While many of 2016’s the biggest digital security news stories have been focused on the government, rather than those public-facing enterprise hacks of years prior, the lessons to learn from recent digital security news have remained constant. In a world where network communications technology is central to how every aspect of business and daily life is conducted, cybersecurity threats will continue to multiply at a breakneck pace, and digital security needs to be top of mind to every business, no matter the size.

The Most Important Digital Security Changes Expected in 2017

Here we'll explore the most important digital security changes expected for 2017.
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Last year, Wired magazine featured a demonstration that showed precisely how easy it is for a hacker to take over the onboard computer of an automobile while driving down the highway in an adjacent car. This disturbing proof of concept for the high-speed hack may have made the population at large more aware of the fact that automobiles these days are dependent on multiple computer systems, and that those computers—just as much as any in a home or in an office—are potentially vulnerable to being compromised.

Digital Security Is About to Become a Priority for the Auto Industry

Here are a few reasons why effectively managing software vulnerabilities and addressing digital security has to become a priority for the automotive industry.
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Cloud computing has shaken up the business IT landscape from the server room and the data center to the desktops and laptops used by the least technical staff in a business. But when it comes to security, the role of the cloud might be elusive to the enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) wondering how they can leverage it. Nevertheless, the cloud security market is growing, as cloud-based platforms become more popular options for staving off the increasingly complex, unbelievably numerous cybersecurity threats proliferating out there. Cloud security solutions are especially coming into fashion for online retailers and SMBs, which, while they can be quite small in terms of workforce, can still move a lot of money and data and be big targets for hackers.

What the Growing Cloud Security Market Means for Your Clients

Let's explore what the growing cloud security market means for your clients.
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It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since the final deadline for Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) implementation came and went—or, more accurately, since the liability shift went into effect, making businesses, rather than card-issuing banks, responsible for comping chargebacks on fraudulent transactions at non-EMV point-of-sale terminals.

EMV Adoption: One Year After the Transition

Let’s explore the impact that EMV adoption has had so far, where it’s headed, and what your role is in the future.
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It’s not difficult to see why the financial services industry is a prime target for hackers. With a tremendous amount of financial data uploaded to, stored on, and manipulated through the systems of financial services firms nationwide, those systems offer a perhaps unparalleled repository of valuable data to steal. A huge portion of the people in the country have some tie to the industry—whether it’s people with their money in banks, investors pouring over message boards and day trading at an advanced level, or people who have 401(k)s or pensions invested in the market that they rarely think about. So data breaches can have a devastating impact on a wide range of lives. And while the financial services industry does take cybersecurity seriously, a recent study indicates that there’s a disparity between what firms think they’re doing in order to secure financial data and how well they’re actually doing it—despite, or perhaps even because of, the frequency with which the industry is targeted.

Are Firms Overconfident in Their Financial Data Security Capabilities?

Here we'll explore if firms are overconfident in their financial data security capabilities.
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From the employee’s-eye view, sometimes a business network has a lot of apparently unnecessary protocols in place that make handling day-to-day activities difficult. Network slowdowns and access restrictions make it seem reasonable to circumvent network security just to get things done. This is even truer in the case of consultants, contractors, and other outside business people working in house, where doing the job requires using specific tools unique to the office’s network, but the contractor has to wait…and wait…in order to be set up for access through IT. With the advent of MiFi routers and the ability to turn smartphones into stand-alone wireless hubs, end users now have ways to work around the restrictive networks of their employers—but not without risk to the organization.

3 Things That Security Distributors Should Know About BYON

Here are three things that security distributors should know about BYON.
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In the course of doing business today, more different devices—and different types of devices—connect to enterprise networks than any time in computing history. Where once connecting to a business network required an IT person to drag out the Ethernet cable and do a bunch of configurations, now the least tech-savvy among us don’t think twice about logging on to business networks from their phones or tablets. This convenience is a driving force behind how the business landscape functions—but there’s a downside. The more devices that connect to business networks, the more easily hackers can use these network endpoints in order to infiltrate otherwise hardened, secure networks.

What's New in Endpoint Detection and Response?

Here are a few new developments for endpoint detection and response solutions.
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There is a range of types of cyberattacks that the general public have become accustomed to reading about. We hear with some regularity about ransomware attacks, in which hackers cast a broad net in order to extort money from anyone who is unlucky enough to end up infected. We read about advanced persistent threats, in which hackers, sometimes under the employ of a political body, use highly targeted malware in order to extract top-secret information from big enterprises or governments. There are cloud hacks stealing massive amounts of personal financial data from banks, and there are point-of-sale breaches with an obvious financial incentive.

Data Sabotage and the Internet of Things: What Security Experts Need to Know

What security experts need to know in order to stay ahead of internet of things threats.
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As we continue to see the impact of wearable devices on both consumer and enterprise markets, we’re also seeing an unfortunate but unavoidable downside. The more popular wearable technology becomes, the more security vulnerabilities there are to cause concern.

3 WYOD Security Vulnerabilities to Be Aware of Now

In order to effectively set up your client for security in the emerging WYOD era, keeping an eye on the following potential vulnerabilities is a must.
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