Phished or pharmed

Are you phished or pharmed? It is dangerous anyway…

Phished people were exposed to an attack for an average of 17.5 hours before antivirus software discovered it. With pharming, it takes much longer. Phishing and pharming schemes are still one of the grimmest threats to companies and individuals. Even internet giants like Google and Facebook got conned out of hundreds of millions USD via […]

Island Hopping

Island hopping to your precious data and info resources

The industries most affected by the island hopping attacks are finance, healthcare, manufacturing and retail. The term ‘island hopping’ is not originally technological term – it comes from the military strategy. More precisely, the term comes from the World War II, from the strategy the US military used to get to mainland Japan via islands, […]

Cloud, Edge and IoT trichotomy: cybersecurity concerns

The cybersecurity issues of the Cloud, Edge and IoT trichotomy are inevitably related to all of these complementary technologies. Cloud Computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services without direct active management by the user. These services range from applications to storage and processing power obtained from the remote data centres and available large number […]

Do you think that incoming emails are the most dangerous? You might be wrong…

Email is one of the primary ways we communicate and is an almost universal technology, making it perfect for attackers to reach their victims. Outgoing emails can be even more hazardous than incoming ones. Running and securing business in the cyber environment in these pandemic and economic crisis times can be hard. The rapid progression […]

Antivirus vs Anti-malware

Antivirus vs Anti-malware simplified but it is also the matter of doctrine…

An endless maze of cybersecurity is, however, not a simple choice between technology tools. Hence, after discussing the above dilemma of interest to common folks, we continue with teasing cybersecurity professionals and policymakers with fitting it in the cybersecurity doctrines. WatchGuard’s Threat Lab has recently published a reporton the latest malware and Internet attacks showing […]

The greatest cybersecurity threat still stubbornly persists – and is possibly growing!

For one filed cybersecurity professional position on the market in 2020, there will be at least three vacant positions. Often overworked, underappreciated and frequently blamed for a single failure and unacknowledged for successes, cybersecurity professionals tend to become ‘alien gem’. Our reality: almost anybody can become a cybercriminal In mid-May 2020, multiple supercomputers in European […]

Botnets as cybercriminals’ viable option in the emerging economic crisis

Most botnets are currently deployed for the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks but can also be used for delivering spyware, email spam, phishing, ‘click fraud’, stilling confidential information or the bitcoin mining. Looming economic crisis The world has changed dramatically in the three months since our last update of the World Economic Outlook in January, warns […]

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Data breach? Not doing business with you, sorry…

Almost one in four Americans stop doing business with companies who have been hacked, and more than two in three people trust a company less after a data breach, reported ZD Net. The data breach trend Today’s economy thrives on disruption. Unless you maintain quality services and keep up with technology, you are likely to […]

Computing on the Edge: How secure it is?

The Business Insider recently announced that there are about 10 billion connected IoT devices in 2018 and predicted that there will be 64 billion of these devices in use by 2026. The vast majority of these devices are or will be connected to the edge computing networks. But how secure it is?   Computing on […]

Third-party risk

Cybersecurity quandary: Is the third party betraying us?

The survey concludes that although nearly 80% of respondents believe software supply chain attacks have the potential to become one of the biggest cyber threats over the next three years. Few organizations are, however, prepared to mitigate the risks. Is, then, a third party betraying us or we are just inattentive? This issue must, anyway, […]