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Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month Anything More Than PR?

Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month Anything More Than PR?

Nov 10, 2022
Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been going on since 2004. This year,  Cybersecurity Awareness Month  urged the public, professionals, and industry partners to "see themselves in cyber" in the following ways:  The public, by taking action to stay safe online. Professionals, by joining the cyber workforce. Cyber industry partners, as part of the cybersecurity solution. CISA outlined four "things you can do" to stay safe online for individuals and families, including updating their software, thinking before they click, using strong passwords, and enabling multifactor authentication on sensitive accounts. The industry has been teaching security tips to employees and the public for a long time. With so much repetitive media and education on cyber awareness in the rearview mirror, the returning October focus weighs on many. Here's a roundup of reactions to cyber month and traction from this year's themes and messaging which should tell us if there's
5 Ways to Mitigate Your New Insider Threats in the Great Resignation

5 Ways to Mitigate Your New Insider Threats in the Great Resignation

Sep 15, 2022
Companies are in the midst of an employee  "turnover tsunami"  with no signs of a slowdown.  According to Fortune Magazine,  40% of the U.S. is considering quitting their jobs. This trend – coined the great resignation - creates instability in organizations. High employee turnover increases security risks, and companies are more vulnerable to attacks from human factors worldwide.  At  Davos 2022 , statistics connect the turmoil of the great resignation to the rise of new insider threats. Security teams are feeling the impact. It's even harder to keep up with your employee security. Companies need a fresh approach to close the gaps and prevent attacks. This article will examine what your security teams must do within the new organizational dynamics to quickly and effectively address unique challenges. Handling Your New Insider Threats  Implementing a successful security awareness program is more challenging than ever for your security team—the new blood coming in cause
Why Human Error is #1 Cyber Security Threat to Businesses in 2021

Why Human Error is #1 Cyber Security Threat to Businesses in 2021

Feb 04, 2021
Phishing and Malware Among the major cyber threats, the malware remains a significant danger. The 2017 WannaCry outbreak that cost businesses worldwide up to $4 billion is still in recent memory, and other new strains of malware are discovered on a daily basis. Phishing has also seen a resurgence in the last few years, with many new scams being invented to take advantage of unsuspecting companies. Just one variation, the CEO Fraud email scam, cost UK businesses alone £14.8m in 2018. Working From Home Staff working from home are outside the direct oversight of IT support teams and often struggle to deal with cyber threats and appropriately protect company information. Failing to update software and operating systems, sending data over insecure networks, and increasing reliance on email and online messaging has made employees far more susceptible to threats ranging from malware to phishing. Human Error While technical solutions like spam filters and mobile device management syste
How To Check If Your Twitter Account Has Been Hacked

How To Check If Your Twitter Account Has Been Hacked

Sep 13, 2018
Did you ever wonder if your Twitter account has been hacked and who had managed to gain access and when it happened? Twitter now lets you know this. After Google and Facebook, Twitter now lets you see all the devices—laptop, phone, tablet, and otherwise—logged into your Twitter account. Twitter has recently rolled out a new security feature for its users, dubbed Apps and Sessions, allowing you to know which apps and devices are accessing your Twitter account, along with the location of those devices. In order to find out current and all past logged in devices and locations where your Twitter account was accessed for the last couple months, follow these steps: Check Twitter Login Sessions On Smartphone: Open the Twitter app, and head on to your profile Tap on 'Settings and privacy' section Inside the section, select 'Account' Once inside the option, tap on 'Apps and sessions' Check Twitter Login Sessions On Desktop Or Laptop: The p
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