For all the benefits IT in general and the Internet specifically have given us, it has also introduced significant risks to our well-being and way of life. Yet cybersecurity is still not a priority for a majority of people and organizations. No amount of warnings about the risks associated with poor cybersecurity have helped drive significant change. Neither have real-world … [Read more...] about Cyber War: The Fastest Way to Improve Cybersecurity?
On March 21, 2018 the New York Times reported that the White House was going to take aggressive action against China for illegal trade practices as well as intellectual property theft. The administration is right to do so. Drive thru middle America and you’ll see closed factories whose products are now manufactured in China. For the past few decades China has implemented an … [Read more...] about White House Takes Action Against Chinese Intellectual Property Theft
Perhaps you’ve decided to emphasize productivity more than ever in your workplace and want to know whether it’s legal to use software that tracks how employees use their computers. Below, we’ll investigate the laws surrounding that issue and why you might want to see what employees do — or fail to do — as well as introduce three monitoring tools to try. The Basics of the Legal … [Read more...] about 3 Software Programs That Let Businesses Monitor Employees’ Computers
On January 4, 2017 CTO Vision published a blog post titled “Are you ready for a state-sponsored cyber attack?” In hindsight, the blog post should have been titled “Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?” Zombie malware combines the most deadly aspects of malware and zombie computers into one horrible mess. Typically malware gets into a compute device via … [Read more...] about Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?
Social media has become an integral part of society, and having a presence on these platforms is a must for businesses in the present world. Barely a decade ago, only a small proportion of the globe were exposed to social media. A few years later, the list of social media networks has continued to grow and impact the society. In 2008, only 24 percent of the United States … [Read more...] about Leveraging Social Media to Expand Business Data Globally
It used to be that workers would come into the office, sit at their desk, work for eight hours (with a break for lunch in there somewhere), and then go home. Now, however, work is moving out of the office and into, well… everywhere else. With teleconferencing, smartphones, cloud computing, and a long line of other mobile technologies, today’s workforce has evolved. Workers are … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity Protocols to Implement in an Always-Connected Workforce
We live in times of extreme technological hooliganism, where small groups or even individuals can cause asymmetric damage from a distance. This was proven several times over the last few months, most famously in the 21 October attacks against Dyn that impacted many of Dyn's clients, including Amazon, Twitter, Reddit, Airbnb, New York times, Spotfiy, Netflix and many … [Read more...] about Nation-Blanking DDoS Attacks Launched By Individuals Now Proven Able To Take Entire Nation’s Off The Net