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Baiting the Phishermen: When Companies Strike Back at Scammers (Do Not Try This at Home)

May 16, 2016 Added by:Steven Rogers

It is never too late to remind employees about phishing emails and where to route suspicious finds.

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A Security Lesson from Down Under: Australia’s Banking App Malware Theft

April 20, 2016 Added by:Harvey Boulter

The technology exists for banks to provide spoof-proof communications internally and to their customers, to avoid attacks such as those against the Android apps of major Australian banks.

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Protecting Yourself (and Your Organization) from Ransomware

April 04, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

While media attention has focused on global terrorist incidents and the presidential primaries, a growing number of business emergencies caused by ransomware are sweeping the world. The risk of this situation escalating into a significant public- or private-sector crisis is growing.

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March Madness Security Threats Can Drive Any Organization Mad!

March 14, 2016 Added by:Mark Parker

Unfortunately, while the popularity of March Madness (the NCAA Basketball Tournament) has grown exponentially, nearly every facet of any employee’s involvement with the event could open up the employee, as well as the organization, to a number of cyber risks.

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Yes. The World Needs More Security Predictions

February 17, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

With the surging growth in cyberspace, new technologies, Wi-Fi, apps, robots, drones, terrorists with social media accounts, the Internet of Things (IoT) and nation-state hacking, online data security has become the Achilles’ heel of the Internet. A growing number of people want to know about new apps available for their smartphones and their data in the cloud – along with the upcoming securit...

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What Do Star Wars and Recent Data Breaches Teach Us About Cyber Ethics?

December 21, 2015 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

Beyond cyber war and the good guys having the right tools to catch the bad guys, there can be a tendency to ignore “more mundane” acceptable use directives. That is, security staff can download copyrighted material (movies and games), view porn at work, look at information that is private (like promotions, raises or other data from management), “borrow” passwords or delete log files to cov...

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Managing Security Resources: It’s All About People and Awareness (Part II)

December 07, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

As information risks and cyber security threats increase, organizations need to move away from reacting to incidents and toward predicting and preventing them. Developing a robust mechanism to assess and treat information risk throughout the organization is a business essential.

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Organizations Must Wake Up To Hidden Security Vulnerabilities

December 03, 2015 Added by:Darren McCue

Time and again we see companies neglecting to protect themselves at the most basic, key levels – on both the physical and digital sides – leaving dangerous gaps in coverage to be exploited farther down the complexity chain.

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3 out of 4 Consumers Will Leave your Websites Because of Security Concerns

September 22, 2015 Added by:Peter Zavlaris

As part of the ongoing battle for eyeballs, marketing departments implement tracking technologies that encroach on customer privacy, while digital assets are cobbled together from third-party technology to accelerate time-to-market.

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Get Physical with your Physical Space

August 17, 2015 Added by:Jayson Wylie

Current social engineering practice has gone beyond mail phishing scams and there is high probability that there is potential of a malicious presence in the mix within the place of work.

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Hackers and Threats: Cybercrime Syndicates Go Global

August 04, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Organizations are struggling to cope with the quantum speed and sophistication of global cyber-attacks being carried out by organized cyber-criminal syndicates. Moving forward, businesses need to prepare to be targeted at any time, and any place, by multiple assailants. Organizations that wish to keep pace with these developments, and remain financially viable, need to take action now, or face the...

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Cloud Security: It’s in the Cloud - But Where? (Part III)

July 06, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Part III in this series looks at the need to institute a cloud assessment process and the four actions that organizations of all sizes can take to better prepare themselves as they place their sensitive data in the cloud.

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Cloud Security: It’s in the Cloud - But Where? (Part I)

June 15, 2015 Added by:Steve Durbin

Organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on their use of cloud services for business benefit both internally and when working with third party suppliers across multiple jurisdictions. However, while these services can be implemented quickly and easily, organizations need to have a clearer understanding of where their information is stored and how reliable these services are.

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Online Self-Policing: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

June 11, 2015 Added by:Lisa Huff

As we post to Facebook and Twitter, and share pictures via Instagram or Pinterest, we don’t stop to think about how our posts or pictures could come back to haunt us later in life.

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Forget About IOCs… Start Thinking About IOPs!

June 10, 2015 Added by:Ronnie Tokazowski

For those who may have lost track of time, it’s 2015, and phishing is still a thing. Hackers are breaking into networks, stealing millions of dollars, and the current state of the Internet is pretty grim.

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Researchers Track Subway Rider’s Movements Through Mobile Phones

June 09, 2015 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

A team of Chinese researchers say they have devised a methodology to track the movements of subway riders through motion detectors that are standard features on most mobile phones.

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