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  1. FBI and NSA say: Stop doing these 10 things that let the hackers in FBI and NSA say: Stop doing these 10 things that let the hackers in - Enable multi-factor authentication, patch your software, and deploy a VPN, but configure them securely, the US government and allies warn. Cyber attackers regularly exploit unpatched software vulnerabilities, but they "routinely" target security misconfigurations for initial access, so the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its peers have created a to-do list for defenders… Continue Reading
  2. The high price of free Wi-Fi: Here's why you never connect to an insecure network The high price of free Wi-Fi: Here’s why you never connect to an insecure network - If you work on the go, the last thing you should do is connect to an insecure wireless network. Jack Wallen explains. Let me set the scene for you: You're on the go and you need to stop and get a coffee. You enter the coffee shop and the aroma is the first thing to… Continue Reading
  3. Terrible cloud security is leaving the door open for hackers. Here's what you're doing wrong A rise in hybrid work and a shift to cloud platforms has changed how businesses operate - but it's also leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks. Terrible cloud security is leaving the door open for hackers. Here’s what you’re doing wrong - A rise in hybrid work and a shift to cloud platforms has changed how businesses operate - but it's also leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks. Cloud applications and services are a prime target for hackers because poor cybersecurity management and misconfigured services are leaving them exposed to the internet and vulnerable to simple cyberattacks. Analysis… Continue Reading
  4. NSA report: This is how you should be securing your network US spy agency NSA has given its most up-to-date guidance for protecting networks against attacks. The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a new report that gives all organizations the most current advice on how to protect their IT network infrastructures from cyberattacks. NSA report: This is how you should be securing your network - US spy agency NSA has given its most up-to-date guidance for protecting networks against attacks. The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a new report that gives all organizations the most current advice on how to protect their IT network infrastructures from cyberattacks. NSA's report 'Cybersecurity Technical Report (CTR): Network Infrastructure Security Guidance' is available… Continue Reading
  5. Ukraine crisis: Russian cyberattacks could affect organisations around the world, so take action now Mandiant warns that the history of Russian cyber aggression could lead to attacks that spread far beyond Ukraine - but if organisations have a robust cybersecurity strategy in place, there's no need to panic. The ongoing situation in Ukraine means organisations around the world should be prepared to defend their networks against cyberattacks originating from Russia – although the potential impact of aggressive cyber activity shouldn't be overestimated. Ukraine crisis: Russian cyberattacks could affect organizations around the world, so take action now - Organizations that fell victim to NotPetya did so because they hadn't yet applied critical security updates, which were released months before and were designed to protect networks against EternalBlue. Meanwhile, cyber criminals and nation state-backed hackers continue to take advantage of security issues like the vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange, which received critical security updates last… Continue Reading
  6. White House warns: Do these 8 things now to boost your security ahead of potential Russian cyberattacks Among other things, the White House is telling all businesses to enable multi-factor authentication. It's one thing for tech companies to urge users to enable multi- or two-factor authentication, but now the White House is urging all US organizations to do it because of potential cyberattacks ahead. White House warns: Do these 8 things now to boost your security ahead of potential Russian cyberattacks - Among other things, the White House is telling all businesses to enable multi-factor authentication. It's one thing for tech companies to urge users to enable multi- or two-factor authentication, but now the White House is urging all US organizations to do it because of potential cyberattacks ahead. Two-factor or multi-factor authentication (MFA) was a concept… Continue Reading
  7. Companies warned to boost cyber defence in wake of Ukraine crisis escalation Australian Prime Minister warns the country could face retaliatory cyber attacks as sanctions are placed on Russia. On Wednesday afternoon, the Australian government joined the governments of the United States and United Kingdom by placing sanctions on Russian banks and individuals, and at the same time issued a warning to organisations to boost their cyber defence. Companies warned to boost cyber defense in wake of Ukraine crisis escalation - Australian Prime Minister warns the country could face retaliatory cyber attacks as sanctions are placed on Russia. On Wednesday afternoon, the Australian government joined the governments of the United States and United Kingdom by placing sanctions on Russian banks and individuals, and at the same time issued a warning to organizations to boost their cyber… Continue Reading
  8. The FTC warns that social media-based money scams are on the rise. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns consumers to keep an eye out for who they interact with on social media since scams are rising. Scammers target us on social media now more than ever -  social media "More than 95,000 people reported about $770 million in losses to fraud initiated on social media platforms in 2021," the FTC said. "Those losses account for about 25% of all reported losses to fraud in 2021 and represent a stunning eighteen fold increase over 2017 reported losses. Reports are up for every age… Continue Reading
  9. 10 Assumptions About macOS Security That Put Your Business At Risk 10 Assumptions About macOS Security That Put Your Business At Risk - Macs are great, aren’t they? I have many. Aside from the two provided by my employer, I have five working Macs of my own, ranging from 2009 to 2021. I also run macOS on a number of virtual machines for research purposes. In fact, give me a few minutes and I could spin you up… Continue Reading
  10. Your personal data is valuable, and dangerous in the wrong hands. It's time to protect it better Your personal data is valuable, and dangerous in the wrong hands. It’s time to protect it better - Much more data is being shared online, providing corporations - and cyber criminals - more information about us than ever before.   The rise in the amount of personal data we're all producing, combined with the hunger of online crooks to seize on any information they can exploit for their own benefit, has created an… Continue Reading

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