7 Bold Security Predictions for 2017

So by now, 2016 is just a mere memory and that means it’s time to make some predictions about what lies ahead in 2017 in the realm of cyber security. Last year, the convergence of tech, society and security were some of the central-most elements to define the year; There was the the Apple vs FBI showdown, the persistent ransomware crisis, and Russia’s involvement in … Continue reading 7 Bold Security Predictions for 2017

A is for Apple, B is for BitCoin – The Most Noteworthy Data Breaches of 2016

2016 has come and gone and now we can look back at the year that was and say with complete confidence that it truly was a watershed year for cyber security. Each day brought new reports of data breaches and threats of epic proportions — and every time we figured we had heard the last of it, more tales were just around the corner. And … Continue reading A is for Apple, B is for BitCoin – The Most Noteworthy Data Breaches of 2016

NCSAM and the Evolution of Cyber Crime

Even though here at RCS every month (and every week and every day too) is cyber security awareness month, October has been granted the distinction as the official National Cyber Security Awareness Month. NCSAM, as it’s called for short has been observed for thirteen years and over those years, the need for a national effort to strengthen cyber security habits has only grown in importance. … Continue reading NCSAM and the Evolution of Cyber Crime

The Year in Review – The Biggest Hacks of 2015

With another year come and gone, what better way to wrap it up than with a month by month review of the biggest hacks of 2015? Of course this list isn’t by any means comprehensive, these were just the most significant in terms of scope and method. And sometimes, there were so many hacks happening at the same time (think the Hacking Team and Ashley … Continue reading The Year in Review – The Biggest Hacks of 2015

It’s Not all About the Money – The Top Reasons People Hack Aside from Cash

The word is already out that the average hacker makes a lot of money. And we’re talking a LOT of money, not just “pretty good for a days work” kind of money. A new report from security firm Trustwave concluded that the net gain from a typical Trojan or ransomware attack puts about $85K back into the pockets of its perpetrators for every $5K invested. … Continue reading It’s Not all About the Money – The Top Reasons People Hack Aside from Cash

What is a DDoS, or a Distributed Denial of Service Attack?

There has been a lot of buzz as of late regarding DDoS, Distributed (referring to more than one entity) Denial of Service attacks, but do you know what they are or how they work? At the most basic level, DDoS attacks attempt to cause networks to become unavailable by jamming them by two or more bots or people flooding the victim server with bogus requests. … Continue reading What is a DDoS, or a Distributed Denial of Service Attack?