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Sep
14
Can Script Kids Harm Your Business?

Script kiddies may seem harmless at first, but their potential danger lies within. Cybercriminals who do not possess elite hacking capabilities still pose a significant threat to businesses.


What Is a "Script Kiddie?"



A script kiddie (sometimes referred to as a "skiddie") is someone with limited coding knowledge who rely on other people and resources for finding vulnerabilities in software and websites, using preexisting tools and scripts downloaded by others to launch attacks against your business with one simple press of a button using certain tools that hackers use against businesses like theirs.


People acting out of impulse may not fully grasp the consequences of their actions or simply wan...


Jul
16
The latest trend in phishing attacks

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As is often stated, "A picture speaks a thousand words", cybercriminals are making use of this truthful statement to their advantage.


Cybercriminals have come up with an innovative method for their phishing campaign: They lure victims into clicking images instead of downloading malicious files or following suspect links.


Discover how to protect your business against these unexpected attacks by understanding the early warning signs.


What makes clicking an image special? Perhaps it's to promote an amazing offer or limited-time specials.


Clicking an image won't take you directly to its respective website; rather, it leads to an impostor site designed solely to collect personal information.


Imagine ...


Jul
16
Business Email Compromise Jumped 81% Last Year! Learn how to fight it

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Email, commonly known as electronic mail, has become an indispensable component of modern life. People use it for many different purposes including business transactions. Unfortunately, cybercrime has increased exponentially thanks to our increased reliance on digital technologies; one significant cyber threat facing businesses today is Business Email Compromise.


Why should we pay special attention to BEC attacks? They're on the rise: in 2022 alone they increased 81% while 98% of employees did not report this threat.


What Is Business Email Compromise (BEC)?


Its Business Email Compromise is an email-based scam in which criminals target their victims using email fraud. Both businesses and individ...


Jun
13
What Is Push-Bombing, and How Can It Be Prevented?

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Cloud account theft has become a serious problem in many organizations. Imagine all the systems and cloud apps your employees must sign into each day with different user/password combinations requiring sign ins requiring your employees to login multiple times each time!



Hackers use various techniques to gain login credentials. By impersonating users, attackers attempt to gain access to business data. Furthermore, these hackers may launch sophisticated attacks or send insider-phishing emails.


How significant is the account breach problem? Account takeover (ATO) increased by 307% between 2019 and 2021.


Multi-Factor Authentication Doesn't Prevent Credential Breaches Many organizations and individ...


Jun
05
Hackers target accounts while you sleep, looking to take over them during that timeframe.


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Your MFA app might be sending too many notifications. It may become bothersome after some time.



Cyber criminals aren't immune from this trend either; they've taken advantage of "MFA fatigue" to gain access to sensitive business data.


MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) is essential to protecting the data on your devices. MFA adds another layer of security by requiring two methods (password + SMS code sent directly to phone) for you to verify who you are when accessing certain accounts or files on a mobile phone or computer.


Constant alerts can become cumbersome and confusing.


Attackers know this and often spam employees with MFA notifications in the middle of the night. This increases the odds th...


Nov
06
Insider Threats Have Grown exponentially Serious Here's How To Counter Them


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Insider attacks are one of the most challenging to detect. Anyone with access to your company's network and data is considered an "insider", whether through a login or other authorized connection.


Insiders have the potential to bypass security measures, granting access to the system despite supposed protections against intruders. Unfortunately, these safeguards won't activate since a log-in user isn't considered an intruder.


Ponemon Institute recently released three sobering statistics that underscore the urgency of addressing this threat. Insider threats are becoming more difficult to detect and more prevalent.


According to the report, over the past two years:



  • Organizations take 85 days to sto...

Nov
03
Unlocking the Power of Endpoint Protection with Ease


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The majority of a company's network and IT infrastructure consists of endpoints. This includes servers, computers, smart gadgets, mobile devices, and servers; you may even connect other IoT devices to the company network for added connectivity.



The number of endpoints a company has depends on its size. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees usually have 22 endpoints, while small businesses employing 50 to 100 individuals typically have around 114 endpoints. Enterprises with over 1,000 workers typically have an average of 1,920 endpoints.


Hackers have the capacity to breach a company's security systems with each of these devices, potentially installing malware or gaining access to company da...


Jul
10
Which MFA Form Is Securest and Convenient?


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Credential theft is at an all-time high, leading to more data breaches than any other type of data breach.


Passwords are now the fastest and most convenient way to perform various types of risky activities, since data and business processes are now typically cloud-based.


A hacker could log in as a user and send phishing emails to your customers or staff using your company account. They could also infect cloud data with ransomware and demand thousands of dollars to have it returned.


How can you safeguard your online accounts, business operations and data? Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the best methods for protecting these resources.


Even if the user credentials are valid, this act...