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Black Friday Cyber Shopping Safety tips

🎁 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...
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Louisiana government computers knocked out after ransomware attack

(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...
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Quiksilver and Billabong Affected by Ransomware Attack

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...
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The Most Dangerous Cyber Breaches Of 2019

Written by James Sheehy No matter how vigilant you are in the modern world data breaches have the potential to impact both you and your business. From hacking, to malware, to even social engineering, the technological infrastructure of the modern world has many points of failure. Emails, passwords, names, personal information, phone numbers, and social...
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‘What a mess’: McDonald’s customers frustrated as ‘Hamburglar’ hacks more app accounts Social Sharing

The so-called Hamburglar is still at large, hacking customers’ McDonald’s app accounts and ordering food on their dime. For some victims, their troubles didn’t end there as they were unhappy with how McDonald’s handled their cases. “What a mess,” said Deborah Kelly of Peterborough, Ont. She’s unimpressed after the fast-food giant mistakenly blamed mystery charges on...
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Bed Bath & Beyond Discloses Breach

Home retailer Bed Bath & Beyond is the latest company to be hacked. Late Tuesday, the company said email and password information were acquired by an outside source and that less than 1 percent of online customer accounts were compromised. Additionally, no online customers’ payment cards were impacted and notifications have been to select customers. The date of...
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Ransomware Hits B2B Payments Firm Billtrust

Business-to-business payments provider Billtrust is still recovering from a ransomware attack that began last week.  The company said it is in the final stages of bringing all of its systems back online from backups. With more than 550 employees, Lawrence Township, N.J.-based Billtrust is a cloud-based service that lets customers view invoices, pay, or request bills via...
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CenturyLink customer details exposed online, 2.8 million records leaked

A database of 2.8m records containing sensitive information regarding hundreds of thousands of CenturyLink’s customers was left open online for anyone with internet access to see. The records making up the database were logs from a third party notification platform used by CenturyLink. They included multiple pieces of personal information including name, email address, phone...
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Florida Women’s Clinic Warns 520,000 Patients of Data Breach

A Florida clinic providing specialized medical care for women has alerted all current and former patients that their personal information and medical records may have been exposed following a data breach.  North Florida OB-GYN, which joined Women’s Care Florida on May 6, 2019, became aware that a cyber-attack had been waged against its network on July 27...
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What Is Deep Learning?

Deep learning is a term that you are most likely hearing often. We have entered into an advanced age of technology and there are a lot of questions circulating around this subject. What is deep learning? Is it artificial intelligence? When will we see more evidence of AI integrated into our lives? The answer is,...
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What is Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)?

Endpoint detection & response (EDR) is a cybersecurity solution consisting of multiple tools (including AI) that monitor for potential security threats and address them head on. This technology works by constantly collecting information from endpoint devices connected to an organization’s network such as desktops, servers, laptops, or tablets. By “information,” we are mostly referring to...
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Consumer Security Best Practices for the 2021 Holiday Season

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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Identify: The First Step of the NIST Framework

The NIST Security Framework is the ultimate roadmap for which the United States government outlines how businesses can develop their cybersecurity program to account for the threat landscape that is forever evolving. The framework is long and detailed but can be more easily understood when the recommended best practices and security measures are broken down...
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What is Zero Trust Security?

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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6 zero trust myths and misconceptions

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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Twitch breach highlights dangers of choosing ease of access over security

By Christopher Burgess Attackers essentially broke into the Twitch house and cleaned out everything. Following least-privilege access principles and encrypted datasets will help others avoid that scenario. No company wants to see its crown jewels exposed to the elements, yet this is what happened to the Amazon-owned online streaming platform Twitch on October 6 when 125GB...
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