Entries by Mark Maiville

Cybersecurity For Education: Are Students Vulnerable To Hacking?

With a constantly evolving technological landscape, education has embraced digital connectivity and innovation. This connectivity provides students, educators, and researchers with access to extensive data, real-time interaction with faculty, and more. Unfortunately, however, cybersecurity for education has become increasingly troublesome, as data breaches and ransomware attacks become more common. Why Students? It’s easy to assume […]

The Military Cybersecurity Threats we Face Today

It wasn’t that many years ago the word, “Cybersecurity,” did not exist, except perhaps in a science fiction script. Now in 2017, the word is as common as “apple pie.” Actually, I’m not sure the last time I heard apple pie mentioned. This article will help you appreciate the military cybersecurity threats in the world, […]

Who’s Responsible For Keeping Your Company Safe From Cyber Attacks?

In today’s business world, cyber attacks are becoming ever more prevalent and vicious. As information systems and technology grow more sophisticated, so do the hackers who attempt to infiltrate these systems. Evidenced by security breaches within large organizations like Target, Verizon and Sony Pictures, a cyber attack can have devastating effects on a company’s ability to conduct business, maintain the trust of its customers, and […]

Ransomware Is Broadening The Target

Ransomware is a particularly insidious form of cyber terrorism. It relies on extorting a victim for ransom while holding a seized information system – and its data – hostage. In 2016, the FBI warned of the increase of ransomware attacks on companies throughout the U.S. The number of attacks rose an estimated 167 percent from 2014 […]

3 Steps to Avoid Common Phishing Attacks!

Phishing attacks are one of the oldest examples of cyber crime, and they’re still going strong. In 2015, there were approximately 9,500 phishing attacks, and about 10 percent of them resulted in a data breach (2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report). Below are some of the more common types of phishing and three ways to avoid […]

President Trump’s Cyber Security Policy

One of the key national security issues to emerge during the 2016 U.S. presidential election was cyber security. As our world becomes more interconnected, the issue of online safety and security has never been more important. Throughout the presidential campaign, President Trump discussed the significance of cyber defense and possible U.S. weaknesses. He addressed some […]

Cybersecurity Privacy GSISS Report 2017

How organizations are adopting innovative safeguards to manage threats and achieve competitive advantages in a digital era. This report examines the approach that could be taken. The report GSISS is thorough and can aid any organization. Think broadly about cybersecurity privacy Most businesses today are fundamentally digital, and software is becoming the backbone of operations, […]