cybersecurity Archives - Adaptus

A culture of blame and fear when it comes to security means end users won’t tell you if they are using an unsanctioned app, have clicked on a malicious link or have seen unusual activity until it’s too late. Security teams should empower users with a culture of personal responsibility so that they treat data security in the same way they approach other company policies like health and safety.

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In 2011 things shifted into high gear. Enter the Stuxnet Worm. This was to become the world’s first weaponized attack. Stuxnet targeted Iran’s nuclear program, causing physical damage to their enrichment centrifuges. This was not the act of a lone hacker, prankster or script kiddie. This was the work of a Nation State.

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As a company that suffered a data beach, UK newspaper Racing Post underwent its own rethink around security strategy, while also navigating three acquisitions that could potentially have been problematic if approached in the wrong way.

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If you don’t collect it, no one can steal it. I’m guessing some of the people in this 200 million-record breach would agree. Sometimes the best way to secure customer data is not to collect it in the first place. While it can be tempting to “collect it all” just in case, most enterprises need […]

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Cybersecurity issues are becoming a day-to-day struggle for businesses. Trends show a huge increase in hacked and breached data from sources that are increasingly common in the workplace, like mobile and IoT devices. Additionally, recent research suggests that most companies have unprotected data and poor cybersecurity practices in place, making them vulnerable to data loss. We’ve compiled […]

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Today, more than 70% of all the attacks Kaspersky Lab catches are targeting Microsoft Office, and only 14% take advantage of browser vulnerabilities. Two years ago, it was the opposite: Web-based vulnerabilities accounted for 45% of the attacks, while Microsoft Office had a 16% share.

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data

For real change to take place, businesses and consumers alike need to understand the value of data.

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2019 trends

The New Year has arrived and there’s no better way to start than by going through the past and learning from the experiences small and medium-sized businesses have had. Reports suggest that nearly 70 percent of SMBs have faced cyberattacks like phishing and web-based attacks.

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Welcome to Part 3, of "3 Compelling Reasons to Invest in Cyber Security".  In Part 1, I discussed assessing and prioritizing your organization's risks as well as commencing a risk assessment.  Part 2 involved the importance of assessing your organization's supply chain and including such details within the overall risk assessment.

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The push to move everything into the cloud over the past several years has generated a large number of misconfigured and exposed deployments of various software stacks. This has attracted sophisticated attacks that destroy data or abuse server resources for cryptocurrency mining.

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