Each week we scour the web to discover the latest developments, news and tips that will help you keep your technology (and your business) safe and secure.
Here are the most interesting articles we’ve found this week that could be helpful to you:
This is a quick overview of the cyber security stories that made the headlines this year.
THIS YEAR, LAWMAKERS surprised us by taking initial steps—albeit, baby ones—to rein in some of the NSA’s mass spying and provide better oversight of the intelligence agency’s activities. It’s unclear, however, if these gains and other privacy victories will hold or will be undone in the panic after the Paris attacks.
Cyber security threats are everywhere: from breaches, to flash, zero days, ransomware, and “insiders”. You can’t hide from them. The only way to feel safe is becoming aware of the issues and techniques to deal with them.
Another infosec year is almost in the books. What did all the breaches, vulnerabilities, trends, and controversies teach us?
As is the case every year in the cybersecurity field, 2015 was full of lessons to be learned. Some brand new, others that it’s absurd we haven’t learned yet.
Staggering phishing numbers show that this cyber scam keeps growing each month. With overall increases in SPAM, how long will it be before email goes away for good?
In this week’s phishing activity report, we saw an increase (>35%) in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Banking (>145%) and Computer Hardware (>100%) saw the greatest increases in phishing activity last week. While we saw an increase in almost all industries last week, Telecommunications (>15%) was the only industry which showed a slight drop.
Ransomware is one of the most prevalent security issues companies will face in 2016. Here are a few other things to keep your eyes on this year.
Until now, hackers have used ransomware – or malware that prevents users from accessing their data until they pay a ransom fee – as forms of petty crimes against small businesses and government agencies. And although ransomware has been around for decades, there’s been a steep rise, specifically a 165% increase, in ransomware related incidents this past year.