Tag: cyberattacks

How Government Organizations Can Protect Their Physical Security Systems from Cyber Risk

It might seem ironic that a physical security solution designed to protect people and property can provide an entry point for cybercriminals. However, because these systems—video surveillance, access control, alarms, communications, and more—are increasingly connected to networks and IT infrastructure, they can be quite vulnerable. Nearly every day brings the news of another data breach […]

Upselling Security: Why It’s Problematic

Editor’s note: The views expressed in the following op-ed are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of Total Security Advisor. Earlier this month, over 26,000 infosecurity enthusiasts convened in San Francisco for a week of security-related product launches, trainings, expert presentations, and networking. Now in its 31st year, the annual RSA Conference […]

The Great Cybersecurity Resignation? Stressed-Out Pros Consider Quitting

Nearly half (45%) of cybersecurity professionals have considered quitting the industry due to stress, with the primary issues being an unrelenting threat from ransomware and the expectations to always be on call or available, according to a new report. The Voice of SecOps Report, the third annual study from cybersecurity company Deep Instinct, analyzed feedback […]

How Political Campaign Hacking Undermines Democracy

Editor’s note: The views and opinions in the following article are the author’s and may not necessarily reflect those of Total Security Advisor. In a world that is already questioning the integrity of news, truth, and reality, the prevalence of cyberattacks and misinformation campaigns seems to be the final nail in the information coffin. From […]

Report Ranks Top 10 Most Imitated Brands in Phishing Attacks

Social media network LinkedIn became, by far, the most impersonated brand in phishing attempts worldwide during the first quarter of 2022 (Q1’22), according to a new report. In a brand phishing attack, cybercriminals try to imitate the official website of a well-known brand by using a similar domain name or URL and webpage design to […]

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A Call to Arms: Biden Warns U.S. Businesses to Prepare for Russian Cyberattacks

Citing “evolving intelligence,” President Joe Biden has urged U.S. businesses to prepare for possible Russian cyberattacks and outlined security actions organizations should take immediately. “I have previously warned about the potential that Russia could conduct malicious cyber activity against the United States, including as a response to the unprecedented economic costs we’ve imposed on Russia […]

IBM Report Examines Cyberattack Trends of 2021

Ransomware and vulnerability exploitations together were able to “imprison” businesses across the globe in 2021, with manufacturing emerging as the most targeted industry while supply chain woes grew, according to a new report from IBM Security. While the annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index found phishing was the most common cause of cyberattacks in general in the past […]

Cryptic Insurance Issues for Cryptocurrency Losses

Over 7,000 individuals lost more than $80 million from cryptocurrency scams, hacks, or thefts between October 2020 and March 2021, according to the Federal Trade Commission. That’s a nearly 1,000% increase from just a year ago, alongside an estimated total of $1.9 billion lost from similar causes when institutions are incorporated into the calculation. These […]

Protecting Against Software Supply Chain Attacks

Evidenced by the high-profile breaches of SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server, cybercriminals are targeting weak links in the software supply chain and compromising code with dramatic effect. According to a report by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there was a 42% rise in the number of supply chain attacks in the first quarter of 2021 compared to Q4 2020. However, while […]