Protecting Against Social Engineering Attacks

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Most people think of hacking as using malware and coding to bypass security defenses and steal data or money. Social engineers take a different approach, targeting the human instead of the software ...
New Sextortion Scam Tries to Scare Users with Fake CIA Investigation

New Sextortion Scam Tries to Scare Users with Fake CIA Investigation

Extortionists have launched a new sextortion scam campaign that leverages a fake Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) investigation to try to scare users. In an email I obtained from a wary user, the ...
Attackers Sending Fake Copyright Infringement Notices to Instagram Users

Attackers Sending Fake Copyright Infringement Notices to Instagram Users

Digital attackers are targeting high-profile Instagram users with fake copyright infringement notifications in a bid to hijack their accounts. Detected by Kaspersky Lab, this scheme begins when an Instagram influencer receives an ...

BlackBerry Moves to Strengthen Ties with the US Government (Thank God)

BlackBerry has successfully transitioned from being a smartphone vendor to something very different. They still have the leading operating system for automobiles and nuclear power plants (QNX), which is arguably (and has ...
Why Artificial Intelligence Is Crucial for Effective Cybersecurity

Why Artificial Intelligence Is Crucial for Effective Cybersecurity

Once upon a time, cybersecurity was a function of protecting a server or two, and a handful of endpoints from a random virus every now and then. Over the past 20 years, ...
Cyberthreats Your Business Isn’t Prepared For

Cyberthreats Your Business Isn’t Prepared For

You have backups in the event your business is hit by ransomware. You have prepared PR statements should there be any kind of customer data breach. You have been careful to keep ...

Majority of organizations still report a lack of cyber security budget

Despite years of widespread data breaches and increased regulatory demands, 75 percent of respondents to a recent survey do not believe that they have an adequate information security budget. Additionally, attackers continue ...

5 Signs Your Business Could Be Facing an IT Disaster

In the UK, it’s less likely for a natural disaster to be a threat to our livelihood and our businesses than other places in the world—although in recent years the autumn floods, ...

Report: 80% of IT Security Pros Think the Skills Gap Has Worsened Since 2017

The U.S. government had its longest government shutdown in history between 22 December 2018 and 25 January 2019. It’s not yet clear what overall impact this closure had on U.S. digital security ...
7 Top Security Risks in 2019

7 Top Security Risks in 2019, According to Security Professionals

As with every year, 2019 brings with it myriad security risks and security professionals have a lot to say about what companies and individuals should do to prepare for and prevent these ...
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