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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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Get It From The Source: Avoiding Covid-19 Vaccine Scams and More Trending Phishing Tactics

People are getting vaccinated! As Covid-19 infection and hospitalization rates decline again, we’re hopeful this time is different and with enough people getting access to effective vaccines there is light at the end of the tunnel to end the pandemic - at the very least in the form of achieving a managed level of endemic. We are all seeking a return to something approaching normalcy and an end to the...

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CrowdStrike’s 2020 Global Security Attitude Survey: How Organizations Fear Cyberattacks Will Impact Their Digital Transformation and Future Growth

Senior IT and security decision-makers around the world are concerned that the global pandemic and rapid adoption of a work-from-anywhere business model could negatively impact future growth, according to our study released today. Results of CrowdStrike’s third annual Global Security Attitude Survey, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne, reveal trepidation in how leaders view the current threat landscape and their organization’s cybersecurity readiness. The study surveyed 2,200 senior IT decision-makers and security...

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Tips To Stay Safe During Black Friday & Cyber Monday

This year, Black Friday might look a bit different than recent years. As we work through the second wave of the pandemic, many people will be looking to take advantage of Black Friday deals online, turning Black Friday into an extended Cyber Monday. E-commerce holiday spending is expected to increase by 25-35% this year compared to 14.9% last year and many consumers look to Black Friday sales as a time to...

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Password Hygiene and Security

Many of our daily activities have moved to the internet such as reading our mail, banking, watching movies, and shopping. But what do all of these activities have in common?  If you guessed passwords, than you are absolutely correct! All these accounts we set up require passwords and too often we take shortcuts like re-using passwords or using weak passwords to avoid having to remember multiple, complex passwords. On average, users create 150 password-protected accounts and many users reuse the same...

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Are You Cyber Strong?

Welcome to the last week of Cyber Security Awareness Month! As we wrap up this month, we will be discussing the Human Disadvantage and Security. Today we’re breaking down what it means to be cyber strong and staying secure. If you’ve been following along on the blog this month, you should be well versed in many basic security measures you can take (even if you’re not a security expert!) to ensure...

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Security Technology: Private WAN & SD-WAN
Security Technology: Private WAN & SD-WAN

Written By: Matthew Watkinson As discussed in our previous blog (you can check it out here), being technology aware is important in today’s landscape as threats and security are advancing at a rapid rate.  Sometimes we face challenges in finding the right technology for our organization, one being long-term, cost effective solutions.  As we near the end of the second week of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we move our focus to a second security technology with key implications for today’s landscape and a discussion of how you can simplify networking and reduce your costs: private WAN technologies and SD-WAN.   Within the...

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Security Technology: Next-Gen Endpoint Protection

Week two of Cyber Security Awareness Month is among us and this week our focus is on Security Technologies and knowing what it takes to keep our organizations safe. Today we will discuss Next-Generation Endpoint Protection and what “Next-Gen” means for security in todays landscape. Why Is Technology Awareness Important? Knowing what technology is out there, what controls are needed to address the current and emerging threat landscape, and how they work...

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Pop Quiz Winner!

Happy Tuesday! Thank you to those who participated in our Pop Quiz last Friday. We have entered all participants (with correct answers!) in the draw. Below are the answers to each question: Cyber Security Awareness consists of which of the following?Answer: d, all of the above The spike in which 2020 IT trend was responsible for increased attack surface, decreased visibility, & overall increased risk for companiesAnswer: b, remote work If you are uncertain...

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