Stories by Tony Bradley

Data breaches can be prevented with one simple solution

There have been so many major data breaches over the past year or two that it's hardly even news anymore when millions of customer accounts are compromised. We've become jaded, and just expect that attackers will find a way to penetrate our networks and steal our data. The reality, however, is that there is one simple thing companies--and individuals--can do that will prevent the vast majority of data breaches: two-factor authentication.

Tony Bradley | 20 Jan | Read more

Experts pick the top 5 security threats for 2015

Massive, high-profile data breaches pockmarked 2014, culminating in the bizarre events surrounding the hack of Sony Pictures--allegedly by North Korea in retaliation for the politically incorrect stoner comedy The Interview. That's a tough act to follow, but I'm sure 2015 will make an effort. I spoke with security experts to find out what we have to look forward to.

Tony Bradley | 15 Jan | Read more

What the Sony hack can teach us about protecting our email

While the buzz around the Sony hack has shifted to the impact on free speech, and terrorist threats against movie theaters that dare to show the movie The Interview, there are many layers to the Sony debacle. One element that made for salacious headlines immediately following the hack, but has since faded from the spotlight, was the hackers' dumping of company emails onto the Web.

Tony Bradley | 24 Dec | Read more

Clean up your Wordpress plugins to avoid SoakSoak and other malware threats

Watch out for SoakSoak, a new malware threat that has compromised more than 100,000 Wordpress websites and led to more than 11,000 domains' being blacklisted by Google. Wordpress is a hugely popular and widely used Web publishing platform, so it's important to understand how the SoakSoak malware works, and what you can do to prevent your own Wordpress site from being compromised.

Tony Bradley | 20 Dec | Read more

Box's Box Trust and Box EMM offer better BYOD security

Organizations may tolerate, accept or embrace BYOD--letting employees use their own mobile devices for business purposes--but they all struggle with the blurred line of protecting company data without infringing on individual privacy. Box recently announced two initiatives--Box Trust, and Box for EMM--that promise to give Box's customers and their employees some peace of mind when using BYOD. Box currently serves more than 27 million users across 240,000 businesses--including 99 percent of the Fortune 500.

Tony Bradley | 19 Dec | Read more

Beware this online shopping scam: Fake order confirmations

During the holiday season it's not unusual for both UPS and FedEx to show up at the Bradley household on an almost daily basis. We receive order confirmation and shipping notification emails for each delivery - and that's just what cybercriminals are counting on. It's just one of the many ways they exploit the holiday season to target more victims.

Tony Bradley | 09 Dec | Read more

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