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Embracing AI Is Key to Combatting Evolving Cyber Threats

With cyber threats becoming increasingly diverse in how they strategically cripple organizations, the cybersecurity landscape is under increasing pressure to bolster its technology and defense methods. Cyberattacks have only become more frequent year-on-year, with the costs to an unprepared business only increasing with them. Data breaches can harm not only your organization’s wallet but also […]

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 […]

Neutralize Phishing Threats with Web Scraping

Identifying fraudulent emails may be easy for tech-minded professionals—but not so obvious for the general public. At the same time, tactics used by cybercriminals to trick users into giving up sensitive financial and personal information are growing in number and sophistication. In cases where education and awareness are not enough, web scraping identifies fraudulent websites […]

Faces of Security: Dr. Dawn Beyer from Lockheed Martin

Dr. Dawn Beyer, a Senior Fellow at global aerospace company Lockheed Martin, is a distinguished cybersecurity expert with over 30 years of experience and a proud industry advocate for women. Beyer has held various positions at Lockheed Martin over the past 21 years. During her tenure, she has spearheaded several research and development initiatives, including […]

28% of Businesses Report Rise in Physical Security Incidents in 2022

Amid ongoing supply chain issues and emerging economic uncertainty, businesses experienced an increase in physical security incidents in 2022. Yet many businesses have not updated their security strategies, despite believing these incidents will continue to rise in 2023. That’s according to Pro-Vigil’s new research report, “The State of Physical Security Entering 2023,” which polled 149 operations […]

Five Trends Shaping Cybersecurity in 2023

As digital transformation evolves and the volume of data grows, so do opportunities for cybercriminals. Cyberattacks are projected to cost companies $10.5 trillion by 2025—up from $3 trillion a decade prior. Today’s remote workforce unveils another layer of cybersecurity concerns for companies. Increased reliance on the public cloud, the use of unsecured networks and hardware, […]

Why Mass Layoffs Pose Insider Risks and How Companies Can Protect Themselves

The last year-and-a-half has brought unusual mass movements of people leaving and entering the workplace. Trends have included record-breaking resignations, quiet quitting, and most recently, layoffs across industries including tech, financial services, food and beverage, and media. These shifts have led anxious employees to the latest trend of “career cushioning”—enhancing their skills, pulsing networks, and […]

Faces of Security: Best Quotes of 2022

We at Total Security Advisor launched our “Faces of Security” profile series in December 2021, offering readers a chance to hear directly from industry insiders in both physical and cyber security. As we enter 2023 and celebrate the series’ first anniversary, let’s take a look back at some of the best advice, insights, and predictions […]

FTC Sanctions Highlight Key Considerations for Designing Security and Privacy Programs

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently levied substantial sanctions against alcohol delivery platform Drizly and education services provider Chegg after what were alleged to be substantial failures in the companies’ data security and privacy efforts. According to the FTC, the failures led to security incidents adversely affecting millions of consumers. The FTC complaints list […]

How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Scams

With less reliance on cash and an increase in online transactions, credit card fraud has become a major problem. In fact, 2021 was one of the most eventful years for credit card fraud, with approximately 2.8 million consumers filing fraud reports with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—and online shopping scams were the second most commonly […]