Virtual assistants seem to be virtually everywhere these days. They’re being embedded in phones and motor vehicles and being used in more and more homes and workplaces. Despite their utility and convenience, however, virtual assistants present some security risks. Here are the 6 that are most often cited:

Do your customers know the 6 dangers of virtual assistants?

Get to know the security risks of virtual assistants so you can make your customers aware of them.
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With cybersecurity threats on the rise and growing in sophistication all the time, a first line of defense for your customers is to avoid the mistakes so many companies make.

The potential risks of not taking the proper precautions are considerable. A recent Ponemon Institute study found that the 505 enterprises surveyed experienced, on average, more than one cyberattack each month and spends about $3.5 million annually to deal with the consequences.

7 corporate security no-nos

Get to know the most common cybersecurity mistakes companies make—so you can advise your customers to avoid them.
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Infographic: Do you know the top CIS critical security controls?

Learn the critical security controls the Center for Internet Security (CIS) has compiled to help organizations prevent and reduce the effects of cyberattacks.
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CDN predicts that by 2020, 85% of large enterprises will be using a cloud access security broker (CASB) for their cloud services. A CASB functions as an intermediary between users and applications, providing added security benefits through APIs and proxies—including greater visibility and risk assessment, compliance, data security, and threat protection.

Cloud access security brokers—insights every IT professional should know

Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) are growing in popularity. Learn how they offer protection enterprises can’t get elsewhere.
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From personal assistants like Siri to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence has been making news a lot lately—and so have questions about what it may mean for the future of everything from business to national security. With visionaries predicting that AI may someday be able to rid the world of hunger, poverty and war, others are voicing concerns about issues like privacy and public safety. One of the naysayers, the late Stephen Hawking said, “Artificial intelligence may be the worst thing to happen to humanity”.

The top 3 AI security threats

Artificial intelligence has been making news a lot lately—and so have concerns about the security risks. Consider the top three.
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Drone usage is soaring. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that more than 420,000 U.S. commercial drones will be in use by 2021, up from 42,000 in 2016.

Advantages and risks of drones in the hospitality industry

Learn why drone use in rising in the hospitality industry—and the advantages and risks this presents for hotels and resorts.
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Just how susceptible is the healthcare industry to ransomware attacks?

Very susceptible. In fact, according to a recent threat report by Cylance, healthcare now experiences the most ransomware attacks of any industry. Ransomware attacks overall grew 300% in 2017, and an astounding 85% of all malware attacks occurred in healthcare.

Ransomware and the healthcare industry

Learn why the healthcare industry is so susceptible to ransomware attacks—and what your customers can do to keep from becoming victims.
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With the cyberthreat landscape growing and getting more sophisticated all the time, it’s important for business travelers to remain vigilant when they’re on the road.

Podcast: Cybersecurity tips for the business traveler

Business travelers are among the most vulnerable targets for cybercrime. Listen to this podcast for some tips on how to minimize the risks when you’re away.
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An interview with a cybersecurity expert

With cybersecurity, a major concern for business today, companies of all sizes are considering cybersecurity insurance. Your customers may have even asked you if it’s worth the investment. Ingram Micro security consultant Thomas Norman’s insights will help you answer their questions and concerns.

Is cybersecurity insurance worth the expense?

What is cybersecurity insurance and should your customers invest in it? Read our interview with security expert Thomas Norman to find out.
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Business travelers are among the most vulnerable targets for cybercrime. After all, it’s easy to get distracted when you’re in unfamiliar surroundings. And having to rely on unfamiliar networks presents added security risks. After a long, arduous day of travelling, when all you want to do is get to your hotel room and unwind, the last thing you want to think about is cybersecurity.

Business travelers’ guide to security

Business travelers are among the most vulnerable targets for cybercrime. Learn some tips on how to minimize the risks when you’re away from home or the office.
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The proliferation of personal mobile devices and homegrown hackers on today’s campuses—not to mention the open, collaborative nature of college environments in general—make cybersecurity particularly challenging in higher education. It’s no wonder cybercriminals consider colleges and universities easy targets.

Campus cybersecurity 101

Help your higher education customers improve cybersecurity. Give them a checklist of do’s and don’ts everyone on campus can follow.
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