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 »

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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 »

Security Awareness Recap

Thank you for following along this month as we talk about security awareness. We want to be able provide your company with the best knowledge and technologies to empower your users to be the first line of defense for your company. We hope that you have found these articles helpful and informative. We covered several… Read more »

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Why Getting Hacked Is a Security Advantage

We lock our doors, set the alarm, and install surveillance cameras for our homes and businesses, but when it comes to securing our digital landscape we “trust” our firewalls will do the trick. We take the stance that it won’t happen to me. The truth is, it’s not if, but when. With 90% of security… Read more »

New Form of Phishing to Look Out For

Phishing is moving beyond the email to your online presence to collect personal details to attack you on social networks. In a world where millennials have grown up with a device in their hand, inherently trusting everything they interact with on the web, cybercriminals are meeting victims where they are online, using a new type… Read more »