#infosec | Companies Offer Free Cybersecurity Support to Combat Threats Posed by COVID-19

Companies are offering businesses free cybersecurity support as coronavirus scams proliferate and over-stretched healthcare providers become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Irish cybersecurity awareness training company Cyber Risk Aware announced yesterday that it would be providing free COVID-19 phishing tests for businesses. Companies are invited to run a phishing simulation in which up to 100…

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#infosec | Cost of Insider Threats Rises 31%

New research released yesterday by the Ponemon Institute reveals a dramatic increase in both the frequency of insider threats and their financial cost to businesses since 2018.   The report, “2020 Cost of Insider Threats: Global,” shows that the average global cost of insider threats rose by 31% in two years to $11.45m, and…

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#infosec | Cloud Covers Up Insider Threats

A new study has found that more than half of organizations believe detecting insider threats is harder following migration to the cloud. The 2020 Insider Threat Report published today found that a lack of visibility into anomalous activity, especially in the cloud, and manual SIEM workloads have increased the risk of insider…

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#cybersecurity | Why Ethical Hackers have an essential part to play in protecting enterprise data from cybersecurity threats

The beginning of October sees the start of Cyber Security Awareness Month, a collaborative effort between governments and industry to raise awareness about the importance of staying safe online. Part of this conversation inevitably revolves around cybersecurity threats. Highlighting the simple steps that can be taken to protect data, whether…

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | 5 Steps to Protect Smart Cities from Cybersecurity Threats

Government organizations and citizens share the responsibility of developing smart cyber secure cities by educating themselves about the various cyber threats to execute necessary risk mitigation strategies. Smart cities across the globe have shown their incredible potential by decreasing traffic woes, conserving resources, and reducing pollution. However, smart cities are…

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | DVIDS – News – Learn to Reduce Online Threats During Cybersecurity Month at NSA Souda Bay, Greece

Stolen passwords. Data breaches. Identity theft. Divulging sensitive information. These can be the results of bad judgement, policy violations, or simply using weak online security measures. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is held every October to emphasize personal accountability and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity…

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