Cyberthreats and the finance sector

Cyberthreats and the finance sector

The financial sector has long been heavily targeted by cybercriminals. Over the years, the number of attacks that involved extortion, social engineering, and credential-stealing malware has surged rapidly. This means that financial institutions should strive to familiarize themselves with the threats and the agents behind them. Here are seven new threats and tactics, techniques, and […]

Fileless malware: Are you at risk?

Fileless malware: Are you at risk?

Over the past few years, the security industry has been witnessing a rapid evolution in attack techniques, including fileless malware, which uses legitimate tools and services such as existing software, applications, and authorized protocols to carry out malicious activities such as unauthorized data retrieval or data damage. It therefore pays to stay abreast of such […]

Don’t Auto-fill Your Passwords

Don’t Auto-fill Your Passwords

Auto-complete or auto-fill may seem like a smart way to manage passwords. Especially, for anyone who often forgets their login username and password. However, what users don’t know is that auto-fill actually enables them to be tracked and hacked. Auto-filling passwords is similar to advertisements and suggestions based on internet browsing habits.

VPNs: Why you need them

VPNs: Why you need them

Installing antivirus software and setting strong passwords are no longer considered the bare minimum in cybersecurity. With hackers, third parties, and ISPs constantly monitoring networks and your online habits, hopping onto a virtual private network (VPN) is crucial for keeping your surfing habits private. Here’s why. What is a VPN? The best way to describe […]

Fed Agencies Receive “Misguided” Password Policies

Fed Agencies Receive “Misguided” Password Policies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) might be a little red in the cheeks these days. The institute is now describing their previous password policies, given to federal agencies as “misguided.” What’s even worse, is that NIST didn’t just misguide proper password management.

Not All Cyber Hackers are Criminals

Not All Cyber Hackers are Criminals

Sometimes hackers are even the good guys Hackers, known as the dark villains of the cyber-world have a well-earned reputation. However, hackers are not always the bad guys. In fact, sometimes they are even the good guys. Ethical hackers (called white hat hackers) are even a major asset in preventing cyber crime A Difficult History The […]

4 types of hackers that may target SMBs

4 types of hackers that may target SMBs

When it comes to cyberattacks, most business owners get hung up on the technical and logistical details, forgetting another important aspect: motive. Why are hackers attacking people and organizations? And whom are they targeting? By answering these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of which of your business’s resources need the most protection. Script Kiddies […]