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What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here's what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack.

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What is an advanced persistent threat (APT)? And 5 signs you've been hit with one

An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a cyberattack executed by criminals or nation-states with the intent to steal data or surveil systems over an extended time period. Here's how to know if you've been hit with one.

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Phishing has become the root of most cyber-evil

Phishing has become the top cause of data breaches. But with employee education and the right tools, such breaches can be prevented.

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How to defend Office 365 from spear-phishing attacks

A recent successful zero-day Flash attack began with a spear-phishing email. These Windows 10 and Office 365 settings could have prevented it.

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

Malware is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. Learn what malware does and how you can remove it—or prevent it.

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Review: GreatHorn offers a better way to secure enterprise email

GreatHorn takes a modern and highly effective approach to protecting enterprise email that goes well beyond the capabilities of legacy mail scanners.

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What is spear phishing? Why targeted email attacks are so difficult to stop

A highly targeted form of phishing, spear phishing involves bespoke emails being sent to well-researched victims. It is hard to spot without close inspection and difficult to stop with technical controls alone.

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How to set Microsoft Office 365 ATP policies to block malicious URLs

Windows Advanced Threat Protection allows admins to set link filters for email messages and attachments in Outlook.

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8 phishing emails and why you’ll fall for them (or not)

One CISO's collection of phishing emails provides insight into how the practice is evolving. That allows for better identification and prevention of phishing.

The 18 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 18 worst data breaches in recent memory.

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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 reach that person who will click on anything

There's always that one person who falls for every phishing scam. This is how you break them of that habit.

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Cylance researchers discover powerful new nation-state APT

A new APT, dubbed White Company, is flexing its muscle on the world stage, and it has security researchers worried.

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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2018

Looking for hard numbers to back up your sense of what's happening in the cybersecurity world? We dug into studies and surveys of the industry's landscape to get a sense of the lay of the land—both in terms of what's happening and how...

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The Sony hacker indictment: 5 lessons for IT security

The recent indictment of North Korean hacker Park Jin Hyok contains valuable information from the FBI’s investigation that will help you defend against similar attacks.

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Scammers pose as CNN's Wolf Blitzer, target security professionals

Here's an interesting, if not outright comical, story for those of you just coming back to work after a long Labor Day weekend. Scammers are pretending to be a well-known CNN anchor and offering serious cash to anyone looking to be a...

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10 topics every security training program should cover

A thorough end-user education program is a necessary weapon in the battle to protect your perimeter. These 10 topics are the baseline of what to include in an awareness training program.

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Mastering email security with DMARC, SPF and DKIM

The three main email security protocols complement one another, so implementing them all provides the best protection. That’s easier said than done, but these tips can help.

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