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Cyber Security Preparedness in a Hybrid World

Offices around the world have undergone a massive transformation in recent years. While a fully remote workforce remains offered by a minority of employers, the hybrid nature of workplaces is rapidly becoming the norm. A recent study by Cisco studied the cyber security challenges tied to a distributed workforce, and their cyber security readiness model created some troubling statistics. According...
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Why Is Phishing Awareness Training Important?

The reality is simple. Phishing attacks are more prevalent than ever before. An estimated 3.4 billion fraudulent emails are sent out daily as part of phishing schemes, resulting in the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) receiving over 651,800 phishing-related complaints annually. Adjusted losses for affected organizations topped $2.4 billion, costing them losses of up to $17,700 per...
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How to Report a Phishing Email Scam: What You Need to Know

Over 3.4 billion phishing emails are sent out to unsuspecting recipients daily. At this rate, over 1 trillion email scams are deployed in one calendar year. The sheer enormity of these numbers makes it easier to understand how and why employees become victims of phishing email scams. Their typical email inbox is overflowing with emails from colleagues, partners, friends, family, third-party...
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7 Signs of a Phishing Email

One of the most frequent attack vectors for cyber attackers is also one of the most used workplace applications. And you guessed it... that application is email. Thankfully, a lot of sophisticated technology these days can help protect organizations from cyber threats. Even so, this attack vector still puts your end users on the front lines of the cyber security threats. This means that to secure...
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What is a Tailgating Attack?

While high-profile ransomware and malware attacks get lots of media attention, threats like tailgating attacks and piggybacking attempts often get overlooked. Yet these social attacks present a substantial risk to modern enterprises. During these attacks, a cyber criminal will attempt to enter a restricted area without going through an authentication process, such as a passcode-protected door or a...
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Android vs iOS: Which Operating System is Safer?

Cellphones have seen one of the most dramatic technological growths of any hardware in recent history. From simple portable phones a few decades ago, they’ve become fully-fledged computers with their own OS and applications used daily by most people worldwide. Smartphones have become such a fixture of life, and hackers and scammers have been working to exploit these devices for personal gain. With...
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Wi-Fi Pineapple: What Do You Know About this Cyber Security Threat?

Carrying out a cyber attack is becoming more and more accessible. For a meager price of $99, anyone can now buy a platform to steal personal data and pose a cyber threat to organizations worldwide. This accessibility is made possible through the Wi-Fi Pineapple. Learn about this new cyber threat in this article and get tips on protecting your organization. What is a Wi-Fi Pineapple? A Wi-Fi...
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How Scammers Are Using ChatGPT to Steal Credentials

Since its release, ChatGPT has been a hot topic, with more and more people growing to like it. Among the people who are enjoying the advantages of this AI tool are online scammers. Hackers use ChatGPT's popularity to trick users into downloading malware and stealing their personal information, making it a hotbed for phishing scams. Luckily, users can avoid falling prey to these scams and keep...
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5 Examples of Business Email Compromise Attacks

Most skilled cyber attackers don't need exploits to access an enterprise network. In many examples of Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, all it takes is a simple phishing scam to trick the user into handing over their login credentials. In these attacks, a hacker will send an employee a phishing email posing as a trusted individual to trick the victim into handing over sensitive information...
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Cyber Security Threats in the Auto Industry and How to Prevent Them

Transportation plays a vital role in our daily lives, getting us to work, school, and social activities. In many regions, cars have become the primary mode of transportation, shaping the urban landscape and influencing how we interact with our environment. For many people, owning a car is not only a convenience but a necessity in navigating the modern world. Over the years, cars have dramatically...
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What's the Difference Between Smishing and Vishing?

An urgent voicemail message from the tax department. A text message from Microsoft tech support warning you about a problem with your computer. A caller asking you to confirm your mailing address and credit card number so you can collect your free prize. A text message requesting your confirmation of an Amazon shipment. These are all examples of smishing and vishing cyber attacks. They have one...
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What's a Zero-Day Attack?

Users often just assume that the software tools they're using are in top working condition, and that's generally true. However, every change and every piece of new code introduces new potential for gaps, problems, and bugs. Sometimes cyber security is a race against time. What happens when a cyber attacker finds a hole before a security team does? What is a Zero-Day Attack? As soon as a malicious...
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How to Enhance Third Party Risk Management with Cyber Security Training

Did you know that on average, every company is connected to ten third-party businesses? There’s the payroll services company that remotely manages employee wages. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud storage provider that backs up customer account data. The security company that provides access control to company buildings and systems. To achieve an efficient supply chain, organizations rely on...
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The Definitive Guide to Cyber Security in Cryptocurrency

Even after years of business evolution; it’s shocking that safe, quick and trackable payments are still often such a struggle for many companies around the world. Banks are often slow-moving institutions that are late to embrace technological improvements, and currencies have been increasingly fickle in recent years. This situation is what allowed cryptocurrency to go from the pipe dream of an...
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How To Prevent Ransomware

To prevent ransomware, companies need to focus on giving their employees actionable security awareness training that educates, empowers, and motivates. For this to happen, employees must understand the facts around ransomware and the profound, long-term impact it can have on the company. Once a ransomware attack is successfully executed, there are very few options for the affected company apart...
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Why Organizations Need Data-Centric Security Strategies

Many employees are celebrating the recent shift to remote and hybrid work. However, some security specialists and compliance experts are not as thrilled. Digitalization, cloud computing, and Software as a Service (SaaS) bring new freedom and flexibility to organizations and workers. At the same time, they send data out into the wild beyond traditional security perimeters. There is a lot of freedom...
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Management of technical vulnerabilities

Information systems are not equally safe or vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber criminals look for entry points that make it easier to break in, steal data, or do damage to systems. To illustrate, think of a burglary attempt. If an intruder has several houses to choose from, the one with an unlocked door and no security cameras is the easiest and most likely target. The process is similar to cyber...
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Electric Vehicle Cyber Security: Are EVs Safe from Hackers?

It’s a simple fact: electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly becoming a prominent fixture of everyday life. Global warming and climate issues are accelerating the adoption of this transportation method running on renewable energy. EVs also feature many technological innovations that make them attractive to buyers. So popular, in fact, that Gartner estimates there will be 2 million global public EV...
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Protect Your Personal Information from Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) Attacks

Don’t you just love the portability of modern-day remote work? Any café, airport, or city promenade can magically become your office for the day. However, one downside is that the public Wi-Fi networks you need to get your work done are prime places for risks such as the Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) cyber attacks. They happen just like they sound. A cyber attacker inserts themselves between you and...
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10 Most Desired Traits of a Cyber Security Professional

Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce or making a career change, knowing what skills make up an excellent cyber security professional and how to work towards them is essential. The good news is that the industry as a whole is in dire need of qualified professionals, with the cyber skills gap totaling 3.4 million workers as of this year, a 26.2% increase since 2021. However, you still...