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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 to meaningfully reduce their risk of experiencing high-impact cyber incidents such as data breaches must invest in a security operations...
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 data breaches can pose a severe threat if users continue reusing their weak passwords. Practicing good password hygiene is one of the...
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 a dramatic improvement that will reshape the way we all connect, rewrite how IT leaders help you access work, and...
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 business leaders, CEO’s, and government officials. One type of targeted attack  used is referred to as “spearphishing”. Spearphishing is an...
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 to rise every year. Small to medium sized businesses often struggle to implement the cyber security strategies and systems needed...
VPN
What is a VPN? Every time you access a website while browsing the internet your data must first go through your Internet Service Provider (ISP). They can log and track that data while seeing everything you do online. Some of these companies even sell that information to governments, advertisers, or other third parties.  A Virtual Private Network (VPN) circumvents this problem by encrypting your internet traffic. Letting you connect through their servers and blocking your...
🎁 Tips for Safe Online Holiday shopping. 🛍 In 2018, 8% of consumers surveyed said they were victims of Identity theft during the holiday season. As black Friday approaches 56% of holiday shoppers plan to make purchases online in 2019. Before you shop this holiday season, we have prepared a list of cyber tips for you to stay safe from Online Criminals: 1. Ship to a Secure location 2. Only use official retailer apps to...
(Reuters) – Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification. Many state agencies had their servers taken down in response to the attack, Governor John Bel Edwards said in a series of messages posted to Twitter. He said the agencies were coming back online but that full restoration could take “several days.” “There is...
Disney’s hotly-anticipated streaming service Disney+ finally launched this week. Despite being open to the public for just a few days, hackers have already hijacked thousands of accounts and put them up for sale on the Dark Web. Reporting for ZDNet, Catalin Cimpanu discovered several listings for Disney+ accounts on different underground hacking forums. The going rate for a hacked account appears to be somewhere between $3 and $5. That’s three to four times more than the asking...
Action sports giant Boardriders was hit by a ransomware attack that affected some of its subsidiaries, including Quiksilver and Billabong, and forced the company to shut down computing systems all over the world. Boardriders has around 10,000 employees from all over the world and its Quiksilver, Billabong, ROXY, RVCA, DC Shoes, and Element brands are sold in over 110 countries. Following the attack, the company’s e-commerce stores displayed messages offering customers 20% off promotions and stating that Boardriders is experiencing shipping...

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