CyberGate IT

Microsoft already published a KRACK fix, Apple and Google are working on it

“Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol yesterday that affects all devices that use WiFi. While we’ve listed many ways to protect yourself against KRACK, the best way to completely eradicate it from your network is to update all your WiFi devices. And some companies have been faster … Read more

Uber admits it failed on consumer privacy, settles with FTC

“Remember when Uber employees were reportedly tracking their ex-girlfriends and Beyoncé with a secret God View feature? Uber just admitted that it had flaws in its privacy guarantees. The ride-hailing giant agreed to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission that it deceived customers by failing to monitor employee access to their personal information and … Read more

Is the IT Security Gap a Threat to SMBs? [CHART]

Over the past year we’ve seen higher adoption of virtualization, web applications and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environments. As these and similar trends develop, security threats are likely to continue to emerge with unprecedented speed and complexity, putting businesses of all sizes at risk. Those most impacted, however, are the small- and medium-sized businesses … Read more

New Wells Fargo Insurance Cyber Security Study Shows Companies More Concerned With Private Data Loss Than With Hackers

“With network security top of mind, businesses are nearly two times more concerned with losing private data (47 percent ) than hackers disrupting their systems (26 percent), according to the 2016 Network Security and Data Privacy Study, released today by Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Company. Misuse of technology among employees also … Read more