Tag: Phishing

20
May

Top Phishing Email Scam Subject Keywords

  Written by: Jay H. Phishing is the top cybersecurity threat facing individuals and organizations alike. Last year, forty-three percent of data breaches involved phishing, demonstrating just how widespread the issue is. A recent report from Expel analyzes phishing emails and uncovers the most common tactics scammers use to trick victims successfully. After analyzing ten thousand malicious emails, Expel determined the top

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14
May

How To Reduce Cyberattack Risk For Your Organization

Written by: Jay H. Every business is at significant risk of a cyberattack. Indeed, 42 percent of businesses experienced a cyberattack in the last year, yet many businesses still do not take action to defend themselves. Reducing your firm’s cyberattack risk should be one of your biggest priorities in order to prevent costly breaches. Here are some ways you can

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8
Apr

Ransomware: Under Half Of Companies That Pay Ransom Recover Data

Written by: Jay H. Ransomware is every organization’s worst nightmare. A new study from Telus unveils how ransomware is impacting Canadian businesses and how firms can protect themselves from this ever-evolving threat. The survey included 463 responses from key decision-makers in Canadian businesses. While the study encompassed all industry verticals, there was a particular focus on eight sectors: financial services,

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6
Feb

What Is The Principle Of Least Privilege (POLP)?

Written by: Jay H. The principle of least privilege (POLP) is the concept that you should only grant any user, program, or process the bare minimum privileges required to perform its tasks. So whether that user is the owner or a new hire, they only have the minimum permissions needed to do their jobs. This principle works by giving excessive rights

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15
Dec

FBI: Ransomware Targeting Food & Agriculture Sector

Written by: Jay H. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned that cybercriminals are targeting the food and agriculture sector with ransomware attacks. According to the notification, threat actors are turning their attention to the food and agriculture industry because of its increasing reliance on smart tech. These attacks are disrupting operations, causing financial loss, and negatively impacting the food

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19
Oct

5 Must-Have Cybersecurity Measures Every Small Business Must Take

Written by: Jay H. Nowadays, cybersecurity measures are a must for individuals and organizations alike. Without them, cybercriminals can easily breach your network and steal, damage, or delete your invaluable data. If you think you are “too small” to be targeted by attackers, think again. Approximately 43 percent of all cyberattacks target small businesses, meaning you’re in the direct sight

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11
Oct

You Can Now Go Passwordless With Your Microsoft Account

Written by: Jay H. Passwords have long been an inconvenient – but necessary – safeguard for everything in our online lives. We’re expected to use unique, complex passwords for every account or risk getting hacked. But now, Microsoft has announced that you can go passwordless with your Microsoft account. You can completely remove the password from your Microsoft account and instead

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28
Aug

Phishing: Watch Out For Fake Unsubscribe Buttons

Written by: Jay H. Scammers are using fake unsubscribe emails to verify valid email accounts for use in future spam and phishing campaigns, according to BleepingComputer. You may have seen these in your inbox – emails with little to no context, simply asking if you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe. These emails do not describe what content you are subscribing

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21
Aug

Report: 1-in-3 Employees Likely To Fall For Phishing Scams

Written by: Jay H. Phishing scams are incredibly lucrative for scammers, who manage to rob victims of billions each year. A new report from cybersecurity company KnowBe4 demonstrates just how effective these campaigns are, finding that one-in-three untrained users were likely to fall for phishing scams. Who’s taking the bait? KnowBe4 used what it calls a “phish-prone percentage” (PPP) to determine

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2
Aug

Top Industries Targeted By Cyberattacks

Written by: Jay H. All organizations are at risk of cyberattacks, yet some industries are at greater risk. Cybercriminals set their sights on more vulnerable industries that either deal with highly sensitive data or lack the cybersecurity infrastructure of larger corporations. Today’s businesses cannot afford to remain complacent with their cybersecurity. After all, a single data breach costs organizations an

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