mobile cybercrime

Protecting your business against mobile cybercrime

In recent years it has become increasingly common for employees to use mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, in the workplace. Unfortunately, with this practice comes an increased risk of mobile cybercrime, which can affect not just the device itself, but can leave your entire corporate network open to cyberattack. Whether this takes the … Continued

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Healthcare cybersecurity

Cybersecurity and the healthcare industry

Any notion that the healthcare industry might be safe from cybersecurity attacks evaporated last May with the WannaCry ransomware attack. Victims of that cyberattack included Canada’s Lakeridge Health, individual hospitals in Slovakia and Indonesia, and Britain’s National Health Service. Like many of the other organizations that were hit badly in the attack, these groups in … Continued

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Internet of things

What next for the Internet of Things?

The past five years or so have seen an explosion in the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). Gone are the days when only desktops, laptops and mobile devices were the only things that connected to the Internet. Now all sorts of smart devices have the ability to connect to wireless networks, from wearable devices to … Continued

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cybercrime in business

Tips on protecting your business from cybercrime

Cybercrime is on the increase, and businesses are increasingly struggling to keep up with ever-more sophisticated forms of cyber attack. In this blog, we offer four best practices that, while they may not guarantee that you will never fall victim to a cyber threat, will at least ensure you are taking positive steps to protect … Continued

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cybersecurity and business it security

How seriously are businesses taking cybersecurity?

It’s just over a year since the WannaCry ransomware attack targeted private business and public organizations around the world, with high-profile victims including FedEx, German rail company Deutsche Bahn, and the UK’s National Health Service. The seriousness and sheer volume of cybersecurity threats in the past year has shown no sign of abating; according to statistics … Continued

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Cybersecurity for Healthcare companies

Cybersecurity Is More Important Than Ever For Healthcare Companies

For many years, credit card companies and large brands were the main targets of hackers. However, this is changing. Though they are still being targeted, there has been a rise in the number of cyber attacks that are concentrating on health organizations. The number of cybersecurity breaches within health organizations has only started to rise … Continued

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Web tracking could represent cybersecurity threat

A team of cybersecurity researchers from Princeton University have warned that web tracking firms could be in a position to abuse password mechanisms to compromise individuals’ usernames and email addresses, heightening the risk of cybersecurity breaches. Many popular browsers, including Firefox, Chrome and Safari, feature login managers which individuals can use to save and autofill … Continued

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Report exposes reasons behind cybersecurity vulnerabilities

A new report on cybersecurity reveals that simple human error remains one of the principal vulnerabilities that leave organizations open to cyberattacks. The research, carried out by leading cybersecurity and antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab, found that carelessness by employees was at the root of 46 percent of data breaches in the past year. The researchers … Continued

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Federal clampdown on credit data cybersecurity breaches

Two senators have announced plans for new cybersecurity laws that will give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the power to penalize organizations handling consumer credit data that fail to properly safeguard against cybercriminals. The legislation, entitled the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act, was proposed by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mark Warner, and would create … Continued

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