If hackers are so good at computers, why is phishing the dominant type of hack today?
Modern professionals often find themselves wondering at this question when reading tech news or discarding the third obvious phishing email in a week.
For most people, the idea of a “hacker” starts with someone who is good at computers and – for their own criminal reasons – chooses to misuse that ability to crack into other’s servers and steal from them. Hackers are, in concept, supposed to be like the second-story jewel thieves of the modern data world. Except that most of them aren’t. Continue Reading
In the realm of cybersecurity, it is well-known that human error is now the leading cause of security breaches. In fact, more than 90% of data breaches are now the result of human mistakes and scams that directly target professionals – not their firewalls. Part of this is that technical cybersecurity has become so advanced that it’s more worthwhile for hackers to target people instead of software defenses. Firewalls, encryption, virus scanning, and network monitoring all make a whole lot of work for hackers who want to get in the old-fashioned way. Continue Reading
The holiday season is often a joyous time of year as it allows us to spend time with those we love most. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year in which scammers are most active as they devise new ways to cheat and steal, often using complex phishing campaigns through which they trick people into giving them their personal information. Every year, unsuspecting businesses fall prey to these scammers, which can not only be costly, Continue Reading
Phishing is the practice of lying and tricking people into taking actions that harm them. These hacks often involve exposing information or providing access to an infectible computer system. Hackers choose phishing targets who are likely to answer messages and do what they ask without checking with supervisors first. Continue Reading
Our team has always focused on securing data and helping companies find the data that needs to be secured. One of the greatest challenges that we, as an industry, face is the recent move to remote work. Most companies have relied on facility-wide cybersecurity measures to keep secure company data inside the defended cyber-perimeter. Continue Reading
We recently published an article on how to respond if your computer has been exposed to malware. Every professional needs to have their version of this process. We are all at risk of targeting from hackers or automated hacking programs. This is not just true of malware infection. Phishing is just as common, and often used as a method to trick professionals into opening or downloading malware files. Continue Reading
Social hacking is a dangerous trend that has always been a part of the criminal community. From the dawn of civilization, there have been con artists. These are people willing to collect information, lie, and steal from the people they lie to. Continue Reading
When you take a screenshot of your Zoom meeting, the meeting ID, and some other private information about the meeting is shared. If your meetings aren’t password-protected, then hackers could use just one screenshot to infiltrate and zoom-bomb your room. Continue Reading
In a time when businesses and individuals are stepping up and helping their neighbors, the true nature of a hacker really shines through. Right now, businesses are offering sick-leave, donating medical supplies, and some are even opening their doors as supplemental hospitals. Professionals are either risking their lives to help others or are dutifully working from home to help contain the virus spread. Continue Reading