Category: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has taken the forefront on the global stage, and it’s more important than ever for companies to protect their sensitive data. Challenges such as bring your own device (BYOD), shadow IT, and social engineering further complicate the everyday cyberthreat. Look here for the latest news and best practices that can help you reduce your organization’s risk.

How to Use a Phishing Simulation to Train Employees

Cybercrime is at an all-time high, leaving companies, government agencies, and consumers at risk of severe data breaches. Data suggests phishing emails account for 91% of all cyberattacks. Despite efforts to mitigate these scams with advanced security measures, phishing tactics have become highly sophisticated and far more capable of penetrating internal systems. Many companies are […]

Enterprise Social Apps: Securing the Digital Workplace

It’s hard to imagine a workplace without Slack, Teams, and other enterprise social apps that have made remote work possible and enjoyable. Since the pandemic, we’ve relied on these apps to replace in-person conversations and collaboration. While ultimately the benefit outweighs the risk, enterprise social apps bring with them new security challenges that simply can’t […]

The Changing Threat Landscape of Cyber Risk

Our latest Allianz risk report looks at today’s cyber risk landscape and the emerging threats posed by the growing reliance on cloud services, an evolving third-party liability landscape that means higher compensation and penalties, as well as the impact of a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. We found that ransomware and phishing scams are as active […]

Top Tips to Avoid Holiday Shopping Scams

When shopping online during the holiday season—or any time of year—always be wary of deals that seem too good to be true. Do your part to avoid becoming a scammer’s next victim. Every year, thousands of people become victims of holiday scams. Scammers can rob you of hard-earned money, personal information, and, at the very […]

2022 Holiday Season Cyber Threat Trends for the Retail and Hospitality Industry

For the retail, hospitality, and travel community, the holiday season is the most intense time of year for persistent threats. From the beginning of October through the end of December, attempted cyberattacks expand in both scale and magnitude to match the rise in consumer traffic. To help provide cybersecurity professionals in consumer-facing businesses with information […]

TSA Says It’s Ready for ‘Very Busy’ Thanksgiving. Are You? Try These Travel Security Tips!

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has seen an increase in travel this year and anticipates airport security checkpoints nationwide will be very busy this holiday travel season. The season kicks off with Thanksgiving travel, which begins Friday, Nov. 18 and concludes Sunday, Nov. 27. “We expect to be busier this year than last year at […]

The Largest Cyberbreaches of All Time: What Can They Teach Us Today?

In 2021, the number of cyberattacks and data breaches in the U.S. increased by 15.1% from the previous year. And the cost of being victimized by cybercrime rose, as well. According to a study by IBM, on average, a single data breach in the U.S. costs a business $9.44 million. In the first half of […]

5 Reasons Why Security Managers Should Hire Military Veterans

This Veterans Day, we here at Total Security Advisor would like to salute all those who have fought to protect our country. Security managers should consider hiring veterans who are either transitioning from military life to civilian life or perhaps have been civilians for a while. Specifically, many veterans have experience in securing military bases […]

Stopping Crypto and Other Online Finance Scams

I can tell you that every investor has heard the words “never invest more than you can afford to lose.” It is a deceptively difficult concept to work around with all the data that we have available to us. Gone are the days of the ticker tape and information sent with a delay; now stocks […]