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Why Building a Security First Culture is Business-Critical

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In the smart, connected, and increasingly automated landscape businesses operate in today, the risk of exposure of sensitive data or infiltration by cyber criminals is becoming ever more prevalent. The increasing use of cloud services and third-party integrations are exposing companies to risks with the potential to disrupt operations, erode consumer trust, and ultimately damage business reputations to the detriment …

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2018 Data Breaches Reveal Lack of Security Awareness

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From 2016 to 2017, the number of data breaches increased by 45 percent, and that trend seems to have continued into 2018. In fact, by July—just halfway through the year—2018 had already seen more than 600 data breaches, exposing more than 22 million records. So what’s the problem? Well, it’s not technology. It’s people, including both consumers and employees of …

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5 Myths About Data Breaches

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Not sure what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to data breaches? Check out the top five data breach myths we’ve heard of…and the reality behind them! Data Breach Myth 1: Only Major Companies get Targeted for Data Breaches Reality: Any company of any size can be the target of a cyber-attack. We often only see news reports about …

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Collection #1 Data Breach – What You Need to Know

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If you’ve not yet heard, there’s been yet another data breach. So, what’s new, right? Security breaches most often occur because of a lack of awareness around security and, to be honest, because most of us are fairly lazy when it comes to password security. The Collection #1 data breach is no ordinary breach, impacting some 772,904,991 email addresses and …

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How To Avoid Being the Victim of a SMiShing Attack

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SMiShing is not a new tactic. A form of phishing, SMiShing is an activity that involves someone attempting to trick you via text or SMS message. If the trick is successful, the individual will receive your critical personal information. Did you know that there are approximately 913,242,000 texts sent every hour of every single day around the globe? This translates …

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Are You PhishProof?

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Phishing is one of the most common forms of cybercrime, so if you’re online, you’ve likely been targeted by a phishing attack—and you might not even know it. So what is phishing exactly? It’s the act of collecting personal information—including bank account numbers, passwords, and usernames—through electronic means, such as deceptive email messages and phone calls. According to RSA’s report …

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How to Identify a Phish and How to Protect Against Phishing

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Holiday season means phishing season, and that’s not the good kind of fishing that you do while you’re relaxing out on the lake—it’s the cybersecurity nightmare kind of phishing and it poses big risks for businesses of all sizes. My guest on the Converge TechTalk show today is Mison Riggins from Inspired eLearning and we’re talking about cybersecurity and the …

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Instagram Phishing: How to Prevent It and What to Do If It Happens to You

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Phishing is the most popular way to hack Instagram accounts, because, according to the hackers themselves, it’s the easiest! Instagram Phishers simply create a fake login page that looks just like the one on the “real” Instagram. Hackers create this spoofed login page through fake apps promising to help manage Instagram users’ accounts and use free hosting and paid accounts …