Comparing the Cybersecurity Methods Between Private Accountants and Accounting Services

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

Cybersecurity and Accounting

Financial technology (Fintech) is the lifeblood of accountants these days. Whether accountants work for private clients or operate services for larger firms on a public level, they need the tools, software, and technology for accurately and quickly tracking finances and auditing systems. But now, facing a digital landscape plagued by more cybersecurity threats than ever … Read more

The Worst DDoS Attacks in Recent History and How to Protect Your Business from Them

Author(s):

John Black, Senior Content Writer, Globex IT Solutions

DDoS Attacks - WAF

There has been an alarming increase in DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks in the last year. The majority of businesses in various industries along with their different processes have no choice but to shift online to ensure business continuity. There was sudden transfer to remote operations and telecommuting, which logically meant more access to … Read more

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Securing Endpoints: The Gateways to Your Enterprise

Author(s):

Nikhil Narayan, Product Marketer, ManageEngine

Securing Endpoints - Network

Endpoints across an IT network lay the foundation of every modern-day enterprise.  These endpoints, comprising of laptops, desktops, and mobile devices that connect to the business’s network are seen by malicious actors as potential gateways for data breaches and malware intrusions. According to a study released by Quantitative, the average cost of a data breach … Read more

Cybersecurity Acronyms – A Practical Glossary

Author(s):

Lauren Abshire, Editor, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Cybersecurity Acronyms

Whether you are a cybersecurity professional, an end-user, just starting in cybersecurity or interested in the field, this cybersecurity acronym practical glossary is for everyone. Cybersecurity acronyms can be confusing, especially with some acronyms having dual meanings – think IP address and IP for Intellectual Property – and some acronyms having very slight differences. Here, … Read more

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How to Become a SOC Analyst

Author(s):

Glenn Mabry, Senior Instructor/Security Researcher, Advanced Security

How to Become a SOC Analyst

A Security Operations Center, or SOC, is one of the most important departments for any modern business. It is here that the organization’s cybersecurity team does their job, monitoring and analyzing their security networks in case of bad actors or other cyber-attacks. Working in a SOC can be extremely exciting, but the journey to that … Read more

Problems With Anti-Virus Software and Alternative Solutions

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Anti-Virus software is the layman’s solution to cybersecurity. Functioning as a first line of defense, Anti-Virus software works to prevent, detect, and remove malware from your computer. However, Anti-Virus software is not a cure all solution. In fact, IMB Knowledge Center published a piece on the limitations of Anti-Virus protection. In the article, they cite … Read more

The Importance of Protected Digital Assets

Author(s):

Frankie Wallace, ,

Digital Assets

A significant number of your digital assets, whether personal or professional, are now digital in this current age. The transfer of business practices, records, and even storefronts from a mostly physical world to a digital plain has developed rapidly over the last couple decades. Because of this, we are increasingly concerned about the security of … Read more

Password Safety: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing a Good Password

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Password guesses on a notepad. First two are bad passwords and the third one is a more complex password.

Password security is the most basic and ubiquitous form of cybersecurity. Every single account created online has a password attached to it. They predate the internet by hundreds of years and to this day, they remain the most reliable form of user authentication. So why does everybody choose such terrible passwords? What Makes a Password … Read more

What are the Best Computer Forensic Analysis Tools?

Author(s):

Julia Sowells, ,

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 6 Best Computer Forensic Analysis Tools Computer forensics is of much relevance in today’s world. Though forensic analysis refers to searching and analyzing information to aid the process of finding evidence for a trial, computer forensic analysis is specially focused on detecting malware. A computer forensic analysis tools help detect unknown, malicious threats across devices … Read more

Identity of Things: IoT Security

Author(s):

Tricia A. Howard, ,

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It is no secret that IoT Security (or lack thereof) has taken the industry by storm – and with good reason. Thanks to a couple of newsworthy incidents involving the (in)famous Internet of Things, most organizations are rethinking their overall IoT security posture. However, that is a daunting task to master. With such a variety … Read more