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You have an endpoint protection solution, email security gateway, antimalware, and a plethora of other security tools at your fingertips. How do you make sense of it all, to see the whole picture? The simple answer is a SIEM or Security Information and Event Management. A SIEM solution takes all the data generated by your...
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What is an “Email Security Gateway”? An Email Security Gateway is one of the first lines of defense we deploy against certain cyberthreats to our organizations. Spam, phishing attacks, and email compromise are just a few of these threats that email security gateways block. Most email solutions like G-suite and Office365 offer some baseline gateway...
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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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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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Photo by Philipp Katzenberger on Unsplash What is “Endpoint Security“ While the concept of “Endpoint Security” is simple, its execution and operation aren’t. What exactly is “Enpoint Security” and what is an “Endpoint Security Solution“ Endpoint security is the concept of security measures placed at each “endpoint” or device accessing an enterprise network. This can include desktops, laptops,...
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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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