More Orgs Suffered Successful Phishing Attacks in 2021 Than in 2020

Enterprise organizations appear to be falling even further behind in their battle against phishing threats despite heightened awareness of the problem and efforts to curb it. A new study shows that in 2021 more organizations experienced at least one successful email-based phishing attack than the year before. There were also more opportunistic and targeted phishing attacks last year compared with 2020, as well as phishing attacks involving ransomware and business email compromise...

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Ransomware Awareness & Response

Welcome back to Cyber Security Awareness Month with Secure Sense! Last week we discussed human error in cyber security and the importance of training your employees to avoid being a victim of a phishing scheme or social engineering attack. This week, we are reviewing ransomware – an attack that is often times a result of credentials stolen via phishing campaigns, or from malicious email links themselves. Ransomware attacks have hit...

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What Is A Cybersecurity Framework And Why Is It Important For Your Organization?

Cyber attacks are constantly happening around the world and evolving every day to become more sophisticated, making it very difficult to proactively prevent all unforeseen attacks. So what can you do as a reactive approach to save your organization? Proper cybersecurity practices, a cybersecurity framework, can reduce the chances of becoming a victim and reinforce your IT security. What is a Cybersecurity Framework? Cybersecurity framework is a predefined set of policies and...

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Threatlist: 68% of Overwhelmed IT Managers Can’t Keep Up with Cyberattacks

Most respondents in a recent survey say they’re losing the battle despite having up-to-date protections in place. IT managers feel overwhelmed by the volume of cyberattack attempts, with most of them admitting that successful hacks of their company networks are becoming the norm. That’s according to a research report The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity, released Friday. In a survey of 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries (at organizations with 100 to 5,000...

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Let’s Get Offensive – The Pros and Cons of Diverse Security Testing Methods

Most IT teams only know if they are protected against a cyber attack when one actually occurs. Organizations spend considerable resources to ensure that they have the best defenses in place. Yet the only way to ascertain those tools’ effectiveness is by launching an offensive. Combining defensive and offensive attack strategies enables you to challenge your security infrastructure and ensure that when the moment of truth comes, your organization will...

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Canadians among 143 million people affected in Equifax hack

Canadians among 143 million people affected in Equifax hack

Equifax Inc. said its systems were struck by a cyber attack that may have affected about 143 million U.S. customers of the credit reporting agency, shedding light on one of the largest and most intrusive breaches in history. Intruders accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers, Equifax said in a statement. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 consumers were also accessed, the company said. Equifax shares dropped...

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How do SME's Fight off CyberAttacks?

How do SME’s Fight off Cyber Attacks?

(Carbon Black) Does the fact that well-known brands are successfully attacked and breached mean that SMEs are even more at risk of cyber attacks? If SMEs can defend themselves against cyber attacks, how should they go about doing so? We will look to address these questions and concerns here, providing tips that can help SMEs weather the ever more frightening cyber security storm. 1) Where should SMEs be investing money for their...

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Customer information stolen in alleged cyberattack at Casino Rama

Customer information stolen in alleged cyberattack at Casino Rama

The Casino Rama Resort says its customers, vendors and current and former staff should keep an eye on their financial information. An Ontario casino is warning customers, vendors and staff to monitor all bank accounts, credit cards and other financial transactions for suspicious activity after an alleged cyberattack. Casino Rama Resorts in Rama, Ont., said a hacker claims to have accessed customers’ credit inquiries, collection and debt information, as well as employee...

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A massive cyber attack caused major websites to go down across the internet

Internet users around the world, but mostly in the US, reported that some top websites were not loading on Friday morning. The affected sites included Amazon, Twitter, Etsy, Github, and Spotify. The issue appeared to have something to do with DNS hosts. Domain Name Servers are a core part of the internet's backbone. They translate what you type into your browser —www.businessinsider.com, for example — into IP addresses that computers can...

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Nuclear Power Plant Disrupted by Cyber Attack

The head of an international nuclear energy consortium said this week that a cyber attack caused a “disruption” at a nuclear power plant at some point during the last several years. A nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, and there is a serious threat of militant attacks on such plants, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday. International...

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