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Ransomware  >  A masked criminal ransoms data for payment.
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Impersonation / disguise / fraud / false identity / identity theft

Identity theft explained: Why businesses make tempting targets

Identity theft is the use of someone else's personal information without permission, typically to conduct financial transactions. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and your organization.

Insider threats  >  Employees suspiciously peering over cubicle walls

Preventing insider threats: What to watch (and watch out) for

Understanding human behaviors that precede malicious actions from an insider is the best way to avoid data loss or disruption, experts say.

locked data / bitcoins

WastedLocker explained: How this targeted ransomware extorts millions from victims

WastedLocker is sophisticated ransomware created by Evil Corp, a notorious cyber criminal group.

computer crime scene / hacked / infected / cybercrime / cyberattack

15 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back

Redirected internet searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been hacked.

credit card theft / credit card fraud / credit card hack

Credit card fraud: What you need to know now

Credit and payment card thieves are getting more sophisticated as chipped cards drive them to account takeover and card-not-present schemes.

hacker / cryptocurrency attack

What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

Network security  >  simplified / centralized / unified

Zero Trust: Protecting your company inside and out

The traditional castle-and-moat security model where users, once inside the firewall, were automatically trusted has long been outdated. What if you can't trust anyone in or outside your network?

A digital bomb with lit fuse in an environment of abstract binary code.

Brute-force attacks explained, and why they are on the rise

The surge in remote work has rekindled interest in brute-force attacks, but a few simple steps can make your organization less of a target for them.

A hacker looks out over a city amid graphs of increasing trend lines and numerical rates.

Cybercrime in a recession: 10 things every CISO needs to know

Economic downturns force cybercriminals to change focus and creates conditions for new criminals to join their ranks. Here's how to prepare.

United States one-cent coin / penny / binary code

How much does it cost to launch a cyberattack?

Just like in regular business, cyber criminals have a cost of operation and a return on investment to worry about. Unfortunately, a new report from Deloitte has found the cost of committing cyber crime is incredibly low.

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5 steps to create a security incident response plan

Creating an incident response plan can seem like a daunting task, but there are ways to break the process down into manageable pieces. (Plus: Video on how to create a pandemic disaster recovery plan.)

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The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Data breaches affecting millions of users are far too common. Here are some of the biggest, baddest breaches in recent memory.

security threats and vulnerabilities

How to protect remote workers from the coronavirus crime wave

As predicted, the coronavirus crisis is bringing out the worst in cybercriminals. But the attacks are really just old exploits modified to exploit the new coronavirus context. Here’s how to beat them.

A rubber duck sits on a target's bullseye  >  sitting duck / easy target / victim targeting

Dear future victim, please panic

I am the opportunistic infection, THE DORMANT CYBER PATHOGEN now awakes! While you're worried about COVID-19 infection, I'm already inside your networks!

Dark net warning sign against black and yellow warning stripes in the background.

What is the dark web? How to access it and what you'll find

The dark web is part of the internet that isn't visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor to be accessed.

Cybersecurity  >  Attack warning / danger / security threat

What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.

Computerworld - Scary Tech [Slide-05] - Encryption systems with backdoors

Securing the IoT is a nightmare

Currently, we have over 26-billion IoT devices running in our workplaces, offices and homes. If you're looking for an IoT security scorecard, it looks something like this: Security Threats: 26,000,000,000, IoT Secure Devices: 0.

CSO slideshow - Insider Security Breaches - Spam email identified

Will spam die in 2020?

The problem with spam isn't that it's a time-wasting annoyance, but that it drives us away from phone calls and emails to bad media.

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