Negligent employees are the no. 1 cause of data breaches at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across North America and the UK, according to a new study from Keeper Security and the Ponemon Institute, released Tuesday. Of the 1,000 IT professionals surveyed, 54% said careless workers were the root cause of cybersecurity incidents, followed by […]

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For anyone reading the news regularly, it’s not hard to grasp that cyber threats are getting more sophisticated and damaging by the day. From a security technology provider’s perspective, I can add that tackling them is a fast mounting challenge for the millions of businesses that come under attack daily.  Modern cybersecurity technologies – assuming […]

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KALISPELL, Mont. — Classes were scheduled to resume Tuesday in northwestern Montana’s Flathead Valley after more than 30 public and private schools canceled classes last week because several schools received cyber-threats. More than 15,000 students stayed home because of the closures. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said investigators told school administrators there was no indication […]

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The key figures $639 billion: the expected global value of the cyber security industry according to the Australian Computer Society. 57%: the growth in the number of cyber security job ads on Seek. $110,000: the median salary of an IT security consultant according to PayScale. $45,000: the average annual bonus for an IT security consultant. […]

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Photo credit: DHS Players from 10 different agencies are battling it out at the first Australian Government Cyber War Games, hosted by the Department of Human Services (DHS). Team representatives attended the department’s Cyber Range to learn the order of play ahead of the games, which started on Monday next week (18 September). The games […]

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