6 Signs of a Successfull Security Culture
Security culture is much more than just IT policies and procedures. It requires buy-in and participation from every user. So, how do you know if you’re on the right path to building a security awareness culture? Read More.
Effects of Ransomware Don’t End with Ransom
These cybercriminals are always searching for what amount someone will pay, rather than saying, “Forget that. It’s easier to rebuild.” Cybercriminals are continuing to evolve their approach to evading detection. That is why education with security awareness training is such a pivotal component to organization security producers. Read More.
Homeland Security Warns Against Phishing Threat in 2020 Elections
The US Department of Homeland Security warns against phishing threat in 2020 elections. Phishing attacks are a significant threat to the 2020 electionsUS Department of Homeland Security is warning state election officials that phishing attacks are one of the most significant threats to watch for as the 2020 elections approach. Phishing has been used in US elections previously to successfully breach networks belonging to political parties and state governments. Read More.
Red Flags Warn of Social Engineering
The easiest way to avoid falling for scams and other social engineering attacks is to understand the tactics employed by attackers. Here, we outline some of the most common scams and their warning signs. Read More.
Stock Market Suffers After Data Breaches
The latest data from research firm Comparitech shows that organizations who suffer data breaches continue to suffer in the stock market well after the breach.After a breach, there are many costs incurred by organizations attempting to clean up the mess. Cost of investigations, communications, public relations, legal fees, and customer notifications are just some of the expenses incurred. Read More.
Cyber Criminals Refining Social Engineering Tactics
Attackers are improving their social engineering strategies by accounting for new developments in technology. Researchers at FireEye analyzed 1.3 billion phishing emails and identified three major trends in Q1 2019. Most people assume that they’ll be able to spot a scam when they see one, so scam protection is not something they factor into their thinking. Employees who are expecting to be targeted by social engineering attacks will be far more vigilant as they carry out routine activities. Old-school awareness training does not hack it anymore. Your email filters have an average failure rate of 7-10%. Organizations need a secure human firewall as their last line of defense. Read More.
Financial Firms are 300X More Likely to Receive Cyberattacks
Cybercriminals tend to go where the money is, which means that financial, payroll, and accounting firms are huge targets. Unfortunately, most financial firms are ill-prepared for cyberattacks and suffer higher in costs when a cyberattack happens. Read More.
Calculating the ROI on Security Awareness Training
ROI It’s no secret that investing in security awareness training for your employees can be costly. Even when the IT leaders in your organization understand the critical nature of such training, decision-makers in the C-Suite might not be so easily convinced. We are sharing how to calculating the ROI on security awareness training. Read More.
Employees Don’t Take USB Security Seriously
USB devices continue to be an entry point for cybercriminals that are looking for ways to access your data with lack of USB device security procedures. USB devices can be used to infect a machine with malware, trojans, or ransomware. According to secure-hardware vendor Apricorn’s The State of USB Data Protection 2019 report, USB devices remain a feasible target for cybercriminals. Read More.