Like all cybercrimes, social engineering is a business for hackers and one that can have drastic impacts on the lives' of those who fall victim. So what exactly is social engineering? And how can you ensure that you are protected online? With the continuing growth of both new and existing social media platforms, it's important to implement these five steps to avoid getting hacked online.
First and foremost, what is social engineering? Social engineering is a cybercrime in whi
Distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks have become more powerful and frequent. According to one report, the number of DDoS attacks will exceed 15 million in 2023, more than double what it was in 2018. They are also becoming more sophisticated, using two or more vectors, such as TLS manipulation and DNS floods. Hackers are adding to that sophistication by integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning into the attacks to detect the most vulnerable systems an
Hackers will expend significant resources and time in order to build credentials and gain access to a company’s sensitive data. From that point, they can execute a range of threats. Man-in-the-middle, or MITM, attacks are one of the many tools that can be used by nation-states for intelligence gathering or criminals for financial gain. These types of attacks can be very effective because without the right policies and cybersecurity solutions, they can be very difficult to pro
Due to its capability for automating and communicating with devices, utilization of IIoT is becoming standard for a growing number of industrial facilities. The demand for IIoT solutions is not expected to diminish; its global market size is expected to grow from $76.7 billion in 2021 to $106.1 billion by 2026. And with the rollout of 5G networks, the industrial sector will have even more opportunities to realize how IIoT can improve their operations. THE RISKS FOR IIOT ARE I
In most recent cybersecurity news, we have seen yet another large breach. But this time, the impact outweighed all cyberattacks we have seen compared to those in the past. The aftermath of the Kaseya cyberattack over 4th of July weekend was claimed by the Russian cybercriminal group, REvil, and has left Kaseya and the United States as a country scrambling for answers on how this happened, how this could have been avoided, and how to prevent future attacks like these. While RE
The creation of a quantum computer with the right number of qubits would immediately make all digital data (or rather the data that is not already protected by quantum resistant cryptography solutions) insecure by rendering nearly all existing encryption methods obsolete. In the context of cryptographic security, organizations should operate as if a viable quantum computer is imminent and treat it with the same veracity as they would other types of cyber threats that can jeop
Kaseya, one of the largest Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), itself, became the victim of the largest ransomware attack in history which continues to claim new victims. Figures this morning indicate that between 800 and 1500 worldwide businesses have now been impacted by the latest attack of its security provider. Kaseya, which claims to work with IT departments and MSPs around the globe to transform IT. Kaseya seems to have been caught totally off-guard with this at