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11 Cyber Security Tips for the Holidays

E-commerce growth is expected to grow by 9.4% by 2024; by 2027, it’s forecasted to hit a whopping $8 trillion for the first time. More people shopping online means more opportunities for cyber criminals to strike. In fact, there’s a growing trend of cyber scams taking place during the holiday shopping spree. As we all get busy with our holiday shopping and preparations, keeping security in mind...
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Why Modern Design Matters in Cyber Security Training

As cyber criminals keep innovating, coming up with new and more damaging attacks every year, it’s crucial for organizations worldwide to train their staff to recognize these threats. According to a study by Mastercard, a staggering 95% of data breaches are due to human error. This statistic highlights the critical importance of training employees on modern cyber threats. Maintaining employee...
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Data Privacy on Social Media: How to Protect Your Information

More than half of the world population (54%) spends an average of 2 hours and 21 minutes on social media daily. Users’ likes, opinions, geotags, photo uploads, and friend connections are considered personal data. What social media companies do with that information is vitally important. However, users often give those platforms enormous control over their data when they sign user agreements. ...
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How Often Should Employees Receive Security Awareness Training?

With cyber attacks posing a significant threat to businesses, especially to small ones where 60% don’t survive such an incident, the importance of regular and effective cyber security awareness training is more evident than ever. But what defines “regular?” What makes “effective?” This article explores the crucial aspect of training frequency. It’s not just about whether your employees undergo...
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Protecting Retail Businesses from Cyber Attacks

Retail stores are one of the oldest ways humans exchange goods and services. As they evolve, one of the most significant shifts they have undergone is the dramatic increase in technology integration within their operations. From tools to check stock to staffing management and cash registers, retail stores rely heavily on technology for almost every aspect of their business. Unfortunately, all...
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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 threats that deliver...
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9 Ways to Protect Yourself from Fraudsters This Black Friday and Cyber Monday

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are excellent opportunities for consumers to get hold of some great deals, they are also ideal for cyber criminals to execute cyber crimes and scams. Research shows that global e-commerce fraud is increasing, causing losses amounting to $41 billion in 2022. Later this year, the predicted losses are expected to exceed $48 billion. The retail industry is the...
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Voice Generation AI: A Major Threat to Communication Carriers' Security Systems

Voice-based cyber attacks have existed for a long time and have wreaked havoc worldwide. They are a low-effort, high-reward attack that can be scaled to extreme heights with very little effort apart from finding phone number lists to call. This is part of the reason why vishing attacks have seen a 54% increase in 2022. A potentially even more aggravating factor is the recent drastic improvements...
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The 5 Most Spoofed Brands in the World

“On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” Cartoon by Peter Steiner There’s a reason this cartoon gained popularity in 1993 and has now become an iconic representation of how the internet works. The internet provides a way for people to hide their real identities, which can unfortunately lead to dishonest activities. Nowadays, scammers take advantage of this to deceive people who...
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Empowering Retailers with Cyber Security Knowledge: Why It Matters

This eBook is built to help guide retail leaders through common objections to cyber security training. It demonstrates why security awareness training programs are critical to reducing human risk, changing unsafe online behaviors, and protecting sensitive data. Download the eBook to learn: The key cyber security challenges in the retail sector and why awareness training is non-negotiable. How...
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Building a Resilient Cyber Security Culture in the Finance Sector

Banks and wealth management firms do more than just handle money—they protect the lifeblood of the global economy amid a complex web of rules and interconnected systems. This eBook breaks down the cyber security risks in the financial sector, tackles the most common objections related to cyber security investments in this field, and shares straightforward tips for building healthy cyber security...
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How Is the Digital Age Redefining Social Engineering's Playbook?

Phishing has always been a prominent attack vector, skyrocketing as traditional hacks became more complicated. Even worse, hackers have begun perfecting their tactics to make them more reliable and damaging. One of the most dangerous variants is social engineering, and with the help of AI, it's now becoming increasingly sophisticated. Let's discuss how AI is changing social engineering's playbook...
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How to Avoid Phishing Simulations False Positives?

This year is seeing more phishing attacks in more places, having more detrimental impacts. One security messaging provider noted a 61% increase in phishing attacks between April and October 2022 compared to the same period the previous year. Another report observed that when phishing attacks were successful in 2022, financial losses from those incidents increased by 76%. In another trend,...
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The Limitations of Zero Trust Architecture and How to Overcome Them

With cyber security incidents so prevalent, another result from the EY survey is impossible to ignore. A recent Ernst & Young (EY) report revealed that in the past 12 months, 81% of organizations experienced an average of 25 cybersecurity incidents. Furthermore, 53% of the surveyed cyber leaders concur that in today’s digital environment, a secure perimeter is non-existent. Given this stark...
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Deepfakes: What They Are and How to Spot Them

Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are getting more capable and creative every day. Generative AI is writing human-like prose and creating lifelike photography. 3D animation software is making those images come alive. Voice generation tools are replicating people’s voices with just a smattering of input. And it’s not coming out of Hollywood studios. Much of the excitement is due to the fact that...
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The Crucial Need for Cyber Security in Nonprofits

In an increasingly digital world, the safety of sensitive information is paramount. Unfortunately, nonprofits have become a goldmine for cyber criminals seeking to exploit their often limited security measures. These organizations, while operating with smaller teams and budgets, are responsible for substantial funds and sensitive data, drawing the attention of online predators looking for an easy...
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Top 7 K-12 Cyber Security Threats and How to Mitigate Them

Education and technology used to operate on separate tracks, but they have become increasingly interconnected in recent years. Adding software and connected devices to the classroom has given teachers more flexibility in their teaching styles and makes their job easier. However, these new tools came with essential responsibilities that took a moment to get embraced by teachers and school...
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AI in Cyber Security: Pros and Cons, and What it Means for Your Business

AI has been making waves in virtually every industry, and cyber security is no exception. Several companies are adopting the technology into different business functions, such as logistics and IT. But as AI quickly leaks into the business landscape, it’s also been the subject of criticism. Recently, news reports have revealed that ¾ of global businesses are considering or have already...
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2023 Phishing Benchmark Global Report

Working with Microsoft to create a real-world simulation experience, this report provides a true phishing behavior benchmarking opportunity for organizations worldwide.
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How to Develop Security Awareness Training

According to Valimail’s Spring 2019 Email Fraud Landscape, about 3.4 billion phishing emails are sent each day, making it one of the most common types of cyber attacks. This number shows how crucial it is to train your employees so they can recognize and report malicious emails. That’s where cyber security awareness training comes in. With the right training program, you can provide your...