Consumers aware of travel cyber risks, still not putting their digital wellness first

68% of Americans plan to travel for leisure this summer, with 12% doing so internationally, a McAfee survey reveals. While 68% of U.S. consumers report that they are connected to more devices and digital activity since the start of the pandemic, roughl… Continue reading Consumers aware of travel cyber risks, still not putting their digital wellness first

Rail Firm Staff Fail ‘Bonus’ Phishing Test, Chaos Ensues

“Click here to claim your bonus pay,” said email from a British train company. But it was a phishing test—and now the staff are hopping mad.
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Security awareness training doesn’t solve human risk

Traditional employee risk mitigation efforts such as security awareness training and phishing simulations have a limited impact on improving employees’ real-world cybersecurity practices, according to Elevate Security and Cyentia Institute. The report … Continue reading Security awareness training doesn’t solve human risk

Your Security Awareness Training Isn’t Working

Humans are the biggest risk to an organization’s cybersecurity posture, and it might be a bigger risk than many realize. According to research from Elevate Security, human behavior had a direct role in 88% of total losses in the largest cybersecurity … Continue reading Your Security Awareness Training Isn’t Working

Of Pipelines And Cybersecurity

One of the scariest phrases I have ever encountered is “gasoline pipeline” –thousands of miles of three foot diameter pipes buried in the ground for decades carrying billions of gallons of one of the most dangerous substances we encounter every day. R… Continue reading Of Pipelines And Cybersecurity

Bitcoin Security Rectifier app aims to make Bitcoin more secure

A computer science engineer at Michigan State University has a word of advice for the millions of bitcoin owners who use smartphone apps to manage their cryptocurrency: don’t. Or at least, be careful. Researchers are developing a mobile app to ac… Continue reading Bitcoin Security Rectifier app aims to make Bitcoin more secure

The Security Industry is Protecting the Wrong Thing

When the security industry talks about a data breach, often the first question asked involves the state of the victim’s network security – not the breach of data. Why is this? It’s because organizations have their security priorities… Continue reading The Security Industry is Protecting the Wrong Thing

Despite MDM, Financial Services Plagued by Phishing, Malware

Mobile device management (MDM) deployments haven’t exactly put the kibosh on threats to financial services. In fact, even while MDM adoption rose 50%, quarterly exposure to phishing between 2019 and 2020 jumped by 125%, according to the Lookout Financ… Continue reading Despite MDM, Financial Services Plagued by Phishing, Malware

Consumer views and behaviors on creating and using passwords

17% of consumers would rather watch paint dry than create a unique password for every service they use, an Onfido survey reveals. The study polled more than 4,000 consumers in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany on their password … Continue reading Consumer views and behaviors on creating and using passwords

Cybersecurity Is Not A One-Stop-Shop

Cybersecurity is not a One-Stop-Shop

Boris Johnson announced the Government’s roadmap to lift Coronavirus restrictions for both businesses and the general public earlier in February, and since then, this has provided a glimmer of hope for man… Continue reading Cybersecurity Is Not A One-Stop-Shop