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The Pitfalls of Depending on Security Through Obscurity

Security through obscurity refers to the practice of securing systems by making the system or its underlying implementation hidden. It has long been debated as a strategy for protecting sensitive information and systems from malicious actors. In cybersecurity, Security through obscurity is a concept that revolves around the idea of concealing critical details about security …

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The Latest Cybersecurity Threat Report Shows Ransomware and BEC Attacks Rising

The 2023 cyber threat landscape shows an acceleration of known threats like ransomware, while business email compromise (BEC) continues to impact organizations financially according to the latest annual threat report from Secureworks. Ransomware remains the top threat facing most organizations. The average time between an initial breach and ransomware deployment, known as “dwell time,” has …

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Password Security Measures ii

It is a known fact that we rely heavily on passwords to secure our online accounts in today’s digital world. However, the use of weak passwords or password reuse across multiple accounts makes us vulnerable to cyberattacks. That is why it is essential to regularly perform password exposure tests (PET) to identify weak or compromised …

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Password Security Measures

Passwords have been around since the dawn of the computer age and they remain the primary means of protecting online accounts and personal information. As the number of online transactions and data breaches continue to increase, it is more important than ever to choose and use strong passwords. A strong password is a combination of …

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The People, Process, and Technology of Cybersecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic generated an increase in cyber threats. According to a security magazine, Ransomware attacks rose by 92.7% in 2021 whilst comparison to 2020. With an increase in the use of digital technology comes an increase in cyber threats and with each passing day, such threats are evolving, and the need for constant attention …

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What is Vulnerability Management?

According to NIST, vulnerability management is a security practice that is designed to proactively prevent the exploitation of IT vulnerabilities that exist within an organization. The expected result is to reduce the time and money spent dealing with vulnerabilities and the exploitation of those vulnerabilities. Vulnerability management is generally defined as the process of identifying, …

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SonicWall releases urgent notice about imminent ransomware attacks targeting its 8.x firmware

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SonicWall a Network device maker has issued an urgent security notice to its customers, warning of imminent ransomware attacks targeting the Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series and Secure Remote Access (SRA) products running unpatched and end-of-life (EOL) 8.x firmware. “The exploitation targets a known vulnerability that has been patched in newer versions of the …

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Kaseya ransomware attack: up to 1,500 affected companies company confirms

Kaseya an enterprise tech firm has confirmed that up to 1,500 businesses were impacted as a result of an attack on its remote device management software. The software was used to spread ransomware to Kaseya customers. The vulnerability found in the supply chain VSA software was the leverage the attackers used against the multiple managed …

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Facebook Data of 533 Million Users Leaked Online for Free

Sensitive personal information of over half a billion Facebook users was leaked on a hacking forum earlier on Saturday. This information was first discovered by chief technology officer of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, Alon Gal who posted on Twitter about the leak. According to Gal, the leak is related to a security breach first …

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Harris Federation suffers a ransomware attack, affects 40,000 students’ email

Harris Federation an educational charity has become the fourth multi-academy trust to have suffered a ransomware attack since February this year. The ransomware attack has forced the educational charity to shut down its IT systems, and temporarily disable its email system and switchboard services. The temporary move has left students unable to access their email …

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