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7 Examples of Social Media Scams You Should Avoid at All Costs

Image Social media platforms have become non-negotiables in our daily lives. We always find ourselves online at our favorite social media sites to connect with loved ones, share our thoughts, and discover interesting content. While social media has become central to our routines, its vast reach and anonymity provide certain risks...
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Are Password Managers Safe to Use?

Image Passwords have become a cornerstone of the Internet. These strings of letters and numbers allow us to validate access to various communities, online tools, healthcare, banking, and more. As more and more information is stored behind passwords, efforts to steal and crack them have vastly increased.  These new cyber threats led...
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Top 5 Data Security Incidents of 2023 and Predictions for 2024

As 2023 comes to an end, one thing is certain: cyber security is still a prime concern for most companies. While industries like healthcare and retail are still more heavily impacted than any other, a concerning trend has emerged in regard to the variety of organizations being targeted by cyber criminals. This variety accounted for a staggering 20% increase in data breaches...
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The Most Important Cyber Security Trends of 2024

It’s likely that you won’t be surprised that cyber security experts will need to step up their game in 2024. Last year’s events have shown us that education is key and that vigilance is essential. While we learned a lot in 2022, we also had new issues to deal with. Remote work caused 88% of businesses to feel that they are facing “challenges to effective cyber security...
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12 Holiday Cyber Scams to Avoid

For most people, the holidays are a time to relax and unwind with family and friends. It’s also when consumers rush to buy gifts for their loved ones. At this time of year, cyber criminals are innovating new scams to steal the personal information of unsuspecting consumers, from phishing emails to malware infections. According to a report by Centum, cyber attacks increase by...
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Is Your Email on Lockdown? Explaining Email Quarantine

Between 2022 and 2023, business email compromise (BEC) attacks rose by 55%. Furthermore, organizations that manage over 5,000 email accounts are 90% likely to receive at least one BEC attack weekly. Email is one of the most frequently used tools for both personal and professional communication. But with its convenience and accessibility also comes an onslaught of malicious...
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Cyber Security Burnout: What it is and 5 Actionable Tips to Avoid it

Even though your cyber heroes only work from 9-5, cyber threats are lurking 24/7. Many dangers can materialize online, requiring constant monitoring and security operations professionals to keep up with and potentially mitigate the latest threats and vulnerabilities. And with the rapid increase in global cyber attacks, the stress for cyber security professionals is through...
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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,...
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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....
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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....
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Becoming a Cybersecurity Pro: The 10 Qualities You Need to Succeed

Cyber security is one of the fastest-growing fields in technology, and with the number of cyber attacks increasing every year, it’s no wonder why it’s also one of the fields hiring the most. Nowadays, almost every company needs a cyber security department to protect its data from hackers and scammers. Cybercrime magazine estimates there will be over 3.5 million cyber security...
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Gift Card Scams: How to Easily Spot and Avoid These Cyber Threats

Did you know that gift card scams are among the most popular cyber threats? The same things that make gift cards popular with consumers—convenience and ease of use—also make them attractive to scammers as a vehicle for fraud. Gift cards, also known as gift certificates or vouchers, have topped the list of reported fraud payment methods every year since 2018, according to the...
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From Data Protection to Cyber Culture

Using security awareness training to build strong cyber security into your organizational culture is crucial to keep sensitive information safe. But is your awareness training program resonating with employees? Terranova Security, in collaboration with recognized research firm IPSOS, answer this question and many more in this new report that truly reflects employee attitudes...
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What are Email Security Gateways and Why are They Important?

Whether deployed as a cloud service or on-premises, email security—and especially email security gateways—is of growing importance to organizations of all sizes, particularly given the upheavals to the working world over the last several years. It is estimated that in the post-pandemic world, one quarter of the workforce will choose to permanently work remote. In some sectors,...
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5 Ways to Be Prepared for QR Code Scams

Restaurant menus worldwide have been replaced by QR codes stuck to the table during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical menus were judged too difficult to clean and could act as infection vectors. Since everyone has a smartphone nowadays, QR codes were attractive alternatives instead of asking clients to type in the restaurant’s URL on their phones. Before, QR codes were mainly...
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How to Stop Your Employees Falling Victim to Shipping Notification Scams this Holiday Season

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas holidays fast approaching, cyber criminals are working round the clock to create new scams, such as the shipping notification scam, to phish for private information and commit identity fraud. As many employees will be shopping online during working hours, cyber security leaders need to educate employees on...
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7 Cyber Security Tips for Retailers

The holiday shopping season presents a target-rich environment for cybercriminals. In fact, as per the 2020 Trustwave Global Security Report, the retail industry is the most targeted sector for cyber attacks for the third year running. An increasing shift to a digital environment—a change due in no small part to the COVID-19 pandemic—isn’t making data protection easier for...
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Secure information destruction

What is the value of the information stored on your computer equipment or paper documents? What would the impacts be if your personal or confidential information fell into the wrong hands (e.g. financial loss, loss of image / reputation, regulatory or legal non-compliance)? Can you be certain that a proper destruction method was used on the information (whether in digital or...