Ghosts, scary clowns and sugar overdose… Halloween is just around the corner and it happens at the same time as “Cyber Security Awareness” month ends. Though the constant emerging cyber threats might have you frightened, our security experts believe the best way to scare cyber scammers away is to be prepared. Below are tips to protect yourself from the most chilling online tricks out there:
The appeal of interactive toys is increasing but there are real security risks to anything that is connected to the internet.
Though owning a smart toy entails potential threats, they also come with a lot of benefits for your kids. Before buying any connected toy, BrandProtect guides you through the steps to take in order to make the toys safer once they’re of the box.
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.
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.
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.