Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities

As cities turn to IoT to address long-standing urban problems, what are the risks of leaving cybersecurity behind at the planning phase? You’ve probably heard the term “smart cities” – that is, the idea that extensive use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to monitor energy, utilities and transportation infrastructure can lead to cost savings, … More Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities

Do companies take cybersecurity seriously enough?

Many companies are ranking cybersecurity as a top 5 priority but their actions do not measure up to the claim, a survey finds. The hard truth that companies must face is that there is no way that cybersecurity risk can be fully eliminated. On the other hand, there are steps that organizations can take to … More Do companies take cybersecurity seriously enough?

Privacy legislation may soon affect smaller businesses

Why smaller businesses cannot afford to ignore how they gather, store and protect data. Between breaches and privacy gaffes at global mega-corporations, more people are on edge about protecting digital data. Consumers want to be able to control what companies collect and store, and many businesses want to be able to recoup costs for online … More Privacy legislation may soon affect smaller businesses

540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

The databases, sitting unprotected on cloud servers, contained reams of information amassed by two apps integrated with the social network. Two caches of data on millions of Facebook users were recently discovered sitting unprotected on cloud-computing servers. In one security lapse, no fewer than 540 million records on Facebook users were found lying around in … More 540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

Defending your company from cyberattack

ESET CTO Juraj Malcho outlines some of the ways in which organizations can reduce their cybersecurity risk. Given our growing digital dependency, cybersecurity incidents and the exploitation of security soft spots can have serious and cascading ramifications for businesses and their customers. Recent history has seen no shortage of high-profile cyberattacks and data breaches, giving … More Defending your company from cyberattack

Seven out of ten see criminal hacking as big risk to health, safety, prosperity

Recent survey shows hacking as a major threat to quality of life. Do criminals hacking into computer systems pose a risk to your health, safety, or prosperity? If you ask people this question, the answer is likely to be a resounding yes! Last month we put this question to 750 people in the US and … More Seven out of ten see criminal hacking as big risk to health, safety, prosperity

Cybersecurity becoming a key boardroom agenda item

An increase in the number of cyberattacks and growing awareness of the threat has made cybersecurity a key boardroom level agenda item. After previous research showed just 1 in 7 security chiefs report to the CEO, according to a new study from Marsh, there has been a discernable increase in the understanding of cyberthreats among board … More Cybersecurity becoming a key boardroom agenda item