user behavior analytics

Ransomware Always Tips Its Hand

Ransomware creates turmoil every day – for individuals and for enterprises. But there is encouraging news. Ransomware, by its very nature, tips its hand with characteristics that make it predictable and recognizable. These distinct features enable advanced security tools to detect and defeat ransomware before files are frozen and ransoms demanded.

Balancing Security and Privacy in the Enterprise

Enterprise security teams have a namesake job to do – secure their organizations – but it does not have to come at the expense of their colleague’s privacy. How, then, do organizations balance the requirements and expectations of both sides and keep their data secure while ensuring that the company refrains from violating privacy laws?

So, How Does Machine Learning Apply To Cyber Security?

There has been a great deal of attention paid to the advantages of machine learning in security tools lately. And while it shows a great deal of promise, the reality is alone, machine learning is not enough to consistently and accurately detect, prevent or predict threats and is prone to false-positives. When considering how to reduce the overall threat exposure window, organizations need to understand how, only when combined with additional technologies, machine learning can be effective.

The Far-Reaching Effects of a Malware Attack

When a company suffers a malware attack, the effects are widespread. Just how far, you ask? To help answer this question, expert Brian Laing explores this topic both far and wide.

Penalties For Insecure Employees. Yes? No?

In today's breach-a-day environment, should companies issue penalties to insecure employees? Preempt’s Heather Howland thinks so. But just how severe should these penalties be? Let's find out.

The Actual Benefits of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

If you believe the vendor hype, Artificial Intelligence is the greatest thing to ever happen to cybersecurity. Guess what? The vendors may be correct, but it’s not easy to determine what is useful technology and what is fluffy marketing.

2 Factors Might Be Better Than 1, But Is It Enough?

‘Compliance does not equal security’ was the mantra of this session called Two-Factor Isn’t Enough – We Show You Why. Ryan Rowcliffe of SecureAuth reminded us that merely having a two-factor authentication technology in place isn’t nearly safe enough because when it comes to convenience, people will almost always eschew security measures.