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Keep this in mind as we start the 2022 Windows software patching year: Patching is not enough to keep Microsoft 365 protected. Before you purchase third-party tools that claim to protect you from all threats, or before you begin that zero-trust project, stop for a moment to evaluate whether you are doing all you can...
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This NIST framework function will tell you everything you need to do to respond to a cybersecurity incident including the strategic planning and specific areas to focus on.  Continuing through the primary functions of the NIST cybersecurity framework, we get to “Respond.” After the “Identify” function where you had determined the risks, vulnerabilities, and elements...
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Following these consumer best practices for online shopping will help you get through the holiday season securely as well as avoid shopping scams, prevent theft of your personal data, and secure your credit card information.   Kate, a mother of three, couldn’t contain her excitement for shopping during the holiday season when she received an email...
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Thinking of adopting Zero Trust. Here are some fundamental principles you need to know. What is the Zero Trust Security Officially named in 2010, a network security model was introduced to secure organizations’ evolving IT infrastructure, which became more vulnerable after heavily incorporating cloud-based applications and databases into their current IT management strategy, creating a...
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If you’ve fallen for one of these myths, you may need to rethink your zero trust strategy. By Neal Weinberg Interest in zero trust is surging, according to IDG’s 2020 Security Priorities Study, with 40% of survey respondents saying they are actively researching zero trust technologies, up from only 11% in 2019, and 18% of organizations...
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Each year on January 28, an international initiative known as Data Privacy Day serves to remind us of the importance of data privacy and the protection of personal information. The goal of Data Privacy Day 2021 is to empower consumers to Own Your Privacy and businesses to Respect Privacy. It Takes Two to Protect Data Privacy Protecting the privacy and...
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Written by Stu Sjouerman Scamming incidents have increased by 519% in 2020 compared to last year, according to researchers at Baltimore-based ZeroFOX. The researchers compared their own data to a recent report from the Federal Trade Commission, which found that scams on social media have skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic earlier this year....
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Spyware is a type of malware that infects your PC or mobile device and gathers information about you, including the sites you go to, usernames and passwords, payment information, and the emails you send and receive. Similarly, stalkerware is a type of software or application that spies on victims. Stalkerware apps are capable of a plethora...
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VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) in theory provide anonymity and secure passage to your online destination. What we’ve increasingly seen is VPN companies go through their own security breaches and exposing users internet logs. Even when a VPN provider claims that it keeps no logs, it can simply be marketing in a way where that might...
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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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