Healthcare challenges: Ransomware and the Internet of Things are the tip of the iceberg

2015’s Anthem and Premera breaches made the general public more aware of the importance of security in healthcare organizations. 2016 brought fewer instances of massive healthcare breaches, but sadly this does not suggest that the problem has been solved. In fact, 2016 brought a surfeit of successful ransomware attacks in a variety of industries, and medical … More Healthcare challenges: Ransomware and the Internet of Things are the tip of the iceberg

Ransomware and the Internet of Things

We all know that ransomware has become a huge problem, hitting businesses and consumers alike as it encrypts valuable data and attempting to extort sometimes large sums of money for safe recovery. But at least we can console ourselves with one thought: the threat has been confined to encrypting data on computers and web servers, … More Ransomware and the Internet of Things

It’s Safer Internet Day. So where is our Internet of Secure Things?

Today, Tuesday 10 February, has been declared “Safer Internet Day” – a day for all of us to work together to “create a better internet together”. A noble cause, and one that WeLiveSecurity strongly supports. But you’re probably fed to the back teeth with articles from us telling you to use unique hard-to-crack passwords on … More It’s Safer Internet Day. So where is our Internet of Secure Things?

5 tips to help children navigate the internet safely

The online world provides children with previously unimagined opportunities to learn and socialise, but it also opens them up to a range of hazards. How can you steer kids toward safe internet habits? The way our digital lives have become entangled with our physical world has brought new, major challenges for parents, caregivers and teachers. … More 5 tips to help children navigate the internet safely

Is your personal data all over the internet? 7 steps to cleaning up your online presence

You may not be able to disappear completely from the internet, but you can minimize your digital footprint with a few simple steps. Have you ever searched for yourself on Google? It may sound odd, but it is actually a great way to discover a tiny part of what the web knows about us. And, … More Is your personal data all over the internet? 7 steps to cleaning up your online presence