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6 board of directors security concerns every CISO should be prepared to address

The COVID pandemic and spike in cybercriminal activity has raised interest in security among corporate boards. These are the concerns and questions CISOs say they are now hearing from them.

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How to prepare for the next SolarWinds-like threat

It is possible to minimize the risk from nation-state attacks like SolarWinds. This is the best advice based on what experts have learned so far.

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What is typosquatting? A simple but effective attack technique

Typosquatting is a type of social engineering attack that uses purposely misspelled domains for a variety of malicious purposes.

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14 tips to prevent business email compromise

Criminals fool victims into clicking on malicious links or assisting in financial theft by sending emails that mimic real senders and real companies. Here's how to stop BEC.

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SolarWinds attack explained: And why it was so hard to detect

A group believed to be Russia's Cozy Bear gained access to government and other systems through a compromised update to SolarWinds' Orion software. Most organizations aren't prepared for this sort of software supply chain attack.

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FireEye breach explained: How worried should you be?

The theft of red team tools, allegedly by Russia's Cozy Bear group, poses only a small threat to other organizations. The real lesson: Anyone can be hacked.

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6 new ways threat actors will attack in 2021

Cyber criminals will leverage improved capabilities and vulnerabilities introduced during the COVID crisis to improve the efficiency of their attacks.

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Why Excel 4.0 macro exploits are surging

Researchers discover progressively complex and effective XL4 attacks that take advantage of the many organizations that still rely on the old functionality.

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What is swatting? Unleashing armed police against your enemies

Swatting is a form of harassment that uses prank calls to send police SWAT teams into victims' homes. Here's what you need to know about this dangerous practice.

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China’s exclusion from US 5G market likely to continue with Biden administration

Telecom insiders discuss supply chain security and call for better communication, collaboration, and transparency from the federal government about threats within their industry.

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How to protect backups from ransomware

Ransomware is getting smarter, attacking backups to prevent recovery. Prevent this from happening by taking a few simple steps.

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Common pitfalls in attributing cyberattacks

Attack attribution is always difficult as criminal groups often share code and techniques, and nation-state actors excel at deception. Here, security researchers share their techniques and common pitfalls.

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Elusive hacker-for-hire group Bahamut linked to historical attack campaigns

The Bahamut group targets high-value victims and takes meticulous care with its own operational security.

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New FBI strategy seeks to disrupt threat actors, help defenders through better coordination

The FBI sharpens its focus on collaboration among US and foreign government agencies and the private sector. It will acting as a central hub to deal with cybersecurity threats.

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9 top anti-phishing tools and services

Some of these solutions will help find and stop phishing emails before they can cause damage, while others will find phishers fraudulently using your business's brand.

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11 types of hackers and how they will harm you

Understanding the different types of hackers, what motivates them, and the malware they use can help you identify the attacks you are most likely to face and how to properly defend yourself and your organization.

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4 top vulnerabilities ransomware attackers exploited in 2020

As more employees work from home, attackers have more endpoints to target. These unpatched vulnerabilities in remote access tools and Windows makes their job easier.

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Evilnum group targets FinTech firms with new Python-based RAT

The attack hides in Windows systems by impersonating several legitimate programs.

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