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Why the Average User’s Cybersecurity Knowledge Should Scare You

The majority of the American public lacks basic cybersecurity knowledge. In a Pew Research Center survey of 1,055 adult internet users, most respondents could answer only five of 13 knowledge questions correctly regarding key cybersecurity terms and ...

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Why a Secure Password M@TT3R$ to Your Organization

As an IT services professional and consultant, it’s astonishing to me how often password security is one of the last things that people think about when it comes to cybersecurity. In many aspects of business, such as sales or operational ...

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Knowing Your Business’s Cybersecurity Awareness Training Level

I BM CEO Ginni Rometty has been quoted as saying, “Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.” And, unfortunately, there are WAY too many stats to help back up her claim. Nearly half of all cyber attacks focus on small ...

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Protecting Your Network from Ransomware in 8 Steps

Much like fashion, sometimes old technology trends become new again. Ransomware attacks, which were introduced in 1989, embody one such example of this cycle and have become increasingly prevalent over the past several years. Ransomware is a ...

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Pa$$w0rds and the Dark Web

Coming up with a strong password is way too hard. And it's so hard to remember all of them. So the easier they are, the easier they are for me to remember. And with all the web sites I visit, I try to make them all the same so that they're easier to ...

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The Tell Tale Signs of Social Engineering

It's scary to think that it's much easier for an attacker to exploit a victim’s natural inclination to trust than it is to find ways to hack their systems. Organizations can avoid many attacks by properly training employees on social engineering ...

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I Don't Need No Stinking Security - Wrong!

“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive,” wrote Andy Grove, former CEO of semiconductor giant Intel. And in today’s connected world, a little healthy dose of paranoia might save you from serious damage that ...

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Are There KRACKs in Your Wireless Network Security?

Every so often a vulnerability is identified that is so pervasive that it jumps to the head of the line in needing to be addressed.  One of the most recent examples of this is the KRACK vulnerability. Dutch security researchers made public their ...

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Looking Back on National Cyber Security Awareness Month

These days, it's all about security. Or to be more precise - Cyber Security. And dare I say - rightly so. October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time for people in every industry to concentrate on safety for their electronic assets. ...

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Beware the Bad Rabbit (The Latest Rascally Ransomware)

Here we go again. And I'm not talking about that rascally rabbit Bugs Bunny acting up. On Tuesday, a new strand of ransomware named Bad Rabbit appeared in Russia and the Ukraine and spread throughout the day. It first was found after attacking ...

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13 Key Cyber Security Threats

Businesses of all sizes face a wide variety of cyber security threats, ranging from seemingly innocuous incursions like spam to highly targeted email attacks that can create major breaches of sensitive or confidential information. The first step in ...

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