BYOD: when protecting the perimeter is not enough

It’s a well-known fact that millennials and generation Z are digital natives and are basically always connected to their gadgets.  This trend has consequences extending beyond the consumer market, with an effect on the corporate world as this young cohort enters the workforce.  One example is more people using their own laptops and mobile phones at the office and for …

How To Find Antivirus Software That Will Keep Your Small Business Safe

You’ve worked hard to get your business up and running. The last thing you need is to open your laptop and find a pop-up message demanding bitcoin for the safe return of your data. Unfortunately, this isn’t a hypothetical situation; it’s one of the fastest growing cybersecurity dangers facing businesses today. But more on that later. Right now, your research …

7 Frequently asked questions about the GDPR

The European Union foresees that the application of the GDPR will suppose sanctions of up to twenty million euros or 4% of turnover of the previous period for non-compliance. Now that we are in the final stretch, it is convenient to determine whether our company is prepared to meet the challenges. Can you respond to this 7 questions? Data Control  will help you to …

Your Company Suffered 130 Security Breaches in 2017

The number of cyberattacks worldwide is growing at a dizzying pace. The latest to come to mind is Bad Rabbit, but there have been many others. This number goes hand in hand with the growing economic impact of cybercrime, as underlined by the recent report of Accenture and Ponemon Institute “2017 Cost of Cybercrime”. The number of security breaches increased …

Small business cybersecurity risks for 2018

About 99.8% of all businesses in the USA are considered small businesses. The Census Bureau and the Small Business Administration define small businesses as private companies having fewer than 500 employees. Roughly about 50% of the US workforce in the US is employed by small businesses. While this is a significant chunk of the US economy, this is arguably the …

What Will the CISO of the Future Look Like?

As the cyber landscape evolves, the role of the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) is transforming. Managers at companies of varying size are more aware of the importance of cybersecurity than ever before, and, therefore, CISOs are increasingly present on the boards of directors. The new business context due to disruptive technological developments (such as the Internet of Things and …

3 Poor IT Practices that Endanger Companies

An attack perpetrated by a criminal, a malicious or negligent action taken by an employee… The causes of security incidents can be very diverse. And, according to a recent study by Ponemon Institute, 28% are caused by poor IT practices. In many cases, these failures are due to limited security policies that do not cover all possible risks. By overlooking …

Debunking the Myths of the GDPR, Pt. 2

The date is approaching when the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will replace the 1995 data protection legislation and, as time passes, its application is taking relevance in the conversations of security experts and responsible for all the companies. Remember that the GDPR will help strengthen the protection of the user’s fundamental rights in the online environment and will …

“Gamification” Can Help Your Company Improve Security

It’s not easy getting employees to appreciate cybersecurity. It’s not enough that cybercrime costs billions of dollars a year, or that its impact can be mitigated with good practices. Training them and making them understand the importance of their actions (or inaction) is the deciding factor. And to achieve this, we might resort to a tool that we may never …

The Scariest Cyber Nightmares in Recent Years

Halloween is just around the corner. As the day approaches, we have to be aware that “trick or treat” means something a little more sinister when it comes to cybercriminals. They may play some bothersome pranks, or they may in fact try to infect our computers with real, no-joke malware that will undoubtedly ruin our holiday spirits. This Halloween will …