Tag: hackers

Twitter’s Security Flaws Highlight Cyber Issues Endangering Americans

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko’s recent whistleblower complaint has drawn Americans’ attention to potential security concerns with Twitter. According to Zatko, the social media company has not complied with its Federal Trade Commission agreement to protect users’ privacy. Even after people cancel their accounts, for instance, it’s unclear if the company deletes their personal data. Perhaps the […]

Don’t Forget Apps in Your Zero-Trust Architecture

Data theft and shadow IT present an international threat. In addition to locking down online identities and endpoints, you must also secure your apps to build a true Zero-Trust architecture. We know tools like multi-factor authentication (MFA) secure data by safeguarding online identities and endpoints, but how do these tools function at the app level? […]

FTC Warns Consumers About Back-to-School Shopping Scams

The following is a Consumer Alert issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Back-to-school season can be stressful for many kids and their parents—especially when scammers are back to work with online school shopping scams. But there are ways to get your school shopping done while avoiding scams that cost you valuable time and money. […]

IBM Report Reveals Top Data Breach Trends as Costs Hit All-Time High

IBM Security released its 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report, revealing costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations. With breach costs increasing nearly 13% over the last two years of the annual report, the findings suggest these […]

Want Cyber Insurance? It Might Not Want You

With an increasing number of businesses experiencing cyberattacks, many find themselves unaware their insurance plans do not cover the costs of cyberattacks. Insurance providers worldwide already offer separate plans for tackling cybersecurity incidents, though qualifying apparently is more challenging than expected. According to IBM, in 2021, a data breach cost companies $4.24 million on average—an  […]

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 to Create an Unhackable Password

When it comes to passwords, it’s no surprise that a lot of people choose to use words that are easy to remember and important to them. Unfortunately, this means that cybercriminals may easily hack into their accounts. If you find yourself using the name of your pets or employers in your passwords, you have a […]

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 […]

The Cybersecurity Threats Facing Smart Buildings

The threat of cybercrime impacts all businesses, no matter how big or small they are. The more advanced our operations become through modern software, the more open they are to outside attacks. But advancement is essential for progress, and even the buildings we do our work in are not as simple as they used to […]