The Information Security Industry: Understanding and Evaluating Service Providers

The Information Security Industry: Understanding and Evaluating Service Providers

Written By Ryan ManshipInformation security requires specialized skills. For many organizations, outsourcing makes more sense than having employees handle it all. You gain access to expertise without having to hire full-time specialists. It leaves you free to focus on your business with confidence that your IT systems are well protected. The type of cybersecurity service…

What is an IT Security Policy? Considerations for Business

What is an IT Security Policy? Considerations for Business

An IT security policy is one of the fundamental elements in a business’s IT infrastructure system to ensure the integrity of data security and preservation. It encompasses a wide range of policies, standards and guidelines that are designed to protect the business from IT related incidences that could harm the business.

Cryptolocker – Recovery of encrypted files
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Cryptolocker – Recovery of encrypted files

Cryptolocker is a malicious malware program that attempts to extort victims of up to USD$1,000 in order to restore encrypted files. It generally infects a user’s machine via a non-conspicuous email that appears to have an attachment, such as a PDF. While the email appears to be from a genuine organisation, the attachment, which is…