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Flipping the Script – Users Are Your Greatest Security Asset

You've heard the statistics, read the headlines, fell for the click-bait, and jumped on the bandwagon to say with conviction statements like: “More than 50% of cybersecurity incidents are due to user error”, “Users are your greatest cybersecurity weakness”, “Users are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain” - the list goes on and on. [...]

By |2020-04-01T21:06:58+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Flipping the Script – Users Are Your Greatest Security Asset

Data Privacy in a Data Driven World

On January 21, 2019 The French Data Protection Authority (DPA) found a lack of transparency when it came to how Google has been harvesting and using personal data for ad-targeting purposes resulting in a fine of $57 million levied by France’s National Data Protection Commission. This is only the beginning of such penalties as governments [...]

By |2019-03-19T18:02:12+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Data Privacy in a Data Driven World

Post-Quantum Cryptography in a Pre-Quantum World

In case you missed it, check out my first post on Quantum Computing at https://layer8security.com/the-future-of-encryption-in-the-quantum-realm/ -- The Quantum Computer is becoming a reality sooner than we thought - possibly in less than five years. Nation State-sponsored research from the US, China, France, and the UK are leading innovators. Major corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, Google, [...]

By |2019-03-17T15:15:01+00:00March 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Post-Quantum Cryptography in a Pre-Quantum World

Interview with a large healthcare provider’s VP of IT

Keith Wiley, the Director of Advisory Services for Layer 8 Security, recently sat down with the VP of IT at a large healthcare provider after a major breach occurred. The following perspectives and lessons learned are meant to benefit all. -- From a leadership perspective, sometimes risk management and cybersecurity can be pushed to the [...]

By |2019-03-03T19:59:20+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Interview with a large healthcare provider’s VP of IT