Data aggregation could be your biggest insider security threat

When insiders attack a company, with the intent of stealing sensitive data, there are a few steps they (usually) take. With this pattern of behavior being similar for most attackers, companies could be able to spot an imminent attack, if they could spot some of these patterns. However, in most cases, they’re not really good at it. This is according …

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Many businesses continue to underestimate phishing threat

Despite being around for almost three decades, phishing is still a popular cybercrime tactic, a new report from Sophos claims. Phishing owes most of its popularity to its simplicity, scalability and capacity to flex to current events.  To address the issue, most businesses are deploying cyber awareness programs and various training initiatives, with varying levels of success. The biggest problem …

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Ransomware-as-a-Service: The next big threat to business

Covid-19: A catalyst for cybercrime   The introduction of remote working in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a spike in cybercrime. Many organizations have implemented teleworking overnight and were ill-prepared for threats that dominate the realms of cyberspace. Some remote workers are still unfamiliar with security concepts and controls, IT staff continue to be overwhelmed, business leaders …

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More must be done to combat the rising threat of malicious domains

Deception has always been the lynchpin of cybercrime. Many attacks focus on tricking victims into clicking malicious links or opening files they believe to be safe and genuine. One of the most effective ways to convince a victim that they are dealing with a trusted brand or individual is to create a false, malicious web domain.  This is known as …

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Threat data feeds could be the key to keeping your business safe

Threat data feeds play a major role in helping organizations tighten up their cybersecurity posture, a new report from Neustar and the Ponemon Institute claims. Polling more than 1,000 security professionals, the pair found that almost four in five (79 percent) believe data feeds are essential to a strong, secure IT environment. For more than half (55 percent), threat data …

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Most security pros are banned from sharing threat intelligence with the community

Most threat intelligence (TI) analysts are members of professional communities, but half of those working in IT and cybersecurity positions are not allowed to share intelligence with others, a new report from Kaspersky claims. Based on a poll of 5,200 IT and cybersecurity experts from around the world, the report states that TI analysts often participate in various forums and …

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Four tips to help businesses navigate today’s threat landscape

Following the outbreak of Covid-19, businesses around the world rapidly implemented new technologies to adapt to remote working and accommodate hybrid workforces. In general, businesses have shown great resilience and agility. But as working from home continues, many organizations are beginning to turn their focus to cyber security. From an attack standpoint, the pandemic has not changed the way cyber …

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Security threat to critical infrastructure reaches record high

Industrial organizations are speeding up their digital transformation efforts in order to better navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, but have attracted the attention of cybercriminals in the process. A new report from Nozomi Networks Labs found that 2020 was a record-breaking year in terms of the weaponization of the supply chain, as well as the number, sophistication and destructive force of …

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Email-based scams pose the greatest threat to business data

The quantity of cyberthreats businesses have started facing since the pandemic kicked off has increased significantly. Among all the different types of threats they are facing, email-based scams appear to be the most prevalent.  This is according to a new report from Mactavish, a company specializing in outsourced insurance buyer and claims resolution. Polling 218 business owners and managers for …

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How effective is threat hunting for organizations?

In recent years threat hunting has become much more widely adopted, but today the definition of threat hunting is still quite a controversial topic.  Threat hunting is the art of finding the unknown in your environment, going beyond traditional detection technologies, with active cyber defense activity, proactively and iteratively searching through networks to detect and isolate advanced threats that evade …

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