Author: Bert Rankin

The costs of a data breach are on the rise. According to Ponemon’s 13th annual Cost of a Data Breach Study, the global average costs of a breach rose 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million in 2018. During that same period, the...

According to the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach now exceeds $3.8 million. Yet while the nominal cost of a data breach is painful, it often pales in comparison to the lingering after-effects. Upfront costs tend to be obvious: the cost of internal...

With cryptomining taking the spotlight in recent months, ransomware has been out of the news. That doesn't mean ransomware has gone away, however; it just means that crypto-based threats are a hot topic. Ransomware is still one of the largest methods of cybercrime and one...

Cybercriminals use many techniques to compromise systems and networks. Some use phishing emails that contain malicious attachments. Others abuse protocols like RDP to access vulnerable systems. And then there are those who leverage online banner ads to prey upon unsuspecting users. How does this last...