A Weak VPN Could Be More Destructive Than No VPN

Author(s):

Zehra Ali, ,

Internet to VPN to you

In the present era, an individual’s privacy solely depends on internet security. Your banking details, your pictures, and other sensitive information are available on different channels such as social media accounts, websites, and other online platforms. Therefore, the usage of VPN has increased drastically. But are you sure your VPN is working correctly? If not, … Read more

How To Strengthen Web Security with VPN

Author(s):

Pawan Sahu, ,

VPN assembled with red blocks against grey blocks

How To Strengthen Web Security with VPN A web site’s security is of prime significance for the site owner as well as the site visitors. Ensuring that the website faces no security threats at all times can be an overwhelming task for inexperienced website owners who have just started out. With so many threats rising … Read more

What is the difference between firewall hardware and firewall software?

Author(s):

Sydney Brackins, Executive Coordinator, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Firewall Hardware and Firewall Software appearing as a cage in front of a blurred out man typing on his computer.

Firewall safety is essential to the security of your computer. Firewalls appear in both a hardware and software format. Both formats provide a different set of benefits to the safety of a network. However, using them in conjunction with one another is the smartest route to take. This article will give a brief explanation on … Read more

Department of Defense (DOD) Cybersecurity Service Providers (CSSPs): A Unique Component of DOD’s Defense–in–Depth Strategy

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Business Woman Suit on Computer Cybersecurity DOD

An effective cybersecurity posture is achieved when there is confidence that information and information systems are protected against attacks through the application of security services in such areas as availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation…

From the Summer 2016 Issue

Perimeter Defense: The Reverse Proxy

Author(s):

Michael Ryan, CEO, South River Technologies

Nearly all businesses protect vital internal assets by means of a firewall: a software- or hardware-based solution that sits between the corporate LAN and the external internet. These firewalls are designed to limit, regulate, and monitor traffic that passes between the public internet and the private corporate LAN. Unfortunately, as hacking techniques get more sophisticated, … Read more

From the Summer 2016 Issue

Danger within the Walls

Author(s):

Robert Lord, Co-Founder, Protenus, Inc.

Healthcare suffers more breaches than any other field, with 90 percent of organizations having suffered at least one data breach in the past two years,1 and nearly half, or 45 percent, having more than five data breaches in the same period.2 Despite experiencing its worst year in history, with over 111 million records breached in … Read more

From the Summer 2016 Issue

Identity and Access Management: The Quiet Disruption in Security Engineering

Author(s):

Adam Firestone, Editor-in-Chief , United States Cybersecurity Magazine

We are on the cusp of a revolution in information security engineering. Even a cursory glance at the security technoscape shows a shift away from perimeter-based defenses and their electronic ramparts, bastions, and moats, toward mechanisms that automatically regulate access to data resources and processing functionality in real time. This is consistent with and reflective … Read more