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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Predictions for 2022: Tomorrow’s Threats Will Target the Expanding Attack Surface

By Derek Manky at Fortinet According to FortiGuard Labs, 2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for cybercriminals, with ransomware on the rise and an unprecedented number of attackers lining up to find a victim. Attacks will continue to span the entire attack surface, leaving IT teams scrambling to cover every possible avenue of attack. This will be incredibly challenging because the attack surface will simultaneously be expanding as organizations transition to...

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Shopping Safely Online over the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means wallets are burning holes in pockets around the world faster than a Yule log. While you’re compiling wish lists and shopping lists, this is also the time of year many cybercriminals roll out their best-dressed scams, dampening the holiday spirit for people around the world. Here are some key tips for protecting yourself not only during the holidays, but throughout the whole year: Fake...

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Security Technology: SD-WAN

Welcome to the last week of Cyber Security Awareness month! So far, we’ve really focused on being cyber aware in regards to current types of threats (phishing and ransomware for example) and the importance of training staff and being prepared for anything. Being “technology aware” is vitally important for today’s organizations as the threat landscape (and threat surfaces) evolve rapidly. Most organizations recognize a daunting number of best practices and security requirements,...

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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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Security Awareness Training

Welcome back to cyber security awareness month with Secure Sense! Due to the current climate, many organizations have transformed their business to run mainly online, and may even have moved their employees to work completely remote. It’s extremely important to regularly keep up on cyber security training for staff as the risk of cyber attacks continue to rise. Cyber Security Awareness month makes for a great time to review your cyber...

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The Value of a Secure Sense Managed Service

It’s October and you know what that means – Welcome back to Cyber Security Awareness Month with Secure Sense! Last year, we talked a lot about the new “cyber norm” as 2020 was the year for changes and transitions into a new way of handling cyber security. This year, as many organizations have settled into the new norm, or now just “the norm," we’re going to focus on the importance of...

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Back to School: Strengthening Your Security Posture

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is still uncertain whether or not students and teachers will end up in the online classroom once again. Given that there is a possibility of this happening as we head into a fourth wave of the pandemic, strengthening their security posture should be at the top of school IT departments' to-do list. Read on for a few tips on how to increase...

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PwnedPiper: Armis Identifies Nine Vulnerabilities in Hospital Infrastructure

Swisslog Healthcare, the providers of the leading solution for pneumatic tube systems (PTS) in North America, released a statement yesterday regarding nine vulnerabilities in their Translogic PTS system identified by Armis. Swisslog Healthcare's Translogic PTS system is used in over 80% of hospitals in North America and over 3000 hospitals worldwide. PTS systems play a crucial role in patient care, and are utilized nearly 100% of the time. The potential vulnerabilities were...

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Examining the Role of Zero Trust Access in OT Security

By: Rick Peters, CISO Operational Technology, North America, Fortinet This is a summary of an article written for Automation.com by Rick Peters, CISO, Operational Technology North America at Fortinet. The entire article can be accessed here.  As operational technology (OT) networks become increasingly connected to the rest of an organization’s network infrastructure, they become a growing target for increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals. In fact, Fortinet’s 2020 State of Operational Technology Cybersecurity Report indicates that nine out...

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