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Data Masking & Other Methods to Use to Reduce Insider Security Threats

Business owners spend some much time trying to guard against outside threats to their data that they forget all about insider security threats & data breaches. Unfortunately, insider data breaches are a lot more common than you may think. Over 58 percent of the data breaches in the healthcare industry are perpetrated by insiders. Regardless of what industry you operate in, putting the right safeguards in place to prevent this type of theft from happening is a must. Read below to find out more about what you can do to minimize insider data security threats. Recommended for you: Data Encryption: … Continue Reading…

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How to Become a Cyber-Safe Employee? Check These 7 Tips!

Everyone in the security space is aware that a solid cybersecurity policy can go a long way in protecting the business against various threats. However, the problem is that not every member of the organization is a security expert. As a matter of fact, most employees don’t know the first thing about viruses and firewalls due to which it is essential for them to become cyber-safe. The question most employees ask is how they can go about this process. Listed below are some great tips for you if you wish to become a cyber-safe employee: 1. Be wary of phishing … Continue Reading…

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How to Protect Your Smartphone from Hackers Efficiently?

With the age of the cellphone, more and more individuals have become extremely dependent on these devices to accomplish a variety of tasks. Whether you are using it to keep track of company receipts or pay bills, there is a good chance that your phone is loaded with all kinds of personal identifying information. Some individuals even use their phones to store their customer’s personal and billing information. Now, just imagine if someone gained access to all that information. Unfortunately, in today’s time, this is a genuine possibility, as hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated. So, how can you … Continue Reading…

Top Security Tips for Your WordPress Site from the DDoS Attack

Top Security Tips for Your WordPress Site from the DDoS Attack

WordPress has remained a wonderful platform since its’ establishment in 2003. But, with advancement in technologies, the security of the WordPress is becoming a matter of concern for every WordPress enthusiast as well as the WordPress site owners. The core WordPress installation is not only easy to use but also likely to be secure. But the more you add up the themes, plugins and custom codes to the WordPress website, the website becomes more concentrated towards hacking. Along with the increase in the number of its’ users, it is more likely to be hacked. But, when talking about the DDoS … Continue Reading…

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8 Steps on How to Protect Your Site from Cyber Attacks

It can be frustrating to open your website in the browser just to find that it has been taken down by the hackers. Once a site is hacked, it can quickly affect its position on the search engine. After all the hard work and time you spent on your website, you don’t want hackers to come to your website and mess with it. To protect your site from cyber attacks, you should start taking the necessary steps to enhance its security. The following are 8 steps you can take to protect your site from cyber attacks. 1. Get Updated with … Continue Reading…

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7 Ways Your Website is Probably Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks

The procedure for creating a business website is fairly cut and dry. You buy a domain, design the site, optimize it for SEO, and publish content that supports your business goals. You might not be aware of it, but in the process, you’ve opened the door to a world of Internet vulnerabilities. Cyber-attacks are real and common now, and you should understand your greatest areas of weakness to minimize the risk. You may not even realize you’ve suffered an online assault right away. An attack can come in the form of a site upload, a spammy email, a link on … Continue Reading…

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The Cyber Security Risks on Social Media – Learn from Case Studies

Social media is a great way to share information. Social media is based on the fact that we trust messages on social media platforms more than we do elsewhere, especially if they are messages that are forwarded to us by a friend. It’s something that makes for a great way to form genuine relationships online, but it also opens us up to cyber attacks. How the risks open up? The way that people do this is by a method called spear phishing. At its core, it’s very similar to the old email malware viruses that people are now very wary about. … Continue Reading…

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A Brief Account of FinTech Company Websites and Cyber Threats

Global investment in FinTech has skyrocketed to $13.8 billion in 2016. About $4.5 billion comes from the Asia-Pacific regions. It comes from about 140 deals with high-end finance service companies. It is quite staggering. This sudden explosion in the banking technology market is raising some security concerns among the enterprises and the clients. What happened at JP Morgan? A recent history of a cyber-attack on JP Morgan compromised personal and sensitive data of more than 83 million customers. This attack is one of the most dangerous ones in the history of online marketing and finance. About 76 million households and … Continue Reading…

The 5 Biggest Hacks of 2016 (Including Yahoo, LinkedIn, iPhone & Tumblr)

Within the last year, it has become the norm for hackers to break into websites, steal precious data and then bargain that data for ransom. Of course, there is a certain community of genuine hackers who will often help law enforcement agencies decode some of the clandestine communications by terrorists or other criminal groups. This “WikiLeaks” style of hacking is often received with varying perspectives, depending on which side you identify with. The rest of the hacking activities worldwide could be viewed as a rogue activity; the consequences of such hacking could be far-reaching. Last year was a time of … Continue Reading…

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Tips to Increase Your Mobile Security Without Slowing It Down

Mobile security is a topic that never goes out of the news. Every now and then we hear news about mobile security and its vulnerabilities. People use mobile devices and have become so much dependent on them that it is hard for them to imagine their lives without not having one. They need to keep their mobile devices safe and secure because they’ve stored private data in the form of pictures, videos, text messages, etc. on their mobile devices. Imagine losing your phone or an online hacker sneaking into your phone, getting hands on your private information. The fact that … Continue Reading…