Penny Swift

Penny has been a professional writer since 1984 - Penny has written more than 30 general trade books and eight college books. She has also written countless newspaper and magazine articles for: Skills on Site, Popular Mechanics (SA) and SA Conference, Exhibitions and Events Guide. Penny has a BA in Social Sciences and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

By Penny Swift | August 27, 2015

Cybercriminal Report Users are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, with only 1 percent representing 75 percent of the security risk in a cloud environment, according to a new cloud cybersecurity report released yesterday. The CloudLock Cyberlab analyzed

Flagship State University To Spend Millions On Cyber Security

By Penny Swift | August 25, 2015

New Jersey’s Flagship State University to Spend Millions on Cyber Security Rutgers University in New Brunswick is to spend up to $3 million on cyber security to prevent hackers crippling the university’s computer networks. This expensive action is in response

Call For Public-Private Cyber-Catastrophe Reinsurance Scheme In The UK

By Penny Swift | August 20, 2015

Public-Private Cyber-Catastrophe The increasing risks from cyber threat could result in the United Kingdom (and other countries) being exposed to “catastrophic consequences” that could never be covered by existing insurance cover – with single event estimates ranging from between £2

Conference Call Survey In The Cloud – The Waiting Game

By Penny Swift | August 19, 2015

Conference Call Survey Online conference calls using Cloud and Connected devices have become a norm in most modern businesses. As long as employees can access a computer, or have a smartphone or other mobile device available, they can make the

Are Women Discriminated Against In The Tech Sector?

By Penny Swift | August 18, 2015

Women Discriminated Against In Tech Sector It is no secret that the tech industry is considered sexist since most women are paid less than men; there are considerably fewer women in tech jobs; and generally men get promoted above women.

Target of the Next Big Breach

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk Five Times Bigger Than Cloud or Networks

By Penny Swift | August 13, 2015

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk A survey conducted at Black Hat 2015 reveals that endpoint poses the greatest security to threat to cybersecurity, with 90 percent of respondents stating their organizations would be more secure if Flash was disabled. Black

10 Trending US Cities For Tech Jobs And Startups

By Penny Swift | August 12, 2015

10 Trending US Cities For Tech Jobs And Startups Traditionally actors headed for Hollywood while techies made a beeline for Silicon Valley. But times are changing, and with technological job opportunities expanding, new hotspots are emerging that offer fantastic opportunities

Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported

By Penny Swift | August 6, 2015

US Government OPM Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported The much publicized breach at the US government Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in May this year was much more serious than initially reported, in terms of the number of people

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill A Threat To Privacy

By Penny Swift | August 5, 2015

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill As the US Senate prepares to vote on the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act just days before the August recess, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned that the privacy of US citizens and organizations may

Digital Marketing Driven by Cloud, Big Data and IoT

By Penny Swift | August 5, 2015

Digital Marketing Successful digital marketing campaigns are being driven largely by trending technologies, specifically the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and The Cloud. These may be used for a huge number of marketing applications, from optimizing the performance of

Domain Shadowing – Wild West Of Internet Cyber Attacks

By Penny Swift | July 29, 2015

World Wide Web Labeled Wild Wild West of Internet Cyber Attacks A new “threat report” labels the World Wide Web (www) the Wild Wild West of cyber warfare stating that the Internet is still “an untamed frontier.” The report from

Promising OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US

By Penny Swift | July 23, 2015

OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US Can Bridge Gap Between Private and Public Cloud The free, open-source cloud-computing software platform, OpenStack is poised to “bridge the gap” between public and private clouds, as the Swedish-based City Network expands its OpenStack-based Infrastructure