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Identity Theft

1 in 8 Businesses Are Destroyed by Data Breaches. Don’t Be a Statistic

I have frequently stated that one of the leading causes of business failures is poor cash flow management. According to a study by US Bank, 82% of all businesses that

Software

Cybercriminals increasingly taking aim at businesses

2018 has been the year when cryptominers first dethroned ransomware as the most prevalent threat due to a meteoric spike in Bitcoin value in late 2017, then slowly trailed off

Identity Theft

Having an identity crisis? How to manage access for every level of user, from your CEO to your customers

What’s changed, and how can organisations achieve the right balance in user experience and security in today’s changing IT landscape? If we want to get something done, there is usually

Hardware/Network

Criminal Charges Filed in DDoS-for-Hire Services

Efforts to take down multiple domains that offered distributed denial-of-services (DDoSs) for hire were successful and resulted in another announcement from the Justice Department (DOJ), which yesterday declared that it had

Industry Insights

Does your personality put you at risk for cybercrime?

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from Michigan State

Software

Email Security Systems Miss 17K Threats

In its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), Mimecast found that incumbent email security systems inaccurately deemed nearly 17,000 dangerous files “safe” this quarter. Email scams have been on the rise, which is

Industry Insights

Cybersecurity Storms: Visibility is Key to Cyber Protections

The most destructive disaster is the one you do not see coming. Before modern meteorology, settlers along the Atlantic coast had no warning when a hurricane was upon them. There

Software

WannaCry Still Alive, Reaches Almost 75,000 Victims

WannaCry ransomware is still the most widespread cryptor family and has hit almost 75,000 users as of Q3 2018, according to new research from Kaspersky Lab. The firm discovered that since

Hardware/Network

In Praise Of The Hackers

Buried treasure is not just the stuff of fiction and legend. For at least some of our ancestors, it was quite simply the most effective means of protecting prized possessions

Hardware/Network

Deflecting DDoS – Key Tactics in the Battle Against IoT-Powered Attacks

What makes a DDoS successful? I asked myself that question at the end of August when the central bank of Spain, Banco d’Espana, was hit by a DDoS attack that