CYBER SECURITY


HOW TO HACK A PASSWORD

Password Hacking or Cracking has evolved over the years, with instances of serious credential-based attacks topping headlines daily. Why? It’s become frighteningly easy for cybercriminals to get your password. Several high-profile attacks in recent news (SolarWinds, The US Pipeline … and so on) sparked an executive order from the White House calling for improved cybersecurity […]


Cyber Insurance Isn’t Enough to Protect You

What Companies should consider BEFORE buying There’s a different kind of war going on in cyberspace. Cyberattacks have risen by more than 300% since 2019 and experts predict that cybercrime will only increase in frequency and severity as attackers get smarter, more sophisticated, and more organized. Recent news has focused on larger companies – including […]


Not Safe in the Cyber Streets

Seemingly every day, companies of all sizes unknowingly expose valuable information to cybercriminals around the world. No matter the industry, cyber terrorists will seek to gain control of data in exchange for large sums of money through ransomware attacks. These cybercriminals spare no mercy. Electronic Arts’ critical code exposed One recent victim of a data […]


Top 7 Cybersecurity Budget Considerations for Small Businesses

Prevention is better than cure—or, to be more specific in the context of cybersecurity, damage repair. Better means less costly, and for small business, it almost always means survival. But the fact is that many small businesses need to take a good long look at where their cybersecurity funds are going, how much is going […]


Cyber Resiliency for Small Businesses: Techniques and Tips

Cyber Resiliency for Small Businesses: Techniques and Tips In the context of cybersecurity, resiliency is all about how organizations bounce back from an incident that involves the interconnection of multiple domains such as cybersecurity, business continuity, and organizational operations.  You need to be cyber resilient to adapt and continue to deliver services or provide products […]


Beware of Tycoon—the Ransomware Targeting Windows and Linux Systems

Beware of Tycoon—the Ransomware Targeting Windows and Linux Systems. Windows and Linux systems are in the cyber-crosshairs of a recently uncovered ransomware, in what appears to be a targeted campaign.  Tycoon is a multi-platform Java ransomware that is deployed in the form of a Trojanized Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and leverages an obscure Java image […]


How Cybercriminals Exploit COVID-19 to Compromise Businesses’ Data Security

How Cybercriminals Exploit COVID-19 to Compromise Businesses’ Data Security. The COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of crisis that gives malicious actors increased options and opportunities, and they will not be shy about exploiting organizational and individual cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Here are 6 ways you can be targeted:    1. Phishing campaigns Cybercriminals have been taking advantage of […]


During the COVID-19 Pandemic Beware of Social Engineering Attacks

Why Social Engineering is such a big risk currently. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone, individuals and businesses alike, to rely almost solely on virtual and electronic means for both business and personal communication. In the context of web security, this means cybercriminals now have more targets than ever—that is, people, the weakest link in […]


Covid-19 Strengthening the Case against Passwords

Password breaches as a result of Covid-19 cyber attacks continue to strengthen the case for getting rid of passwords and adopting passwordless authentication across all types of transactions and settings.  Not that the case has ever been weak to begin with. The World Economic Forum for example, projected that password-related attacks would make up 80% of […]


7 Priciest Data Breach Penalties Ever

The cost of a data breach is becoming more pricey—especially with the introduction of international data protection laws such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. According to IBM, a breach of 1 million records has an average total cost of 42 million USD, which represents an eight percent growth from 2018.  […]


5 Ways To Protect Your Company Against Hackers

How are you protecting your company? Most data breaches in the headlines involve big companies—Yahoo, Facebook, Equifax. However, while smaller companies are off the news radar, this does not mean that they are immune from malicious attacks. In fact, the risk is even higher as many small businesses may not have proper security measures and […]


5 Common Cyber Security Attacks That Can Harm Your Business

Small businesses are prone to cyber security attacks. Although targeting big companies seems to have better pay-off, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with limited IT infrastructure are also very tempting for attackers.  According to a 2018 report, 58 percent of cyberattacks were targeted to SMBs with fewer than 250 employees. The worse thing is—hackers can […]

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