Shadow IT and security threats as holidays take off

It has been several weeks since “Freedom Day”. Nearly all remaining Covid laws came to an end after a long 18 months; restrictions around overseas travel have eased, and fully vaccinated adults returning to England from amber list countries will no longer need to self-isolate. With these changes, we can certainly expect more holidays abroad – and so more employees …

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These were some of the biggest email security threats of last year

Covid-19-themed email threats still dominate the email threat landscape, a new report from cybersecurity experts Trustwave says. These threats are often combined with malicious Office documents and compromised Office 365 accounts for maximum impact.  According to the report, Microsoft Excel file attachments were the single biggest attachment type used by criminals last year, as they took up 39 percent of …

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The hidden risk of 2021: Insider threats

Emphasis on perimeter defense has long been a dominant conversation in cybersecurity, with malicious hackers and sophisticated cybercriminal groups behind most high-profile leaks and breaches. But not every threat originates outside the organization. Forrester predicts that insider data breaches will rise 8 percent in 2021 and that a third of all incidents will be caused internally, and many organizations are …

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Remote working threats are still going unnoticed

Remote working may be great for employee productivity and work-life balance, but it’s terrible for cybersecurity posture, a new report from cloud security firm Doherty Associates claims. As reported by City AM, the new report states that almost half of managers (42 percent) from financial institutions and law firms do not have clear visibility into threats targeting remote workers. Furthermore, …

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Organizations upskilling IT staff to deal with security threats

Every day, cyberatacks and growing in complexity and scale. To mitigate these threats, enterprises everywhere are investing increasing sums in upskilling their IT security teams. This is according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which states that almost half (41 percent) of enterprises want to improve the expertize of their in-house specialists. As a matter of fact, this …

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Top six cyber security threats to watch out for

Cybercrimes are estimated to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. Data breaches cost companies heavily. This has forced businesses of all sizes to consider data protection seriously and implement robust cyber security defenses. Also, the threat landscape is continuously evolving and attackers are leaving no stone unturned to take advantage of vulnerabilities. …

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IT security threats are taking more time to remedy than ever

Threats to the security of IT infrastructure have never taken longer to eliminate, a new report from LogMeIn claims. Polling 400 IT and IT security professionals from companies with up to 3,000 employees, the firm found that more than half (54 percent) are spending increasingly more time managing IT security threats and developing new security protocols. Last year, roughly a …

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020: Overcoming new threats

Every year since 2003, October has been designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month – a time to reflect on our safety habits online and to raise awareness of the increasing importance of cybersecurity for businesses and individuals alike. This year’s theme is ‘Think Before U Click’ (#ThinkB4UClick), a slogan that stresses the importance of personal accountability and a proactive approach to improving …

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