Whether you know it or not, cyber criminals see you—the end user—as an easy target. But don’t worry, you don’t need the newest security technology to protect yourself from some of the most common threats. Follow these easy tips to eliminate many of the everyday security threats present in...
Sometimes, it's the little things that make a big difference.
This is especially true for cybersecurity. Here are 10 common mistakes made in office settings that leave people vulnerable to cyber attacks, presented by Security Engineer, Will Tipton:
You know how the story goes...
Two guys are out hiking in the forest when they notice that a bear begins charging at them. One of the guys pulls off his heavy hiking boots and begins tying on a pair of running shoes.
You may have heard the statistic:90% of breachesstart with email. But you’re probably thinking,that won’t happen to me.
You know thesigns of a phishing emailand you avoid emails that are clearly unsafe, so you’re not going to be the one who gets breached, right?
In the past 48 hours, security operators have seen a new ‘sextortion’ message begin popping up in client inboxes almost everywhere.
The most frightening part of this message is that it lists a password either in the subject line or the first sentence.
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve noticed an uptick in phishing emails that are using fake DocuSign sites to attempt to steal credentials to user email accounts.
You may not realize it, but your computer, mobile devices, accounts, and information all have value to cyber criminals.
According to Verizon’s Data Breach Report, 91% of company breaches start with an email.
Knowing how to maintain email security at the user level will keep you and your company safe.
How often does the average person think about cybersecurity?
U.S. warns about phishing attacks on nuclear, energy, aviation, water, and manufacturing industries.
The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.
You may not realize it, but you, your company, and your employees are all targets for cyber criminals. Computers, mobile devices, accounts and your information all have tremendous value.
At Ascend Technologies we spend a lot of time breaking into our clients’ networks as part of our Penetration Testing services. A major component of our methodology involves social engineering.
Although cyber attacks against large companies make the biggest headlines, small and medium-sized organizations are not immune to the threats. Smaller organizations are just as vulnerable as large enterprises, and in many cases, more so; because they have fewer resources to devote to cybersecurity.
At Ascend, we write a lot about the technical aspects of cybersecurity. We focus on cutting-edge topics in malware, ransomware, even machine learning. But one of the most insidious and effective cybersecurity threats around doesn't involve a single line of code: social engineering.
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Microsoft Outlook users should keep their eyes peeled for a phishing attempt targeting business users of the popular mail client. Though this phishing attempt has been making the rounds for a couple of years, it hasn’t shown signs of slowing down.