cyber security awareness month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is “designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident,” according to the Department of Homeland Security

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salesforce predicts black friday

Mobile will account for 60 percent of total traffic to retail sites across the globe this shopping season Consumers want more intelligent, personalized services -- 58 percent value personalized, in-store service and 60 percent value relevant product recommendations online Two in five millennials use voice-enabled digital assistants to research merchandise before buying online @Salesforce #BlackFriday2017

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top priorities for NIST director nominee

“My personal priority is to find better ways [of] engaging with industry and finding partnerships,” says NIST director nominee, Walter Copan. @usnistgov

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It’s time for all of us to play defense, because Equifax clearly did not. In the wake of the epic breach of as many as 143 million of our Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files, the company put up a website that attempted to make sense of things for consumers. #Equifaxbreach #cybersecurity

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Many IT professionals are unaware of major security threats to their networks via Salesforce as they assume standard network/desktop virus scanning software (such as McAfee, Norton, Total AV, among others) will work within the Salesforce environment. Or, they assume Salesforce includes a built-in virus scanning mechanism. Unfortunately, these are serious misconceptions that lead to catastrophic consequences. Why? @salesforce,#antivirus,#virusscanning

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Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach. The breach was discovered July 29. Personal data including birth dates, credit card numbers and more were obtained in the breach. Three Equifax executives sold shares in the company days after the breach was discovered. #equifaxbreach #cybersecurity

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Herjavec Group

Cybercriminal activity tends to increase significantly following a natural disaster of this magnitude.For example, fraudulent emails that mimic reputable charitable organizations requesting donations, often contain malicious links or attachments that direct users to malware-infected websites. @HerjavecGroup #HurricaneHarvey #Phising #ScamAlert

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Exploiting Hurricane Harvey

Scammers have been using Hurricane Harvey-themed messages to trick people into opening phishing emails and links on social media sites, which can steal login information, infect machines with malware, or con victims out of money.

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cyber spying campaign

The campaign appeared to be the work of several groups, but tactics and techniques used suggest that the groups were operating with “similar goals or under the same sponsor”, probably a nation state... @cyber #cybersecurity #information

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cybersecurity training for officials

A number of election security experts have sounded the alarm about the importance of training local election officials on how to avoid cybersecurity risks.

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