28
Apr

Report: Targeted Attacks Are Leading Cybersecurity Incidents

Written by: Jay H. According to a report released by security vendor Positive Technologies, cybercrime is on the rise, and targeted attacks are the leading cybersecurity incidents. Using data collected last year, the organization found that targeted attacks made up 60 percent of incidents, a 5 percent rise from 2018. The top sectors targeted were government, industry, healthcare, science, education,

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21
Apr

5 Best Video Conferencing Apps Compared

Written by: Jay H. Organizations and individuals alike have been flocking to video conferencing tools to keep in contact while working remotely. With so many video conferencing apps available, which one is most appropriate for which situation? We’ve evaluated five popular video conferencing apps: FaceTime Automatically integrated into Apple devices, FaceTime is a useful application for Apple enthusiasts. With one

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17
Apr

Coronavirus: Email Phishing On The Rise

Written by: Jay H. Amongst the chaos created by the coronavirus, scammers are scheming ways to capitalize on peoples’ fears. According to security firm Barracuda Networks, the amount of coronavirus-related email phishing attacks has steadily increased since January. Also, there has been an unprecedented spike since the end of February, with a 667 percent increase in coronavirus email phishing. From

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13
Apr

Report: Latest Cybersecurity Threats And How To Protect Yourself

  Written by: Jay H. Cybercriminals have been taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to target individuals and organizations. A report released by cybersecurity vendor Nuspire details the latest cybersecurity threats and how to protect yourself against them. Nuspire analyzed more than 90 billion traffic logs from the first quarter of 2020 and found malware, botnets, and exploits as the most

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10
Apr

Zoom: Privacy and Security Issues

Written by: Jay H. The increase of remote workers and students due to the coronavirus pandemic has let the Zoom video conferencing app see a surge of users. Its simple interface has made it the default video chat platform for millions. Going from 10 million users in December to 200 million in March, Zoom is the No. 1 most downloaded

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6
Apr

Coronavirus: Internet Traffic Straining Canada’s Networks

  Written by: Jay H. COVID-19 has led to the closure of most non-essential businesses within Canada. With people at home and practicing social distancing, many are using their devices to keep in touch with loved ones. All of this coronavirus-led Internet traffic is putting a strain on Canada’s network providers. Telus reported that home Internet usage has increased by

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30
Mar

60% Of Data Breaches: Missing Patches

Written by: Jay H. Most organizations are aware of the threat of phishing attacks and the effects they can have on businesses. However, just as significant are missing operation system patches and application patches, which accounted for nearly 60% of data breaches in the past two years. Larger businesses are hit the hardest with high downtime costs and disruption, and

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24
Mar

How Hackers Are Targeting Your Remote Workers

    Written by: Jay H. As employees move to a remote environment due to the coronavirus pandemic’s spread, cybersecurity experts say that hackers will follow them, seeking to take advantage of the disorientated workforce. Hackers are targeting remote workers through several vectors, hoping to trick employees into handing over sensitive information. These methods include: disguising their malicious software as

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19
Mar

How To Spot An Email Scam (Phishing)

Written by: Jay H. Email scams (phishing) are a common tactic used by scammers to install malware on a victim’s computer or access sensitive information such as passwords, usernames, and credit cards and banking information. Although some email scams are quite obvious to spot, others can be well-disguised by scammers to look legitimate. Here are some easy ways to spot

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2
Mar

4 Cybersecurity Threats Of 2020

Written by: Jay H. Cybercriminals use several tactics to threaten an organization’s cybersecurity, and the costs can be catastrophic. In 2019, $2 trillion in losses was attributed to cybercrimes, and by 2021, that number is expected to rise to $6 trillion. Alarmingly, around 60% of companies face cyber-attacks, including DDoS, phishing, and social engineering attacks. In 2020, organizations face various

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