Tag: Cyberattack

Sharing Your Netflix Account May Be Putting You at Risk of Getting Hacked

These days it’s considered the norm to share streaming services with many people. Whether it’s among family, friends, or coworkers, there’s no reason one person should pay for Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ when it’s so easy to use someone else’s account, right? Once you give out those login details, the problem is that you can’t […]

2022 Cybersecurity Challenges and 2023 Predictions

As we near the end of 2022, IT professionals are looking back at one of the worst years on record for incidents. Cyberattacks and breaches are rising with no end in sight. Organizations continue to invest in technology at a record pace; however, they still continue to be at risk. During 2022, over 65% of […]

Zero-Trust Security Beyond Online Identities

It’s every working parent’s nightmare. You’re in a busy airport with your company laptop and a child who desperately needs a snack. You turn your head for just a minute to dig for a snack, but when you turn back, your laptop bag is gone. Luckily, you remember your recent cybersecurity training and call your […]

Energy Execs Have Major Cybersecurity Concerns, But Are They Taking Enough Action?

Energy executives believe that more extreme cyberattacks on the industry are likely to cause harm to life, property, and the environment in the next two years. However, defensive action appears to be lagging. That’s according to new research from DNV, an independent risk management and quality assurance provider. The Cyber Priority report, which explores the […]

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 […]