What educational institutions need to do to protect themselves from cyber threats

March 30, 2021 | Nahla Davies
Nahla Davies

Nahla Davies

Nahla Davies is a software developer and tech writer. Before devoting her work full time to technical writing, she managed – among other intriguing things – to serve as a lead programmer at an Inc. 5,000 experiential branding organization whose clients include Samsung, Time Warner, Netflix, and Sony.

March 30, 2021 | Nahla Davies

What educational institutions need to do to protect themselves from cyber threats

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Educational institutions are reaping the many benefits and new possibilities offered by online learning, but these new methods of educational instruction come with serious cyber security concerns. These institutions are also a prime focus for hackers because they often host a lot of sensitive data about teachers and students.  Furthermore,…

February 9, 2021 | Nahla Davies

Zero Trust policies - Not just for humans, but for machines and applications too

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Hackers are continually finding more and more pathways into an organization’s internal environment. Not only is access widely available, it can also be alarmingly simple. Rather than having to actively hack systems, hackers often just log in using easily-obtained or compromised user identities and credentials.  To avert these…

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February 2, 2021 | Nahla Davies

Card-Not-Present fraud (CNP): Five things retailers can do to protect themselves from CNP attacks

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Cybercriminals have been well ahead of the curve when it comes to cybersecurity in the online retail industry. Specifically, criminals have been exploiting changes in purchasing behavior that favor online transactions and adapting their methods to take advantage of the authentication challenges arising when a card is not present (CNP) at…

January 18, 2021 | Nahla Davies

5 New cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the financial services sector

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. It’s been a mixed year for the financial services sector. Some companies have seen increased demand for their services, while others have struggled to deal with the downturn in mortgage deals and reduced consumer spending.  At a more granular level, many financial services companies have also had to…

January 11, 2021 | Nahla Davies

Why are cybercriminals suddenly targeting maritime infrastructure?

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. If you were asked to list out the top problems society has been facing in 2020, cyberattacks on the maritime industry might not be an obvious issue that would come to mind. But the industry has seen a worrying trend in recent months, as a spike in cyberattacks that has left some…

October 28, 2020 | Nahla Davies

LokiBot Malware: What it is and how to respond to it   

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently announced that activity in LokiBot, a form of aggressive malware, has increased dramatically over the last two months. The activity increase was discovered by an automated intrusion detection system referred to as EINSTEIN, which the Department…

October 13, 2020 | Nahla Davies

What is search engine clickbait and how do hackers trick Google’s crawlers?

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Search engine optimization (SEO) works with algorithms to ensure that the most relevant and most popular webpages show up first in an internet search. SEO makes sure that the best websites get the biggest boost. However, SEO has a lesser-known, evil twin called black hat SEO. This term refers to a…

September 9, 2020 | Nahla Davies

What you need to know about securing your APAC business and the recent data law changes

Data breaches are growing in frequency and intensity amidst the recent Coronavirus pandemic, having increased by nearly 273% in the first quarter compared to the same time frame last year. In fact, 2020 may very well be remembered as the year when cybersecurity became a business problem rather than a technology issue. The driving factor here is the recent shift in workforce…

July 13, 2020 | Nahla Davies

Teaching kids skills to catch hackers and fix security risks at Cyber Discover

We are now living in an era where kids are growing up with the internet every day. Those of us who are older learned how to be more skeptical of technology, but our children largely aren’t growing up with this same level of skepticism. Today, over 60% of children are using the internet for over forty hours a week.…

July 7, 2020 | Nahla Davies

How to create a security culture in your organization

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. As our personal and business lives move into the digital sphere, implementing robust cybersecurity practices has quickly become a necessity. Much like brushing your teeth twice a day or making sure you get eight hours of sleep each night, it’s important to regularly protect and clean our data. Indeed,…

June 15, 2020 | Nahla Davies

Cybersecurity in education: Securing schools as they transition to online learning

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Whether they were prepared for it or not, schools around the world have been forced to adopt an online learning model for students thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest concerns educators need to have in this situation is exactly how to create a fully secure remote learning environment…

June 10, 2020 | Nahla Davies

Are airports and airlines prepared for cyber threats post COVID-19?

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled numerous vulnerabilities and shortcomings in the airline industry. What’s worse for aviation in particular over other industries is how airports have essentially served as the portal for the virus traveling from one country to another across the globe. As a result of severe travel…