Tag: data protection

  • Beware of Chrome Extensions: A Hidden Threat to Your Passwords

    Malicious Chrome extensions can steal plaintext passwords directly from websites. Find out how they operate, why they're a threat, and steps to protect yourself from such hidden dangers.

  • Understanding Social Engineering: A Deep Dive into the Art of Manipulation

    In the vast world of cybersecurity, there's one threat that's as old as human interaction itself - social engineering. This form of manipulation has been harnessed by some of the most notorious individuals in history, from Kevin Mitnick, the man who popularized the term, to Frank Abagnale, the inspiring figure behind the movie "Catch Me If You Can." By understanding the tactics of famous social engineers, we can better equip ourselves to identify and thwart such attempts at manipulation.

  • Remote Work Takes a Toll on Cybersecurity: New Research Shows Two-Thirds of Organizations Have Suffered Breaches

    The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organizations to adopt remote work, and while this brought increased flexibility and reduced overhead costs, it also brought new challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. According to a recent study by security firm Egress, two-thirds of organizations have suffered from security breaches caused by remote work. These breaches were mainly caused by phishing attacks and employee error, and cybercriminals are exploiting the new vulnerabilities presented by remote work, like unsecured networks or personal devices that lack proper security measures. In this blog post, we explore the challenges of cybersecurity in the era of remote work and discuss ways to mitigate these risks, including providing comprehensive security training to employees and investing in advanced security technologies like VPNs and 2FA. If you're interested in learning more about the cybersecurity risks of remote work and how to protect your organization, keep reading.

  • Unmasking Cybercriminals: The Importance of Caller Identification in Your Help Desk

    Caller identification is an often-overlooked component of cybersecurity, yet it is critical to protecting sensitive information from cyber attacks. Unfortunately, many help desks are not equipped to accurately identify callers, leaving organizations vulnerable to social engineering attacks and other forms of cybercrime. In this blog post, we explore the importance of caller identification in cybersecurity and discuss how organizations can improve their caller identification practices. From advanced technologies like voice biometrics and facial recognition to comprehensive staff training, there are many ways that organizations can better protect their sensitive information and comply with data protection regulations. If you want to learn more about the importance of caller identification in cybersecurity, keep reading.

  • The Dark Side of Voice-Mimicking AI: How Criminals Are Exploiting this Technology

    Voice-mimicking AI technology has been a game-changer in many ways, enabling more realistic voice assistants, improving audio recordings, and aiding communication for people with disabilities. However, this technology has also been exploited by criminals, who are using it to carry out scams, frauds, and other criminal activities. This blog post explores the dark side of voice-mimicking AI, discussing how criminals are using this technology to impersonate others and trick people into providing sensitive information. We also explore potential solutions to prevent the misuse of this technology, such as detecting synthetic speech and educating the public about the risks of vishing attacks. If you're interested in learning more about the risks and potential solutions related to voice-mimicking AI technology, read on.

  • The Nomad’s Shield: Why a VPN is a Must-Have for Remote Workers

    As remote work continues to grow, digital nomads should consider using a VPN to protect their data and privacy when working in public places. Here are five reasons why and five actions to take.