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It’s finally 2021 and towards the end of 2020 the world experienced one of the largest cyber breaches in history.  A commonly used security software company by the name of Solarwinds was breached. This caused thousands of businesses globally to be affected with potential malware, mimicking our own global cyber pandemic. Trust in security tools...
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From ransomware schemes to supply chain attacks, this year melded classic hacks with extraordinary circumstances WHAT A WAY to kick off a new decade. 2020 showcased all of the digital risks and cybersecurity woes you’ve come to expect in the modern era, but this year was unique in the ways Covid-19 radically and tragically transformed life around the...
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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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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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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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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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The walls of the corporate workplace will become fluid for enterprises over this decade.This will be a movement driven by the way you want to work and the birth of the fully internet-driven workplace; put another way, it’s the death of the legacy corporate network which naturally means the death of traditional network security. It’s...
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Spear Phishing
A lot of cyber attacks don’t target specific individuals. They are usually attacks of opportunity with the goal to steal as much data as possible or gain access to a large number of systems. Although they may not be the majority, a targeted attack is still a major risk. these more specific hacks often target...
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The importance of establishing strong cybersecurity systems within small to mid-sized companies increases every day. 60% of small businesses who are the victim of a cyber attack close their doors within six months. The U.S. Small Business Administration claims over 1/3rd of all cyber crimes target small to medium sized businesses. Those statistics have continued...
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