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Cyberattacks 101: Stalkerware as Malware

Cyberattacks using new malware is on the rise. Cybercriminals continue to expand and improve attack methods, uncover new vulnerabilities, and develop fresh exploits. Unfortunately, these evolving techniques work because they often get through traditional defenses undetected. With proper knowledge, awareness, and cautious browsing though, you can help defend against these attacks and keep data more secure.

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Cyberattacks 101: Cross Site Scripting

Cyberattacks are on the rise. Cybercriminals continue to expand and improve new attack methods every day. In fact, many of these new or updated attacks are working because they can often get through traditional defenses undetected. With proper knowledge, awareness, and cautious browsing, you can help your organization defend against attacks.

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5 Tips to Secure Your Home Office

We’re a year in to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. There are still millions of people working from home, and studies suggest that the model of working remotely – whether full-time, part time, temporary, or permanent – probably won’t go away completely anytime soon. A Gartner survey revealed that 82% of organizations will continue to allow increased work from home (WFH) days post-pandemic, and some 47% are considering allowing employees to WFH full-time post-pandemic. That’s a huge percentage of the workforce. Having a safe and secure at-home network is becoming increasingly important (and necessary) to keep cybercriminals away from your personal and professional data.

Following are five tips, gathered from SANS, that you can easily implement to ensure a more secure home office network.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Tips, Cyber Defense

What to Know About Drive by Downloads

As we’ve learned before, there are many ways hackers can get to your valuable data. From under-the-radar location tracking, to sophisticated in-person and online social engineering and phishing attempts, to full-blown ransomware attacks, and more. Cybercriminals are always on the move to carry out bigger, better, and more impactful attacks to get what they want.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Social Engineering, Cyber Defense, Ransomware, Cybersecurity Awareness

Business Continuity Through a Pandemic

This year brought about unprecedented changes that no one was prepared for. It served as an important reminder that in the rapidly changing environment, organizations need to be prepared to respond to threats and recover from disruptions so they can continue to thrive.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity Awareness

Tips to Defeat & Respond to Cyberthreats

As cybersecurity professionals, we know how dynamic the threat environment can be, but this year brought about unprecedented changes to how we live and work that none of us saw coming. The shift to working remotely and accelerating cloud adoption continues to expand the enterprise attack surface. Our cyberthreat landscape has never been more challenging.

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What to Know about Location Tracking

In today’s world, it can be time consuming to keep up with the current cyberthreat landscape, especially when many organizations do not have dedicated security staff. However, the landscape changes daily, and it’s important to be aware of what’s happening in the digital world that surrounds you.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Tips, Mobile Security, Privacy

Why You Need Strong Passwords

Passwords are essential to keep both your professional and personal information protected. With nearly all business being conducted online and many of us working remotely, we all have multiple accounts to manage. Strong, unique passwords are a great defense against hackers.

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Topics: Cybersecurity Tips, Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity Awareness, Penetration Testing

12 Tips to Defend Against Cyberattacks

The cyberthreat environment changes every day. New malware is developed, new social engineering tactics are deployed, and fraud is seemingly lurking around every corner. Because of the cybersecurity risk that these threats pose, we are all responsible for doing our part to keep information secure at home and at work.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Social Engineering, Cyber Defense

A Programmatic, Risk-Based Approach

Cybersecurity, as we know it today, is defined as the “the art of protecting networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use and the practice of ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information,” according to the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. In the 1990s, organizations across the globe started to practice information security to keep data safe. A few years later – as cybercriminals continued to get more sophisticated and organizations had to face the devastating consequences – the idea of cybersecurity over information security evolved.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Tips, Cybersecurity Awareness