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The Olympics: a timeline of scams, hacks, and malware

The 2020 Olympics are, after a bit of a delayed start, officially in full swing. So too is the possibility for scammers to crawl out of the woodwork. And while actual, measurable cyberrattacks and hacks surrounding The Olympics did not truly get rolling until 2008 in Beijing, The Olympic games have traditionally been quite the target for malicious acts of al
Publish At:2021-07-28 15:09 | Read:625 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking fake hack hackers hacking malware nation state olymp

98% of Infosec Pros Say Multi-Cloud Environments Create Additional Security Challenges, Reveals Survey

Organizations have multiple reasons for embracing a multi-cloud strategy. First, it enables them to avoid “vendor lock-in” where they need to rely on a single vendor for all their cloud-based needs. Second, it empowers them to take advantage of the perks offered by several cloud service providers at once. Lastly, such a strategy helps to protect them against
Publish At:2021-07-08 05:35 | Read:445 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud cloud security multi-cloud public cloud Survey securit

The Many Challenges of a CISO – The ClubCISO 2021 Information Security Maturity Report

We all have heard and read how the pandemic has disrupted our lives, how it has accelerated digital transformation to an unprecedented extent and how it challenged the existing security policies and practices. The question is how the people responsible for fortifying their organizations experienced the whole situation.Letter from the frontlineThe ClubCISO co
Publish At:2021-06-08 05:12 | Read:464 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection CISO Information Security Re

Security pros agree about threats—convincing everyone else is the problem

How about that Colonial Pipeline? As troubling as this event may be, for those of us working in the world of cybersecurity it can be hard to convince others to take dangers like this seriously—regardless of how real and immediate they are. “Sadly, the upper leadership team does not understand the stakes and why an investment is necessary to protec
Publish At:2021-06-04 14:15 | Read:526 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news CISOs cybersecurity trust & confidence rep

Survey: Only 39% of Orgs Have Ability to Retain Cyber Security Talent

The cyber security skills gap was a problem prior to the pandemic. In a survey of 342 security professionals released in early 2020, Tripwire found that 83% of security experts felt more overworked going into the new year compared to how they felt at the start of 2019. Tripwire asked respondents to elaborate on that sentiment. In response, almost the same pr
Publish At:2021-05-13 02:47 | Read:799 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Cyber Security retaining talent skills gap

Tips to keep your passwords secure for World Password Day, and beyond

New research by Panda Security can reveal that almost one in twelve UK consumers admit to only having one password, whilst nearly one in five confirm they have had their password hacked previously Meanwhile 40 per cent indicate that they only change their passwords when prompted and 15 per cent actually never change it Cybersecurity specialists from Panda
Publish At:2021-05-06 12:45 | Read:753 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips passwords survey tips

Malwarebytes releases SMB Cybersecurity Trust & Confidence Report 2021

What can we say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? Beliefs were shaken. Values were questioned. Truths were tested. Then COVID happened and things really got crazy. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on March 12, 2020. That same day cybersecurity got flipped on its head.  Entire businesses had
Publish At:2021-04-15 11:44 | Read:859 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news CISOs cybersecurity trust & confidence rep

UK users at risk of being hacked due to misconceptions about devices

Over a third of UK consumers do not think new smart devices need protecting 50% of survey respondents not concerned at all about potential data breaches   A new survey of 1,500 people in the UK from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security, has revealed that only a quarter (27%) of consumers are actively seeking to protect their devices – su
Publish At:2021-02-04 05:52 | Read:944 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Hackers security survey UK hack

How a VPN can protect your online privacy

Have you ever experienced the feeling of relief that comes when you do something silly, but you’re glad you did it where people don’t know you? Or maybe you wished you were somewhere like that, but alas… That is what a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can do for you: it can put you in a place where you are unknown. To determine if and w
Publish At:2021-01-15 14:12 | Read:923 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy end-to-end encryption ISP privacy provider restricte

Survey: 78% of Retailers Took Additional Security Precautions Ahead of the 2020 Holidays

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) stopped many things in 2020. While in-store holiday shopping may be greatly reduced for some, there’s still a lot of shopping happening online. Near the end of November 2020, Statista revealed that holiday retail sales were expected to grow approximately 3.6% over the previous year. And Adobe Analytics reported that online sales w
Publish At:2020-12-15 06:38 | Read:1131 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Holiday online shopping reta

1/3 of Americans Suffer from Digital Amnesia (Survey)

Are digital devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers diminishing our memory? We asked Americans which important phone numbers they can remember and the results were alarming—it’s not a lot. Perhaps the most frightening finding from our survey is that over 82 percent of parents wouldn’t be able to remember their children’s phone number if they had to.
Publish At:2020-09-16 15:51 | Read:1204 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Android Apple Infographics news survey tips

Report: No Organization’s Security Culture Has Received ‘Excellent’ Score

Security culture matters to executives, but these individuals are struggling to implement it. In a November 2019 study commissioned by KnowBe4, 94% of individuals with managerial duties or higher in security or risk management said that security culture was important for their organization’s success. Even so, Security Magazine shared that 92% of respondents
Publish At:2020-09-16 01:35 | Read:1576 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection cyber secu

Survey: 76% of IT Pros Say It’s Difficult to Maintain Security Configs in the Cloud

Cloud misconfigurations are no laughing matter. In its “2020 Cloud Misconfigurations Report,” DivvyCloud revealed that 196 separate data breaches involving cloud misconfigurations had cost companies a combined total of approximately $5 trillion between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. The problem is that those costs could be even higher; as
Publish At:2020-08-12 09:49 | Read:1124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Featured Articles cloud security configuration Survey

‘Appathy in the UK’: 80% of Brits refuse to download Covid tracking apps

A new survey of nearly 2,000 people* in the UK from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security, has further thrown in to doubt the ability of the government to effectively track and trace pub and restaurant goers who come in to contact with the COVID-19 virus. Despite the British Government recommending that venues notify customers that they should order food
Publish At:2020-07-15 03:36 | Read:1367 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Technology apps contact tracing covid-19

Anatomy of a survey scam – how innocent questions can rip you off

byPaul DucklinWe’ve been receiving loads of survey scam emails lately – and you probably get heaps of these, too.So we thought we’d take you through a recent scam from go to woe, with screenshots to document the path that the crooks lured us along.Sometimes, a picture is worth 1000 words (or 1024 words, if you are accustomed to binary numbe
Publish At:2020-06-22 13:39 | Read:1753 | Comments:0 | Tags:Uncategorized fraud phising Scam Survey

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