Top Cyber Threats of 2017

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Every year cyber criminals devise new high profile and sophisticated attacks against organizations worldwide. 2017 is no exception: from complex ransomware attacks to large data breaches, it is obvious this year’s cyber-attacks have caused major damage. Below you will find the most prominent cyber security news so far and the lessons they’ve left behind.

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Topics: Malware, data breach, hackers, security breach, cyber threats, online risk, ransomware, Cyber Attack, cybersecurity, DDoS attack, malicious apps, online threat, top cyber threats of 2017

Infographic - Monthly Internet Risk Cyber Threat Trends

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

 

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Topics: mobile app monitoring, Phishing, social media, cyber threats, mobile malware

Threat Brief: How social media can cost you thousands of dollars!

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Oversharing on social media is like leaving the front door unlocked.

When it comes to social media, there is a fine line between letting people know your holiday plans and just plain handing over personal sensitive information for unscrupulous people to use it against you. For instance, if you upload a photo announcing you will be away with your family for some time, once you return from your trip and realize your possessions have been stolen, it’s too late.

Insurance companies won’t make it any easier on you either since they will review all your online activity and argue you didn’t properly secure your possessions and mark the claim as “ineligible for compensation”. How? Sometimes, oversharing is like leaving the front door unlocked: you’ve given the opportunity for anyone to enter your home.

Understand what you need to do to protect your home from these criminals.  This month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief provides the useful information to avoid being a target.BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposure by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.


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Topics: cybercrime, social media, cyber threats, ThreatBrief

The Light in the Dark: Myths and Truths about the Dark Web

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

There are many misconceptions about the dark web and what goes on in the “digital underground”. Though the dark web is usually associated with criminal activities including drug dealing, human trafficking, selling counterfeit consumer goods and many other malicious acts, not everything in the dark web is completely “dark”.

Many questions are frequently asked about the dark web and to further understand it here are some of the greatest myths and truths to help answer them.

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Topics: online risk, cybersecurity, dark web, cyber intelligence

Threat Brief: Ransomware Prevention Best Practices

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Ransomware is now the #1 security concern for organizations

Ransomware is a cyber epidemic that continues to evolve, targeting home users, businesses, and government networks globally. This type of cyberattack blocks access to your computer or network, and holds the information “hostage” until ransom is paid by virtual currency (typically Bitcoins). Ransomware infection methods are no different than “typical” malware - opening email attachments (even from known-senders), or visiting a webpage that surreptitiously installs the code.

The latest cyberattack in history, named “WannaCry”, recently affected more than 400,000 systems in 150 countries including United States, Canada and China (with the largest concentration of computers infected due to unlicensed or outdated versions of Windows), and approximately 4,000 other ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 2016.

Understand what you need to do to monitor and protect your computer and information from these cyberattacks. This month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief provides the best practices to avoid the ransomware epidemic.

BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposure by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.


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Topics: mobile app monitoring, Phishing, cybercrime, social media, cyber threats, mobile malware, ThreatBrief, ransomware

Data Breach: How to Safeguard Your Data

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Thu, May 25, 2017

In today’s cyber-focused environment, data breaches have become a common situation affecting many companies, whether a result of a targeted attack or an inside job. This form of cybercrime has exposed the data of billions of individuals and resulted in significant losses to the global economy.

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Topics: data breach, cybercrime, data loss prevention, cybersecurity

WannaCry Ransomware: 5 Steps to Protect Your Company Against It

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Mon, May 15, 2017

On Friday, May 12 2017 a large scale cyber-attack known as “WannaCry” was launched targeting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries affecting Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), FedEx, LATAM Airlines and other important companies around the world.

This is certainly not the last time we’ll hear about this cyber-attack, here’s what you need to know…
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Topics: hackers, online risk, ransomware, Cyber Attack

Threat Brief: Cyber Threats and How They Can Damage Your Reputation

Posted by Shanna Gordon

Mon, May 01, 2017

"Damage to Reputation and Brand is the #1 risk
(both current and projected) for 2017."

Job scams, phishing, and identity theft—while most people would recognize some or all of those as “cyber threats”, one thing that few people realize is that none of those can have as big an impact as a threat to your reputation.

Both people and brands alike can spend years building up the public trust, building up their reputation, to the point where they are beloved by all—but being so high in the minds of the public only means that it takes a single misstep to come tumbling down.

Understand what you need to do to monitor and protect your brand and reputation online. This month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief provides the knowledge to avoid reputation risk, and helps you with key tips to keep you protected.

BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposure by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.


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Topics: Phishing, cybercrime, social media, cyber threats, mobile malware, Spear Phishing, Social Engineering, ThreatBrief

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