Cybersecurity

IT Security and Cyber Insurance – Working Hand-in-Hand

Protecting your organization, large or small, from cyber attacks rests to a great extent on the IT security infrastructure and processes that are in place and managed by in-house and/or outsourced IT professionals. It is interesting to note that more than half of all cyber attacks are directed at small and mid-sized businesses. According to …

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Skills Shortages Are Exposing Organizations to Cyber Risk

Over half (52%) of IT and security professionals believe that cybersecurity skills shortages are putting their business at an increased risk of attack, according to a new poll from Infosecurity Europe. Now in its 24th year, Europe’s leading cybersecurity show asked over 9700 of its Twitter followers a series of questions on skills challenges, as well …

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Over One Million Asus Users Backdoored in Sophisticated Cyberattack

Security experts have uncovered a sophisticated new Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attach which may have infected more than one million Asus users via a backdoored utility. Kaspersky Lab revealed that the group behind Operation ShadowHammer focused their efforts on a supply chain attack of the sort seen in recent years affecting legitimate software from CCleaner …

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58% of cyber attack victims were small businesses – you could be next.

Cybercrime is a big and nasty business. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, small business (organizations with fewer than 250 employees) becomes a prevalent and profitable target: 58% of them were a cyber attack victims in the recent year, and the astounding amount of $6 trillion is expected to be the cost of cybercrime the by year …

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New MacOS vulnerability can give hackers access to all of your stored passwords

A new MacOS vulnerability bug that reveals all of user’s stored passwords to malicious apps was discovered by a German 18-year-old Linus Henze. He is not sharing the details with Apple at this time. The bug was verified and reported by Forbes; Apple is not commenting on this fact at this time Considering an average …

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773 million records of email addresses were breached – Have you been pwned?

Today, one of the largest data breach data sets was released containing roughly 773 million unique records of email addresses and passwords. Microsoft Regional Director and MVP Troy Hunt obtained the original data set, titled ‘Collection #1’ from a hacker forum. The original data set contained 2,692,818,238 rows of email addresses and passwords. That’s right, …

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Important Alert: NEW Office 365 Phishing Threat

A new phishing attack is using fake non-delivery notification in an attempt to steal users’ Microsoft Office 365 credentials. These credentials will then be used to send messages from the users account, further spreading malicious emails and software. In this case, the attack begins when a user receives a fake non-delivery notification email from ‘Microsoft.’ …

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10% of you are compromised by at least one of the passwords from the Top 100 List of 2018

Each year, SplashData., Inc, a leader in password management, analyses leaked passwords to find the top commonly used passwords. In 2018, SplashData, Inc. had five million passwords to work from, most of them from hacks in the US and Europe. According to the statistics, almost 10% of people have used at least one common password …

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