This year, we have seen some of the most high-profile victims of cybercrime across the world, including the NHS in the UK, and the attack on Equifax that impacted millions of people in several countries. The damage has not only cost companies money, it has also hit their reputations hard. Yet despite the impending threats and, as cyberattacks only … More It’s time that companies became more cyber-resilient
The latest global cyberattack, detected by ESET as Win32 / Diskcoder.C, once again highlights the reality that outdated systems and insufficient security solutions are still widespread. The damage caused by this attack has raised a number of questions, which we’ll answer for you here. What are the characteristics of this threat? Encryption: The ransomware only encrypts files with a … More Everything you need to know about the latest variant of Petya
Whenever a business considers the security measures it can implement, three options always crop up: antivirus on endpoints and servers to detect and eliminate as many threats as possible; backups to ensure that any data lost in an incident such as a ransomware attack can be recovered; and device encryption to prevent confidential data from being obtained by attackers. However, … More Two-factor authentication: An underutilized security measure in businesses
Passwords are often the first line of defense in protecting our personal and financial information, so it pays to have a strong, long and complex password (and easy to remember). Our one minute guide shows you how.
The password is nothing new. In fact, it has been around for centuries. Way before Hotmail, Skype and Netflix were prompting you to create a secure code with a funky username, the Romans reportedly used passwords as a way to convey important military messages between troops. Essentially, it was a simple way to protect information. … More A short history of the computer password
For many, the New Year is a great time for starting afresh and improving on behaviors and actions from the previous year. As a result, many of us turn our attention to New Year’s resolutions – setting goalposts for the year ahead. While losing weight, quitting smoking or hitting the gym are all popular resolutions, … More Cyber-savvy New Year’s resolutions you’ll want to keep
The financial repercussions of a data breach have been highlighted by the $1 million fine handed out to Adobe Systems for a 2013 security incident. Roy Cooper, attorney general of North Carolina, said that businesses and government “must do more” to protect sensitive data from getting into the hands of cybercriminals. The 2013 data breach … More Adobe fined $1 million for 2013 data breach