Supply‑chain attacks: When trust goes wrong, try hope?

How can organizations tackle the growing menace of attacks that shake trust in software? Cybersecurity is only as good as the weakest link, and in a supply chain this could be virtually anywhere. The big questions may be, “what and where is the weakest link?” and “is it something that you have control over and … More Supply‑chain attacks: When trust goes wrong, try hope?

Vengeful IT worker gets jail time for deleting company’s Microsoft user accounts

The company was left to deal with three months’ worth of IT problems. An IT contractor has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $567,000 in restitution to cover the damage he caused by deleting the majority of a company’s Microsoft Office 365 user accounts in an act of revenge, according … More Vengeful IT worker gets jail time for deleting company’s Microsoft user accounts

Cybersecurity risks and challenges facing the financial industry

A primer on various threats looming over financial companies and the steps that these organizations can take to counter them. Companies operating in the financial services industry aren’t by any means strangers to being targeted by various forms of financial crimes and fraud. However, over time, the playing field has changed and threat actors have … More Cybersecurity risks and challenges facing the financial industry

81% of business leaders believe COVID has increased the need for improved security of finances

ESET reveals that over two-thirds of business leaders (68%) expect their company’s investment in FinTech to increase in 2021/2022. This comes as 81% of senior managers surveyed agree that COVID-19 has increased the need for improved security of finances.  ESET has explored the attitudes of senior managers towards financial technology (FinTech) and security in the … More 81% of business leaders believe COVID has increased the need for improved security of finances

New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails

NIST’s tool can help organizations improve the testing of their employees’ phish-spotting prowess. Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have devised a new method that could be used to accurately assess why employees click on certain phishing emails. The tool, dubbed Phish Scale, uses real data to evaluate the complexity and … More New tool helps companies assess why employees click on phishing emails