90% of Breaches are Due to Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

90% of Breaches are Due to Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

When a hacker or malware penetrates your company’s defenses, the first question should always be how did it happen? Most of the time, it was due to social engineering or phishing attacks. Let’s breakdown what a social engineering and phishing attacks are. Social engineering is the art of manipulating people, so they give up confidential… Read more »

Ransomware Attacks

Businesses Lack of Training for Ransomware Attacks

Businesses are very aware of the consequences of ransomware attacks, but few have taken the necessary steps to prevent them from happening. According to a new survey of government employees by IBM, 73% of businesses are concerned about impending ransomware threats. However, they lack the training required for their employees to prevent ransomware attacks. From… Read more »

security awareness training

From the Office of Brian Jackson, “The Importance of Security Awareness Training”

Your employees are not the weakest link. They are the primary attack vector.  Most organizations continue to place more trust in technology-based solutions than on training their employees to be more aware of the threat landscape and able to recognize the red flags associated with a cyber-attack. Organizations tend to see their employees as liabilities… Read more »

calculating ROI on Security Awareness Training

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. The key… Read more »

financial firms cyberattacks

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. Global wealth-management trends found some shocking data around how poorly prepared financial firms are. In a survey where firms… Read more »

Stock Market Data Breaches

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… Read more »

red flags of social engineering

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. One of the most common signs of a scam is the use of “stressor events,” which play on the victims’ emotions… Read more »