Tag: Cyberattack

For a Stronger Human Firewall, Use Tough Love

It all started with a valentine. Earlier this year, my team and I aimed Cupid’s arrow at Businessolver employees to show them that—to borrow a phrase—there’s a thin line between love and bait: We orchestrated a phishing simulation via an email claiming to be from our CEO wishing them a happy Valentine’s Day. Was it […]

Calif. Man Convicted for $23M Phishing Scam Against U.S. Department of Defense

Cybercrime can impact anyone, anywhere, and that includes even the U.S. government. A California man was convicted on six counts related to the theft of over $23 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), money destined for one of its jet fuel suppliers, according to U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Philip […]

Addressing the Barriers to Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

After the notorious SolarWinds cyberattack, cyber events have continued to illustrate the need for a highly trained and prepared cybersecurity workforce—and even motivated American adults to consider a career change to the field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in cybersecurity is expected to grow significantly faster than most occupations, increasing by […]

Rising Ransomware: A Costly Lesson for School Districts

Since the advent of the pandemic, education has been in a state of vulnerable flux. The rapid embrace of technology, sparked by the need to introduce remote learning, has given many educators whiplash. They need time to normalize, but recent trends threaten their ability to do so. Against the backdrop of technological chaos, opportunistic hackers […]

Cybersecurity Mishaps Cost 1 in 4 Employees Their Jobs: Report

One in four employees lost their job in the last 12 months after making a mistake that compromised their company’s cybersecurity, according to a new report from email security company Tessian. The report, which explores why people make errors at work, also found that: Just over one in four respondents (26%) fell for a phishing […]

Top Server Admin No-No’s for Cybersecurity

If you’re a server admin and many of the terms or concepts in this article are new to you, don’t feel bad; when I first got into cybersecurity, I was in the exact same position. At the beginning of my career, I had no idea just how much I didn’t know. Even now, some companies […]

Top 10 Terrible Cybersecurity Tips

Welcome to Terrible Cyber Tips, teaching you exactly what NOT to do online! Why is this, you ask? Well, just because cybersecurity is serious, it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Having fun engages people, and I’ve found that sharing these types of terrible tips somehow gained more attention than sharing “Don’t reuse your password” […]

Cybersecurity Issues Surrounding NFTs

The notion of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has become one of the most popular topics in news and discourse over the past year. At their core, NFTs operate as a class of digital assets that are minted, sold, bought, and traded on the blockchain via an NFT marketplace. Each NFT comes integrated with a unique signature […]

Survey Explores the ‘Changing Role’ of Physical Security

Physical security continues to evolve from being seen as a tool for mitigating risk, to playing a much more significant role in organizations’ digital transformation, according to a new report from Genetec Inc. Based on insights from over 2,000 physical security leaders from around the world, the report looks at how the role of physical […]

Justice Department Seizes Record $3.6B in Cryptocurrency from 2016 Hack

On Feb. 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) arrested two individuals in Manhattan for an alleged conspiracy to launder cryptocurrency that was stolen during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex, a virtual currency exchange, presently valued at approximately $4.5 billion. Thus far, law enforcement has seized over $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency linked to that […]