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4 Cybersecurity Predictions to Prepare For

If business leaders have learned anything about cybersecurity, it is that you can’t just set it and forget it. The ever-changing cybersecurity landscape makes staying ahead of hackers an ongoing task. We continually look to cybersecurity experts, government officials, and leaders from both the security and research communities for guidance on how we can be better…

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Cybersecurity Beyond Passwords

97% of successful data breaches start with a phishing attack Despite policies intended to protect passwords, many employees do not take appropriate precautions to properly secure their passwords. This weakness leave the door open for phishing attacks when employees are enticed into giving up their login credentials in response to a fake email cleverly designed to…

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What SMBs Need to Know About Cybersecurity

SMBs mistakenly believe they are too small to be targeted by hackers and ransomware. In fact, SMBs fall into hackers’ cybersecurity sweet spot — they have valuable digital assets, but tend to have less cybersecurity in place than a larger enterprise. Cybercriminals know that SMBs are an easy target with a potentially large and damaging…

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Educate Employees to Stop Cyber Threats

It’s impossible to defend against every cyber threat out there, but what is possible is setting up the best defense mechanisms you can to decrease your chances of getting breached. Cybersecurity experts agree that setting up a bunch of hardware with blinking lights and sirens is not enough to protect your business from cyber criminals. For…

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CEO Email Fraud and How to Prevent it

An as yet unidentified company has fallen victim to nearly $100 million in CEO email fraud, where the bad guys did research on employees that hold the purse strings on deals with suppliers or regularly perform wire transfers. The heist started with a successful phishing attack — employees were social engineered by spoofed emails that claimed…

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Understanding Today’s Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

This chart from IBM reveals today’s threat landscape. Cyber threats are increasingly more damaging, more pervasive and more complex than ever. With over 240 new threats introduced each minute, the standard security perimeter solutions that businesses have been using for years aren’t cutting it anymore. That perimeter is disappearing. Businesses absolutely need dynamic insight and proactive…

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“Dyre Wolf” Trojan has Dire Consequences for SMBs

Last week, IBM Security reported on an active phishing campaign, named Dyre Wolf, that has successfully stolen more than $1 million at a time from targeted enterprise organizations. The heist uses advanced social engineering tactics geared to circumvent two-factor authentication to quickly penetrate targeted organizations and spread Trojans using their victims’ email contacts lists. Most banking Trojans target individuals, but Dyre…

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Successful phishing attempt leads to one of the largest bank hacks in history

According to the New York Times hackers have successfully made away with millions of dollars in one of the largest bank hacks in history. The majority of the targets were in Russia, but banks in Japan, the United States and Europe were also targeted. The bank’s internal computers, used by employees who process daily transfers…

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More Cyber Security Breaches: Beware of Phishing Attacks

Home Depot announced on Thursday that hackers who stole 56 million customer credit and debit card accounts also made off with 53 million customer email addresses. Home Depot stressed that the files containing the stolen email addresses did not contain passwords, payment card information or other sensitive personal information. However, that will not stop cyber thieves from…

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Business’ Biggest Security Threat: Phishing

Phishing – the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details  or other financial information, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an email – is a major cyber security threat to businesses and their customers. In fact, phishing attacks jumped 19% in 2013. Approximately 156 million phishing emails are sent every day, with close to 16 million successfully…

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