The Top 5 Cybersecurity Myths That Need to Die

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Cybersecurity Myths Man in Suit Looking at a White Wall With Two Direction Arrows Pointed To Fact or Myths

Cybersecurity myths are pervasive ideas people have about cybersecurity that weaken your cybersecurity posture. These myths often are defense mechanisms, rationalizations for apathy and inaction. It is important to dispel these myths. Otherwise, you could be opening yourself, or your business, to vulnerability. Cybersecurity Myth #1: Cybersecurity is the IT Guy’s Problem If you work … Read more

What is a Hacktivist?

Author(s):

Patrick Putman, ,

Anonymous Hacktivist Mask

Hacking is no longer just about breaking into a computer to steal money or data. Hackers have developed new methods of influencing policy and bringing about change. Especially with society’s heightened sense of political awareness. Subsequently, they are turning internet activism as a way of spreading their idealism. Simply put, a hacktivist is someone who … Read more

What is Open Source Intelligence?

Author(s):

Patrick Putman, ,

Camera surveying road, Open Source Intelligence abstract

There are two methods of data collection and information gathering used in military observation. Covert gathering refers to the use of clandestine, or secret data sources. As a result, covert methods are often illegal due to being performed secretively. Overt data collection refers to methods used openly or in plain sight. Overt does not involve … Read more

Malicious Software- What About It?

Author(s):

Lauren Engelbrecht, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Frustrated Man massages his head in frustration as his laptop is taken over by Malware. Floating files surround him with skull and bones symbols.

Malware, or malicious software, is purposely designed to cause damage and infect your computer, and give access of your computers contents to cyber criminals. Whereas the development of malware previously was limited to amateurs…