What's the Damage? The Truth About the Cost of Data Breaches

In today's interconnected world, organizations are responsible for their cyber security practices as well as those of their third-party vendors. With increasingly complex risk management scenarios, the impact of a data breach can be catastrophic for an entire supply chain. According to a study by IBM, 83% of U.S. companies who participated have experienced a data breach more than once, costing...

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 job openings in the...

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and How it Affects Your Business

New regulations are already keeping IT professionals on their toes in 2023. One monumental change for California residents and businesses is the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The legislation came into force on January 1, 2023. Legislators drafted the new rules to empower consumers and close gaps in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CPRA gives customers more control over their...

Let's Compare Cyber Security Risks by Generation: Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z

A lot of ink over the years has gone into comparing the most common generations within the workplace—and for a good reason. Generations are a great way to compare and study variations in broad subjects like the importance of job security, working habits, and technology usage. These generalizations have been crucial data for many important workplace improvements, including cyber security awareness...

How to Measure the Success of Your Security Awareness Program

There’s no way to measure your security awareness program’s success unless you identify the behaviors you want to address and develop a clear, actionable strategy. However, many cyber security leaders struggle to create a framework to quantify the success of their security awareness training . As a result, their organizations rely on intuition rather than clearly defined objectives and supporting...

The Security Risks of Improper Employee Offboarding and How to Prevent It

Employees come and go for a variety of reasons. If you’re lucky, they’ll be very cooperative with the offboarding process, but this isn’t always the case. And even if they are, you still have to take it with a grain of salt. Some say that calm and cooperative offboarding is often the most dangerous because people aren’t as diligent when the situation seems lax. If these moments have any...

Countering The 5 Most Common Social Media Phishing Scams

It’s upsetting when bad actors turn the good things in life against us. We use social media daily to celebrate, learn, keep in touch, fall in love, and buy things that satisfy our needs and wants. Unfortunately, hackers exploit that information to execute phishing attacks. Social media platforms did not only experience more attacks in 2022, but it’s also become the fastest-growing attack surface...

March 2023 Marks the 19th Anniversary of Fraud Prevention Month in Canada

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Terranova Security wants to take this opportunity to emphasize the importance of raising awareness on information security best practices. Let’s stop online fraud in its tracks. As security professionals focused on Information Security Awareness (ISA), much of what we do is fraud prevention. Our aims and actions have a direct link to Fraud Prevention Month...
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Understand Crucial Phishing Stats

Over 40% of clickers would’ve compromised confidential data Don’t leave your most important information and business operations vulnerable to phishing threats. Get the insights you need to strengthen your data protection and avoid data breaches by watching the full on-demand version of this webcast.

Don’t Be A Victim of CEO Fraud

Everyone wants to look good in front of their boss. Which is exactly why an urgent email from the CEO of your company is guaranteed to catch your attention. You’re more likely to act on the request immediately without questioning the details. But what if that email didn’t come from your boss? All it takes is one savvy email that encourages an employee to act on behalf of their team leader. For...

19 Phishing Email Examples

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Phishing attacks work because people don’t know what phishing looks like. These examples of phishing emails emphasize how easy it is to be tricked.
Cyber Threats

Cyber Security In The Education Sector

The education sector experienced a "record-breaking" year of cyber attacks in 2020. In case you'd been sleeping under a rock, there was a global pandemic that drove up the need for virtual setups. According to Microsoft , education is globally the sector most vulnerable to threats like malware, accounting for more than 6.8 million (over 63%) of total reported encounters in early 2022. It's not one...

What You Need to Know About the Google Drive Scam

Hackers are targeting hundreds of thousands of Google users with fake Google Drive notifications and emails to try and trick them into visiting malicious websites.

The Crypto Crash: How it Affects Cyber Security in 2023 and What to Do About It

The crypto market has been on a wild ride over the past few years, with prices soaring to all-time highs in 2017 and then crashing just as dramatically in 2018. And while the market has been relatively stable in recent months, many experts predict another crash in 2023. But what does this mean for cyber security? In this article, we’ll explore the potential effects of the crypto crash on...

4 Examples of CEO Fraud and How to Prevent Them

Everyone wants to impress their boss, which is exactly what scammers rely on nowadays to carry out sophisticated phishing attacks called CEO fraud. Examples of CEO fraud are becoming increasingly common, with attackers regularly sending out phishing emails to an organization's employees and impersonating the top executive. This often comes with a demand at the end of the day that must be completed...

6 Things to Learn from the Garmin Security Breach

As much as we can say that cyber security measures are advancing, we can say the same about cyber criminals and their strategies. In 2022, ransomware attacks occurred every 11 seconds on average, at a global annual cost to businesses and governments of $20 billion US. Costs are rising in part due to the growing ransoms demanded from victims. While estimates of the average ransomware payout in 2020...

Yes, Cybercriminals Can Use ChatGPT to Their Advantage, Too

In the age of robots and artificial intelligence comes another player in the AI market: ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer). Since its release, cyber security professionals have unlocked various opportunities with its features. Namely, it can answer prompts, write codes on demand, detect phishing emails , and crack passwords . In a nutshell, ChatGPT can be an invaluable tool for security...

Everything You Need to Know About Biometrics Hacking

Biometric authentication, such as face IDs, retina scans, and fingerprints, were introduced to our devices to increase security. At first, it felt like it was doing what it was meant to do. Plus, the convenience it brought with it was top-notch. I mean, accessing your smartphone with your thumb? Logging into your bank account using your face ID? Amazing. However, over the past few years...

Got Malware? The Risk of Buying This Smart ID Card Reader from Amazon

KrebsOnSecurity blog recently reported on a popular, low-cost Common Access Card (CAC) reader available on Amazon that came with drivers infected by malware . A compromised smart ID card reader can bring severe consequences to both government and private organizations. It gives hackers an easy backdoor means of infiltrating networks and systems, which can leave sensitive information vulnerable to...

Is Your Personal Data Safe on Meta’s Social Media Platforms?

Not only are they burning through cash as they pivot toward the metaverse, but their struggles with data privacy are an ongoing issue. In many ways, Facebook/Meta’s data privacy troubles began in 2018, with revelations that a data-marketing firm had illegally collected the personal details of more than 80 million Facebook users. However, despite promises of improvements and changes in corporate...