Advanced phishing techniques and poor user behaviors that exacerbate the threat of successful attacks. Teaching employees how to spot malicious emails is one of many steps toward keeping phishing attacks at bay. As attackers adopt more advanced techniques, it’s imperative teams also learn how the behavior inside and outside their inboxes can put a business
A new report says that phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks are major risks to financial institutions – via mobile devices in the hands of their employees. Financial services is a highly regulated industry, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to cybersecurity woes. According to a new report, financial services organizations experience higher rates of phishing and
Human vulnerability presents a real threat for organizations. But it’s also a remarkable opportunity to turn employees into our strongest cyber warriors. Employee awareness has become a critical necessity for modern organizational security. While the human factor has always presented an “inside threat” for companies, it’s fast-growing: The more social, hyperconnected, fast-paced our culture becomes,
The Florida city approved its insurer to pay $460,000 in ransom for a cyberattack that shut down servers, email, and phone. The director of information technology for Lake City, Fla., has been fired in the aftermath of a massive cyberattack that shut down its phones, servers, and email capabilities. Lake City recently agreed to pay
IT services giant HCL left employee passwords exposed online, as well as customer project details, and other sensitive information, all without any form of authentication, research by security consultancy UpGuard reveals. An HCL human resources portal published new employee names, usernames and clear text passwords. “The most sensitive stuff was on an HR portal and
Breaches and compliance requirements have heightened the need for continuous and effective employee training, security experts say. 1 of 8 Image Source: Shutterstock Employee security awareness training programs have become a necessity for organizations in recent years because of the high percentage of data breaches caused by careless and negligent workers. Phishing, in particular, continues
Longtime US resident allegedly stole information for petroleum firm in China that had offered him a position. A Chinese national was arrested in the US last week for allegedly stealing intellectual property from a US petroleum company where he was employed. Hongjin Tan, 35, is charged with pilfering some $1 billion in trade secrets on behalf
Hacked Servers: Personal Data Exposed The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said that one of its servers was hacked earlier this year, exposing personal data of current and former employees including social security numbers. In a memo to employees that was also posted on Spaceref, NASA said the breach was uncovered on Oct.