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Christina Quaine, CISO, SVP Technology Operations, AvidXchange, Inc.

CISO Q&A: How AvidXchange manages COVID-related threats and risk

Like many CISOs, Christina Quaine's team is supporting the payment processor's work-at-home employees and managing internal pandemic-specific risks. It also helps its mid-market customers meet new security challenges.

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What is pretexting? Definition, examples and prevention

Pretexting is form of social engineering in which an attacker comes up with a story to convince a victim to give up valuable information or access to a service or system.

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6 hard truths security pros must learn to live with

Crafty hackers, unwitting users, a relentless workload — working in IT security is all about accepting this as business as usual and pushing forward anyway.

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How Abnormal Security combats business email compromise

Abnormal Security analyzes work relationships, language patterns to spot compromised accounts and stop them from sending mail.

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Vishing explained: How voice phishing attacks scam victims

Vishing (voice phishing) is a form of attack that attempts to trick victims into giving up sensitive personal information over the phone.

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8 ways attackers are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to spread malware, disrupt operations, sow doubt and make a quick buck.

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What is smishing? How phishing via text message works

Don't let the cute name fool you, smishing is a cyberattack that uses misleading text messages to trick victims into sharing valuable information, installing malware, or giving away money.

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Pharming explained: How attackers use fake websites to steal data

A pharming attack aims to redirect victims’ web traffic away from their intended destination to a website controlled by threat actors to harvest information and spread malware.

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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.

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14 real-world phishing examples — and how to recognize them

How well do you know these crafty cons?

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Beware malware-laden emails offering COVID-19 information, US Secret Service warns

Many of the emails take advantage of an unpatched, decades-old Microsoft Office vulnerability to deliver malware. Advice: Patch now.

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How to protect yourself from coronavirus phishing threats

The worst disease of the century brings out the worst in people as phishing attacks increase to unprecedented levels. Here's how to spot and COVID-19 phishing attacks and five ways to avoid them.

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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.

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COVID-19 and tech: New collaboration tools mean new security risks

As the coronavirus forces companies to move their communication and file sharing onto collaboration platforms, be prepared for unintended consequences: New security threats will surface, requiring new methods of securing your...

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What your business can do about the coronavirus ... right now

The Covid-19 crisis is the Black Swan event of our lifetime. Here's how to hold it all together (while keeping employees apart).

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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2020

From malware trends to budget shifts, we have the latest figures that quantify the state of the industry.

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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.

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How to prevent scripting attacks in Microsoft Office

The rise in phishing attempts requires another look at your Microsoft Office settings to minimize the risk of a user executing a malicious script.

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