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Malicious Actors Use Sophisticated Phishing Method To Trick Employees

The majority of us have been through phishing training for our jobs, where the simplified best-practices for all employees are laid out. These usually include reporting to IT when you receive emails from suspicious accounts, those that...

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Protecting Sensitive Data: 4 Things To Keep In Mind

Given the recent security breaches and reported hacking attempts, it is increasingly important for companies to have a handle on their most sensitive data. Sensitive data can include employees’ personal information, customer information,...

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Secure Remote Work: New Threats Require a Shift in Policy and Training

Working from home introduces significant cyber risk to any organization. However, recent events reveal that it’s not a case of “if” but “when” bad actors will exploit the rampant vulnerabilities on home networks.

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Get Ahead of the Quantum Computing Security Threat

Quantum computing has the ability to change the world, both for better and worse, and while it may be far off in the future, security teams need to start preparing for the new reality it will usher in.

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Windows 7 End of Life: What Organizations Are Using the Now Outdated OS?

This week, Microsoft ended support for the Windows 7 operating system. Among other implications, Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for the nine-year-old OS. Any organization relying on the OS moving forward could be...

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Australian Companies Now Have 6 Months For APRA Compliance

Early in 2019, unknown threat actors attempted to hack the Australian federal Parliament’s computer network and the servers used by every politician, staffer, and security officer in Parliament House. Authorities believe there is a strong...

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Why Bayer Chose BitSight

Companies must build a “trust and verify” strategy when it comes to managing third party risk. Requesting documentation about a supplier’s security performance is good – but how can you verify it? How can you continuously review...

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Cloud outsourcing poses new challenges for regulators and Financial Services

Cyber risk and regulatory compliance are two sides of the same coin in the Financial Services sector. Together, they spur Financial Services companies to take action to protect customers, their business and the global financial ecosystem...

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3 Ways to Avoid the Top Causes of Data Breaches

As the number and costs of cyber-attacks and data breaches continue to rise, more money is being thrown at the problem. IDC projects that by 2022, organizations will spend $133.8 billion to protect their IT infrastructures against...

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