It Pays To Know: Ransomware Basics

Ransomware. It’s been described by security companies and news agencies alike as an “epidemic.” New strains are constantly detected in the wild and many are using original techniques — such as creating a unique encryption key for each file locked down — to frustrate security companies and convince users they should pay. While there’s no way to completely shield devices from ransomware attacks and payment demands, knowing the basics can both reduce user anxiety and limit the chances of becoming a victim.

How To Prevent Key Cyber Security Mistakes

Cyber security is a huge industry — it’s already worth more than $122 billion annually, and is projected to surpass $200 billion by 2021. Put simply? Companies worried about data breaches and zero-day cyber threats now are willing to spend on InfoSec. The problem? Big spending and solid security don’t always go hand in hand. Here’s a look at five critical cyber security mistakes companies are making — and how to prevent them.

Are Your Developers Writing Secure Code? Give Them The Right Tools

At the recent Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, keynote speaker Dan Kaminsky of security firm White Ops argued that for developers to create secure code, they need better tools. As noted by Network World, Kaminsky believes that it’s time to toss the notion of application safety stemming exclusively from the type of code used — ditching C for Python solves some problems, but isn’t a cure-all. If the end-user experience suffers as a result, companies will often pass on security to get their app out the door. Bottom line? Your developers want to write secure code; here are four tools to help them do it.