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Cyber Threats – The New Norm in Data Security

“Data: We have never had so much of it, and it has never been so challenging to protect.”These are some of the opening words in the new survey published by ISMG and HelpSystems in the ‘Data Security Survey 2022’. The survey explores how COVID19 has permanently changed how CISOs approach Data Security.It is an important study because it recognises that in a w
Publish At:2022-08-10 01:07 | Read:243 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection CISO data

The State of Data Security in 2022: The CISOs Perspective

In the two years proceeding from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the business world has been transformed on a grand scale. Organizations have created more data than ever before, data is now spread across a wider attack surface, putting it at a heightened risk of becoming a compromised risk. The manner and location of data storage and correspondence h
Publish At:2022-07-26 01:06 | Read:364 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection C-Suite CI

“Free UK visa” offers on WhatsApp are fakes

A student friend recently shared a WhatsApp message, unsure if it was scam. The message claims to offer an easy to route to free visas, housing, accommodation, and medicine access. Here’s how we know it was a scam, and where it lead. It read as follows: UK GOVERNMENT JOB RECRUITMENT 2022: This is open to all Individuals who wants to work in UK
Publish At:2022-07-04 07:54 | Read:386 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams home office scam survey uk UK Visas and Immigration UK

Facebook users targeted in massive phishing campaign

Facebook is once again the launchpad for a large-scale phishing campaign, according to researchers at PIXM. The campaign, which first shows signs of life back in September 2021, has generated millions of page views and ad referral revenue “estimated to be millions of USD at this scale of operation”. Credential harvesting on a grand scale Re
Publish At:2022-06-09 12:59 | Read:557 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams facebook fake malvertising phishing rogue link scam st

Steer clear of fake premium mobile app unlockers

A site has been bouncing around YouTube comments for the past couple of weeks. The site sometimes changes, the messages alter slightly, but the essence remains the same: In all cases, people acting in suspiciously automated fashion ask if everyone is using this “glitch” or generator without ever clarifying what, exactly, either of them are, or do
Publish At:2022-05-06 08:52 | Read:1254 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams GTAV Mobile netflix OnlyFans premium survey unlocker y

Fake Royal Mail chatbot offers up…a new iPhone?

Royal Mail scams are always popular techniques for people up to no good. We’ve covered them several times over the last year or so. A quick reminder: Your parcel is waiting for delivery This is the go-to tactic for fake Royal Mail phishing attacks. You receive a text claiming there’s a parcel in your name, waiting for collection. The SMS contains a lin
Publish At:2022-03-16 08:51 | Read:1193 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering delivery iPhone package royal mail scam s

Please don’t buy this! 3 gift card scams to watch out for this Black Friday

With the holiday season around the corner, and Black Friday at the end of the week, we thought it was a good time to look at the dangers that come with gift cards. Gift cards can be a an easy win in cases where you don’t know the receiver well enough to decide on a fitting gift, or when their wishes are out of your price range. But there are a few things
Publish At:2021-11-23 16:40 | Read:2584 | Comments:0 | Tags:Please don't buy this amazon gift card gift card generator G

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:4852 | 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:1709 | 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:1733 | 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:1532 | 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:1935 | 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:1884 | 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:1959 | 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:2273 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Hackers security survey UK hack


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