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Protecting Your Business From Malware Attacks

Of all the types of cyberattacks, malware attacks are one of the most common—and, unfortunately, one of the most serious. Malware affects everyone, be it the average internet surfer to the top-tier multinational conglomerates. It comes in many forms, from worms and trojan horses to adware and spyware. Such attacks can cause billions of dollars […]

date:  Apr 21, 2021 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

Phishing and Domain Names. What to know

Although the online world is undeniably powerful, business owners operating their own websites are susceptible to various dangers. One of the most costly and devastating are phishing scams and hijacking. The attackers behind these circumstances essentially steal your domain from you, which can happen at any time. The business will be flowing perfectly one moment, […]

date:  Apr 21, 2021 comments:  0
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5 Facts About Cybersecurity and Data Breaches You Should Know

As cybersecurity threats continue to rise worldwide, the need to secure your data behind an impermeable layer of defence is becoming essential over time. Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or just a small startup, any person or organisation with a digital presence can be vulnerable to online attacks without the protection of cybersecurity solutions. […]

date:  Apr 19, 2021 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

Phishing Attacks. What is it and the Consequences of an Attack

Companies are always subject to attacks, especially from the online world. Hackers are constantly working to access business networks for various reasons. Some are looking to steal information to sell, whereas others just simply want to cause trouble. Regardless of what they are doing and why they are doing it, such attacks can be incredibly […]

date:  Apr 19, 2021 comments:  0
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Data Risks: How to Develop an Incidence Response Plan

An incident response plan is a company’s standard operating procedure in handling a data breach or cyber attack. It attempts to either prevent or mitigate losses from the event to avoid data losses that can harm the organisation’s processes. All business owners need to develop a proper incident response plan. Otherwise, they can face a […]

date:  Apr 19, 2021 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

Why Your Business App Needs to Undergo a Security Assessment

The digital world, although acting as an essential medium for many to do their business, is also one filled with risks. In the shadows hide cybercriminals ready to pounce on all unsuspecting users, stealing their sensitive information, money, or even business data. As such, if you are relying on an application to run your business, […]

date:  Apr 19, 2021 comments:  0
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Top 3 Common Phishing Attacks You Should Know about – Part 1

In a digital world where 4.03 billion people worldwide have active email accounts, it’s safe to say that it has become an essential communication tool — from heavy-hitters like Gmail dominating 61 percent of millennials and 54 percent of Generation X, while Yahoo and Outlook follow closely behind. Whatever platform your business uses to communicate, […]

date:  Apr 12, 2021 comments:  0
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Top 3 Common Phishing Attacks You Should Know – Part 2

Many people, especially professionals, like to think they can protect themselves against cyberattacks like phishing. Back in the day, it’s easier to tell legitimate emails from fake “you-won-a-million-dollars” spams that people can immediately trash at a glance. Sharpening your awareness and honing your skills in distinguishing phishing attacks should increase your protection, especially for employees. […]

date:  Apr 12, 2021 comments:  0
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Spoofing and its Implications on Phishing Threats

Within the discussion of phishing threats, one particular situation that needs more attention is spoofing, a cyber attack that relies on using false data within a network in a way that allows hackers to use certain mediums to impersonate someone people can trust. While emails, phone calls, and websites are the most popular, some can […]

date:  Apr 07, 2021 comments:  0
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