How can you avoid downloading malicious code?

How can you avoid downloading malicious code?

Most cyber threats, whether designed to steal data or extract money from a user, have malicious code at their core. Once this malicious code finds its way onto a device, it can be devastating: particularly if it first infects one machine before spreading through an organisation’s network.   Worse, the more sophisticated the malicious code, the harder it is to remove. … Read More

How to prevent ransomware and minimise risks of an attack

How to prevent ransomware

Ransomware attacks have increased dramatically over recent years, so much so that the 2022 cost of attacks is estimated to top US$20 billion globally.   Ransomware can cause widespread damage, but at the same time, they can be entirely preventable. The willingness to invest in even the most basic cybersecurity measures will not only protect valuable assets but could save organisations … Read More

Understand cloud computing vulnerabilities endangering your data 

understand cloud computing vulnerabilities

Cloud computing vulnerabilities basics When discussing cloud computing vulnerabilities, it’s important to define indicators based on clear and concise definitions of risk factors concerning cloud computing. Cloud computing security has never been as crucial as it is now. Not only are the risks and threats vast, but in many cases, the security itself is cited as the main stumbling block … Read More

What is DNS Hijacking and How to Detect It

What is DNS Hijacking

What is DNS hijacking? DNS hijacking, also referred to as DNS redirection, is a type of cyber attack that sees hackers intercept a user’s DNS queries and redirects them to malicious websites. The role of a DNS (Domain Name System) server is to translate the URL, or domain name, that the user enters into their browser, into an IP address so they … Read More

Definition of impersonation – online safety

definition of impersonation online

Definition of impersonation Online impersonation is when a malicious actor steals someone’s online identity in order to cause damage – financial or reputational, or by intimidating, harassing, or threatening their victim. They can come in the guise of a disgruntled partner, former colleague, an enemy you’ve made along the way or by someone you don’t even know who wishes to … Read More

What are the cloud security challenges in 2022?

Cloud computing cloud security challenges

Taking a closer look at the main cloud security challenges, issues and threats found in 2022 As organisations right around the world switch their operations over to cloud computing, the security implications that come with it intensify. IT teams are now locked in a race to come up with the latest and best cloud security solutions to ensure that their organisations … Read More

What is the real cost of a data breach? 

What is the real cost of data breach? 

Cyberattacks are on the rise. Hackers are well-funded, better organised, and more sophisticated in their methods. Not only are they causing millions of dollars’ worth of damage to businesses around the world but are reaping the rewards of a rather lucrative hacking enterprise.   Security teams are doing everything they can to prevent their companies from falling under attack, but malicious … Read More

Phishing emails and what helps protect from spear phishing

What helps protect from spear phishing emails scam

What is spear phishing? Spear phishing is defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.  As the name would suggest, spear phishing is a type of phishing attack targeted at a small group or individual. Whereas phishing attacks are broad and apply to many people, … Read More

How to define sensitive data and the means of protecting it 

Define sensitive data and how to protect it

What is sensitive data, how do you define it and how to protect it A report revealed that in 2021, sensitive data was the most common target in data breaches. For example, 65% of all sensitive data incidents involve social security numbers (SSN), and 41% of incidents to personal health information because they are valuable targets.   Moreover, most data breaches occur … Read More