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Secure Working From Home During Coronavirus


In the wake of the coronavirus, many organisations internationally are allowing people to work from home to lessen the risk of contagion, but is this wise from a cybersecurity point of view? While companies generally have a cybersecurity policy in place that governs the use of anti-virus and firewall protection, individuals without any tech knowledge could fall foul of cybercriminals.

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Crypto Miners, Targeted Ransomware Dominate the Threat Landscape


Twenty-eight per cent of all organisations worldwide were impacted by malicious multi-purpose botnets and targeted ransomware attacks rose by 20% according to Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence and Research arm of Check Point Software.

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Kaspersky's Top 7 Mobile Security Threats in 2020


Mobile device security threats are on the rise. In 2014, Kaspersky detected almost 3.5 million pieces of malware on more than 1 million user devices.

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SEC Releases Guide To Combat Cybersecurity Threats


The Securities and Exchange Commission has released a guide to best practices to combat cybersecurity infractions, data loss and privacy breaches.

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FBI Fires Off A $3.5 Billion Cybercrime Warning


America's FBI has released the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) "2019 Internet Crime Report." which shows that in on year the number of cybercrime complaints from individuals and business organizations reached a staggering 467,361. The total cost £2.7 billion.

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Fake Coronavirus Emails Contains Malware


Fear of the coronavirus infection is being leveraged by cybercriminals for their malicious activities, new research shows. Criminals disguised malware as documents proporting to be for educational purposes.

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Phishing Lures Still Affecting Organisations


A cybersecurity survey carried out by Proofpoint discovered that 90 percent of global organisations were targeted with BEC and spear phishing attacks in 2019, reflecting cybercriminals’ continued focus on compromising individual end users. Seventy-eight percent also reported that security awareness training activities resulted in measurable reductions in phishing susceptibility.

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Cyberattacks: Preparing For The Inevitable


It is generally accepted that it is when, not if, large organisations will be the target of malicious cyberattacks. The importance of being prepared has been laid out in a blog post Sweat In Peace, Don't Bleed In War, written by Meredydd Hughes, a former UK chief constable with substantial crisis management experience.

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Varonis Blog Highlights 110 Cybersecurity Statistics


Cybersecurity company Varonis has issued its predictions for the forthcoming year with a blog post entitled 110 Cybersecurity Statics For 2020. The blog states that cybersecurity issues are becoming a day-to-day struggle for businesses. Recent trends and cybersecurity statistics reveal a huge increase in hacked and breached data from sources that are increasingly common in the workplace, like mobile and IoT devices.

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UK To Go On The Cyber Offensive


The UK Government is about to launch a new proactive and offensive cybersecurity team that will wage cyberwarfare against hostile nation-states and online crime organisations. It would be naive to believe that the UK has not launched cyberattacks against third parties, but the killing of Qassem Soleimani has brought this out into the open.

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Are You Ready For Iranian Revenge Cyberattacks?


Following the killing of Qassem Suleimani no-one can be sure of what military action Iran will take, but experts agree that its cyberattacks will increase against countries and governments it sees as hostile.

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Ringing The Changes For IOT Security


Buying and installing a cyber-doorbell through which you can monitor callers even if you are away from home makes sense, yes? Not unless you are a user from Alabama who has launched a $5million legal against action after it is alleged that a hacker cracked the Ring doorbell and started harassing the family.

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