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Reducing the Time to Discovery: How to Determine if You Have Been Hacked

For most small businesses, the chances of falling prey to a long-term covert surveillance operation by well-resourced, likely state-backed actors are slim. To recap, that is what the evidence suggests happened in the SolarWinds compromise discovered last December. Many believe the company’s Orion update was used to conduct cyber espionage for months prior to
Publish At:2021-02-19 15:57 | Read:189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs hack

How IT Will Prevail in the 2021 Cyber-Demic

While we can all rejoice that 2020 is over, cybersecurity experts agree we haven’t seen the last of the pandemic-related rise in cyberattacks. Throughout the last year, we’ve seen huge spikes in phishing, malicious domains, malware and more, and we don’t expect that to slow down. As employees around the world continue to work from home, 2021 is shaping up to
Publish At:2021-02-11 16:51 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs cyber

Staying a Step Ahead of the Hack

Hackers, never at a loss for creative deception, have engineered new tactics for exploiting the weakest links in the cybersecurity chain: ourselves! Social engineering and business email compromise (BEC) are two related cyberattack vectors that rely on human error to bypass the technology defenses businesses deploy to deter malware. Social Engineering
Publish At:2020-12-11 18:57 | Read:326 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs hack

Why Workers Aren’t Confident in their Companies’ Security (and What to Do About it)

According to data from a recent report, only 60% of office workers worldwide believe their company is resilient against cyberattacks. Nearly one in four (23%) admit to not knowing, while nearly one in five (18%) flat-out think it isn’t. In the anonymous, write-in responses to the survey, many workers agreed that their employers could be doing more to supp
Publish At:2020-12-04 15:21 | Read:484 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs small business security security

Small Businesses are Counting on Their MSPs this Small Business Saturday

This November 28 may be the most important Small Business Saturday since the occasion was founded by American Express in 2010. As early as July, nearly half (43 percent) of small businesses had closed at least temporarily, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Research also suggests that 30 percent of small
Publish At:2020-11-24 17:27 | Read:301 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs small business security

The Nastiest Malware of 2020

Reading Time: ~ 4 min. For the third year running, we’ve examined the year’s biggest cyber threats and ranked them to determine which ones are the absolute worst. Somewhat unsurprisingly, phishing and RDP-related breaches remain the top methods we’ve seen cybercriminals using to launch their attacks. Additionally, while new examples of malware and cybercrimi
Publish At:2020-10-27 10:50 | Read:541 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs malware ransomware

It’s Time to Talk Seriously About Deepfakes and Misinformation

Reading Time: ~ 4 min. Like many of the technologies we discuss on this blog—think phishing scams or chatbots—deepfakes aren’t necessarily new. They’re just getting a whole lot better. And that has scary implications for both private citizens and businesses alike. The term “deepfakes,” coined by a Reddit user in 2017, was initially most often associated
Publish At:2020-10-06 08:14 | Read:488 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs

False Confidence is the Opposite of Cyber Resilience

Reading Time: ~ 4 min. Have you ever met a person who thinks they know it all? Or maybe you’ve occasionally been that person in your own life? No shame and no shade intended – it’s great (and important) to be confident about your skills. And in cases where you know your stuff, we encourage you to keep using your knowledge to help enhance the lives and experi
Publish At:2020-10-01 19:02 | Read:395 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs Threat Lab cyber resilience cyber

Unexpected Side Effects: How COVID-19 Affected our Click Habits

Reading Time: ~ 4 min. Phishing has been around for ages and continues to be one of the most common threats that businesses and home users face today. But it’s not like we haven’t all been hearing about the dangers of phishing for years. So why do people still click? That’s what we wanted to find out when we conducted our most recent survey. We checked in
Publish At:2020-09-30 11:47 | Read:451 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners Featured Posts SMBs phishing

SMB cybersecurity posture weakened by COVID-19, Labs report finds

In August, Malwarebytes Labs analyzed the damage caused by COVID-19 to business cybersecurity. Because of immediate, mandated transitions to working from home (WFH), businesses across the United States suffered more data breaches, lost more dollars, and increased their overall attack surfaces, all while experiencing a worrying lack of cybersecurity awareness
Publish At:2020-09-04 18:40 | Read:927 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports business security covid-19 cybersecurity cybersecuri

Company Culture and Cyber Resilience by the Numbers

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. There’s no doubt we’ve all had to change our work habits as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. Companies have had to adapt rapidly to smooth the transition to work from home. But companies will have to do more than adapt if they’re going to make cyber resilience a long-term priority going forward. As the edge of the network e
Publish At:2020-08-11 08:40 | Read:734 | Comments:0 | Tags:SMBs cyber resilience

Hack, Crash, Storm, Spill: Pick Your Poison

Reading Time: ~ 5 min. Don’t expect cybercriminals to go easy during a hurricane. Quite the opposite, in fact. Just like they’ve used the coronavirus pandemic to launch COVID-related malware scams, hackers will capitalize on the names and news coverage of hurricanes to disguise attacks. That’s why now is a good time to review your cyber security posture and
Publish At:2020-08-04 09:38 | Read:699 | Comments:0 | Tags:SMBs

The Changing Face of Phishing: How One of the Most Common Attacks is Evolving

Reading Time: ~ 3 min. Most people are familiar with phishing attacks. After all, they’re one of the most common forms of data breach around. At their most basic, phishing attacks are attempts to steal confidential information by pretending to be an authorized person or organization. Standard phishing is not targeted. It relies on achieving a few su
Publish At:2020-07-22 20:30 | Read:783 | Comments:0 | Tags:SMBs phishing

There Are Savings to be Had in Cybersecurity. Just Not Where You Might Think.

Reading Time: ~ 4 min. Prior to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Webroot’s annual Threat Report highlighted a 640% increase in active phishing sites on the web. However difficult it may be to believe (or easy, depending on your outlook), things have gotten even worse since.   From fake anti-malware sites named for the virus (Really. See below.)
Publish At:2020-07-13 16:26 | Read:773 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs phishing

Old habits vs. New Normal in the Time of Coronavirus

Reading Time: ~ 3 min. It didn’t take long for COVID-19 to completely alter the way we work. Businesses that succeed in this rapidly changing environment will be the ones that adapt with the same velocity. In our second installment from The Future of Work series, you’ll hear from Webroot Product Marketing Director George Anderson, who shares his perspective
Publish At:2020-06-25 08:19 | Read:655 | Comments:0 | Tags:SMBs Virus

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