Community Bank Cybersecurity During COVID-19

Community Bank Cybersecurity During COVID-19

Cyber criminals are creatures of opportunity and the COVID-19 crisis worldwide has created ample means, motivation, and methods for taking advantage of the world’s workforce now primarily operating from home instead of the safer confines of enterprise networks. Related Content: Securing Remote Workers; Fact and Fiction – On-Demand Webcast Financial institutions were already a target-rich environment for […]

How to Protect Workers from Increased Phishing Attacks During COVID-19

Protect Workers from Increased Phishing Attacks During COVID-19

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the vulnerabilities introduced by organizations forced to rapidly move employees to a virtual workforce model and the resulting greater reliance on the internet. Google reports the number of active phishing websites has increased from 149,195 in January to 522,495 in March. That’s an increase of 350 percent since the beginning […]

Stop! Using Online Collaboration Tools Until You Read This

Online collaboration tool security

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many organizations to abruptly adopt a remote work policy for most or all their staff. One impact of this transition is a spike in the use of online collaboration and videoconferencing tools such as Zoom, LogMeIn GoToMeeting, Cisco WebEx, and Microsoft Teams. Cybercriminals Are Targeting Online Collaboration Platforms The sudden […]

Social Engineering Q&A: How to Strengthen Your Weakest Link

Social Engineering How to Strengthen Weakest Link

Even as organizations harden their network security, hackers are using social engineering to exploit softer targets, such as employees and management, to gain access via insider threats. With insider threat incidents on the rise, and with an uptick in remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social engineering attacks could become even more prevalent. Ben […]

COVID-19 Phishing Scams to Watch For

Covid-19 Phishing Scams

Times of emergency create opportunities for ill-begotten gain for those willing and able to take advantage of the situation. COVID-19 is proving to be such an opportunity for bad actors. While cybercriminals have promised to cease their attacks on hospitals for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, the rest of us are not safe. A […]

Remote Workforce Security: 4 Best Practices

safe remote working tips for infosec pros

By Paul Caiazzo, Senior Vice President of Security and Compliance With the latest COVID-19 advisory from the CDC regarding avoiding mass gatherings of 50 or more, many organizations are allowing their workforce to work remotely from home. While a remote workforce isn’t new for most companies, the larger number of employees working from home increases […]

Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning: 7 Steps for Critical Data Scanning

cybersecurity spring cleaning data hygiene

Have you ever lost something in your house despite spending hours looking “everywhere” for it? Or stumbled upon a cache of items you forgot you had? This probably motivated you to do some major cleaning; sorting, organizing and disposing of items to know where the important items are located and easily get to them when […]

3 Reasons Why You Need a Human-Run Penetration Test

Human-Run Penetration Test

In the current cyber threat landscape, reactive approaches to cyber defense simply aren’t sufficient. While many vulnerabilities are discovered and ethically disclosed by white hat hackers (allowing patches to be developed and installed before details of the vulnerability are publicly released), many more go undetected or undisclosed. Between this and the current state of organizational […]

Why Your Customer Service Needs Chatbot Security

Customer Service Needs Chatbot Security

In the past, chatbots mainly provided canned answers to simple questions, but the increased sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) has allowed chatbots to fulfill a useful role within enterprise customer support departments. However, as chatbots become more sophisticated and useful, they collect more valuable and sensitive data, making chatbot security an important priority. Chatbot Security […]