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Expert Explanation: Double Extortion: The Next Level

Back in December 2020, we published the first part of our Expert Explanation on double extortion titled, ‘Double Extortion – Ransomware at Another Level’ and discussed the term ‘Double Extortion’ and what it meant.  To refresh your memory, attacks using ‘Double Extortion’ target companies by hacking their infrastructure and systems, extracting their files (to use […]

date:  Jan 15, 2021 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

3 Ways Remote Work Will Affect Cybersecurity Trends in 2021

As we all know, 2020 has changed how people worked due to the pandemic. Businesses had to rely on remote work to continue running while allowing their staff to work in their homes’ safety. While this has worked for many companies, it has also presented opportunities for cybercriminals to attack business networks. Many employees use […]

date:  Jan 13, 2021 comments:  0
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4 Tips to Protect Your Business From Phishing Threats

As digital capabilities are growing more sophisticated by the day, so are cyber attacks. They’ve evolved to become more targeted than ever before, making all types of businesses vulnerable to them. To prevent your business from falling victim to cyber attacks, you must learn how to protect your employees from phishing threats and invest in […]

date:  Jan 13, 2021 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

Cyberthreats in Today’s Digital Age: All You Should Know

Cyberthreats: If there was a buzzword that was to be ranked as the most pressing term in today’s ever-digital world, it would be this exact term. As a business owner (or even a consumer) in this digital era, you’ve probably heard the term in question being thrown around far more often than you’d expect. Whether […]

date:  Jan 13, 2021 comments:  0
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What You Need to Know About Voice Phishing or Vishing

Cybercrime has become increasingly widespread and more sophisticated in recent years. On top of that, it’s worth noting that the current global pandemic hasn’t reduced cybercrime activities at all. If anything, it even spurred on hackers to target employees especially now that most are working from their own homes. One particular technique cybercriminals employ today […]

date:  Jan 11, 2021 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

Preparing Your Small Business for Phishing Attacks: Our Guide

Here’s a little message that business owners should start becoming more familiar with: the age of the Internet leaves many firms and industries alike to the dangers of the digital world. Compared to the past where prank calls and employee theft were the only things businesses needed to worry about, today’s digital landscape leaves many […]

date:  Jan 11, 2021 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

5 Effective Ways to Protect Your Business From Pharming

Running a business is no easy feat. There are just many considerations to make, from maintaining your business’ financial health and implementing marketing campaigns down to seeing its daily operations. However, one vital facet is to address online security issues and mitigate the risks of cyberattacks that may be affecting your growth and success. One […]

date:  Jan 11, 2021 comments:  0
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3 Tips to Protect Your Brand from Brand Impersonation Scams

If you have seen an email in your inbox from a brand that you like, the chances are that you clicked on it without giving it a second thought. Unfortunately, many people do the same with the emails they believed to be legitimately from the brand they patronise. However, in the end, it turned out […]

date:  Jan 11, 2021 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

4 Ways to Improve the Cybersecurity of Your Business

The digital and ‘real life’ are overlapping with each other more and more with each passing day. Scheduling a doctor’s appointment, banking, buying a car, and getting a degree are just some of the things you can now do through the internet. To date, there are over 3.5 billion internet users across the world. That […]

date:  Jan 04, 2021 comments:  0
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What Are Usually the Primary Methods of a Cyberattack

Cyberattacks have increased in frequency and intensity over the years. These online attacks come in various forms, yet no two are exactly alike. However, there remain to be similarities in some strategies because some have been proven to be effective more than others. There are four primary methods of cyberattacks, and it’s important you understand […]

date:  Dec 24, 2020 comments:  0
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