapt to new or unknown threats, as it requires historical
Data breaches are a huge concern in today’s interconnected world. Organizations of all sizes are at risk of falling victim to malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to sensitive information. Understanding how data breaches occur and implementing effective preventive measures is crucial for safeguarding valuable data and maintaining customer trust. Below we will demystify data breaches by exploring their common causes and outlining the top 5 steps organizations can take to prevent them. 1. Strengthening Network Security One of the primary ways data breaches occur is through vulnerabilities in an organization’s network security. Cyber criminals exploit weaknesses
Most people think cybersecurity breaches only happen to large enterprise organizations, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Increasingly, small businesses are the victims of sophisticated cyber crime due to the lack of security technologies and procedures they have in place. The consequences for a cyber attack on a small business are just as severe, if not far worse, as they are for large organizations. This can include loss of revenue, reputational damage, legal liability, and unfortunately in many cases, can even shut a business down. Luckily, there are a few steps small businesses can take to protect themselves
Why Threat Modeling is so Difficult and What You Can Do About It Organizations are made up of assets, systems, and data. These big three are all under constant threat from a wide variety of risks, from bad actors to careless employees. By going through the process of threat modeling, organizations can identify, assess, and prioritize risk to effectively and reliably mitigate actual or potential malicious events. Despite how simple the process may seem, however, many organizations struggle to do the modeling correctly, leaving them falsely confident in their protections. In this post, we’ll look at why it’s such a
More often than not, companies take a reactive approach to security compliance as opposed to a proactive one. Reactive security compliance can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor that also puts the organization at risk. Reacting to an audit notice or security breach is not a sustainable or effective way to run your security team. Security breaches have endless negative connotations that can drive away loyal customers while also damaging your brand. To move from reactive to proactive, there are a few steps organizations can take. Regular Employee Training The only way to be sure your employees are aware of
Ahh, the holiday’s are finally here! The most wonderful time of the year filled with laughter, cheer, and finally, some time away from the office. For many of us, this is the time of year to sit back, relax, and not think about work. However, for security teams, this time of year can be a major headache. With employees working remotely, everyone taking time off, and online safety being the last thing on everyone’s minds as they rush to order last minute gifts, SOC teams are pressed to be more vigilant and secure greater perimeters with sometimes fewer resources.
The sixth annual awards program recognized the best of Maryland’s cybersecurity ecosystem. BALTIMORE, MD – October 19th, 2022 – After being named a Finalist earlier this month, CAMI announced at the 2022 Cybersecurity Awards Ceremony that startup CyDeploy has won the Company to Watch Award. This award recognizes leading-edge cybersecurity products and services, along with change-makers and innovators, that contribute to our nation’s cybersecurity ecosystem. CyDeploy is a quickly rising cybersecurity tech company that uses an artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) model to create and execute functional tests for IT and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. CyDeploy Founder and CEO Tina
The biggest question on every security team’s mind is always, “Are we at risk of an attack?” Statistically, the answer to that is probably “yes.” It’s difficult to 100% account for every potential intrusion point because there are always new phishing attempts and new vulnerabilities to exploit in our ever-changing digital world. That doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything, however. Staying on top of common scams, basic cybersecurity, and paying attention can help you recognize the signs of an active cyber attack. For Leaders If you notice any of the following signs, alert your security team right away! 1.
While phishing has historically been the most popular cyber attack, in recent months, packet sniffing has become more and more prominent across industries. Packet sniffing can be a lot sneakier and much more intrusive than other cyber crimes, since it involves someone actually monitoring your network. You can think of it as a bug in your network looking around for personal information, from passwords to bank information to full names and addresses. Sniffing was originally created to monitor networks and keep them running smoothly, but criminals adapted them in recent years and their use is fast growing. Two types of
Breaking into the cyber field can seem like a daunting task, especially for those highly technical cybersecurity roles. This month’s post is here to show you the steps you can take to get into cybersecurity without the commitment of a four-year degree. ZipRecruiter reports that the national average for entry-level Cybersecurity Analysts is around $77,000. With a labor shortage and highly lucrative salaries, it’s the perfect time to dive into cybersecurity! You can protect our nation’s security, explore your passion, and earn big all at the same time! If you’re ready for a career switch, but don’t want to commit to