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Data breaches are events where certain confidential information is accessed without proper authorization. this goes further by having copies of that data distributed. The average data breach in 2020 caused roughly 3.92 million (USD) in damages. The core concept of a data breach is the fact that data confidentiality has been compromised. Data breaches can...
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Security Posture A lot of the time we like to think that adding a new tool or creating a new policy will start to cover our bases and make us less vulnerable. While that can be true in a lot of cases, we often tend to overlook system interaction changes and a plethora of other...
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We covered “Email Phishing” last week, and a threat that is commonly found in conjuncture with Email phishing is “Ransomware”. Ransomware is a type of malware that is designed to encrypt data on an infected machine and deny access to it. Most of the time it has a “ransom” to be paid to decrypt it,...
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This article is the start of a series of articles concerning “Common Cyber Threats” that affect organizations today. We’ll go over how these threats work, what types of threats there are, and some common ways to spot and mitigate damage from these threat types. Today we’ll start with Email Phishing. When people think of cyberattacks,...
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Zoom jumped from 10 million meeting participants per day (December 2019) to over 200 million daily meeting participants (March 2020). This has led to an unprecedented amount of attention being pointed at Zoom, be it from general public use or from those looking to exploit potential chinks in Zoom’s platform. That attention quickly evolved into...
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There are many types of exploits cyber criminals can use for various nefarious purposes. These exploits are vastly different in terms of how they work but the one common denominator between them is they all exploit vulnerable systems within the technology we use every day. Some exploits can be defined by the intended purpose of...
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Not all cyber security risks come from malware, viruses, or software vulnerabilities. One of the most grievous risks is a bit more obvious. Keeping passwords on post-it notes or in notepad files might be one of the most easy to recognize vulnerabilities you could discuss in a cyber security setting. Yet studies show it is...
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FIVE STEPS TO COMPLIANCEby: Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer Despite different industries being required to follow differently named guidelines, there’s a pretty good overlap for those information security items that IT really needs to worry about.Although there will be some personal information that may not fall under any compliance standards, from an IT perspective,...
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Written by Chris Peterson, Forbes According to a 2019 survey from The Conference Board of more than 800 international CEOs and 600 C-suite members, cybersecurity is cited as the top external concern. The Conference Board also notes (via CIO Dive) that malicious cyber activity cost the economy up to $109 billion in 2016. CEOs and boards that seek...
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https://www.cisomag.com/6-practices-to-strengthen-your-password-hygiene-in-2020/ By Rudra Srinivas The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of the United Kingdom recently issued a warning to its citizens to have stronger and unique passwords after releasing a file that contained the top 100,000 commonly hacked passwords from the “Have I Been Pwned” data set. With unprotected databases and online services getting breached often, leaked/stolen passwords from...
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