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Cloud Data Security Best Practices

Protecting data in the cloud is vital in today's digital landscape. With the open exposure and complexity of cloud services, it's crucial to stay updated on best practices to ensure data security. Training employees is the first step in safeguarding your data. Educating your team on security protocols and potential threats can prevent costly breaches. […]

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SEC Cyber Disclosure Rules

Cyber Liability Insurance companies are shifting their focus to comply with the SEC's Cyber disclosure rules. The new mandate to report material incidents within four days of discovery will have a significant impact on how organizations handle cyber breaches. There are also ongoing discussions of legislation to expand the industries required to comply with the […]

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Ransomware and Cyber Liability Insurance

Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and ransomware remains a top concern for all businesses. With the rise of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) models, the dark web marketplace has become the one stop shop for anyone interested in cybercrime, increasing the likelihood of attacks. As we navigate this ever-changing landscape, it's crucial to stay ahead of the wave […]

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Why Do Hackers Hack

Ever wondered why hackers hack? According to Verizon’s 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report, 97% of threat actors are financially motivated. It's all about the money. Approximately 3% (often spearheaded by nation states such as Russia), pursue corporate espionage and intellectual property theft. With the increasing number of internet-enabled devices, hackers try to gain control over […]

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Credential Harvesting

Credential harvesting, also known as password harvesting or username harvesting, is a dangerous cyberattack technique that we all need to be aware of. Cybercriminals steal personal or financial data to gain unauthorized access to accounts or networks. Common techniques used in credential harvesting attacks include phishing emails, fake websites, malware, and social engineering. It's crucial […]

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The Human Firewall

Does your business have a strong Human Firewall? Making your employees security-aware is essential in today's digital world. Understanding risks and knowing how to resist cyber threats is crucial to protect your organization. Employees must stay vigilant and always be on the lookout for any unusual activities that may indicate potential security threats. It's better […]

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Creating a Strong Human Firewall

Cybersecurity is more than just technology – it's about employee awareness and vigilance. You're only as strong as your weakest link. Having regular cyber risk training and continuous phishing campaigns can help create a human firewall within your organization. It's crucial to ensure that every member of your team, especially those with access to critical […]

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Cybercrime Syndicates

Organized crime has evolved in the digital age. Hackers are no longer just lone wolves looking for a thrill. The growth of the digital economy has transformed the criminal landscape, leading to the emergence of global cybercrime syndicates. These cybercriminals are not just tech-savvy individuals; they are aligning themselves with criminal bosses who possess the […]

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Phishing Risks for Small & Medium Business

What is Phishing? Phishing is the attempt to hack or breach information using a connected device. It is the most prevalent type of social engineering attack. Phishing risks to businesses - small and medium businesses in particular - remain very high and are increasing. Are Phishing Attacks Effective? Recently, A Quebec-based security company sent 1 […]

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Social Engineering

“Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people.”- Bruce Schneier, Author and Cryptographer Picture this: A Zephyr Networks Client received a text message from his manager. The manager hadn't sent it. It was a social engineering hacking attempt referred to as "Executive Phishing" or "CEO Fraud". The hacker used publicly available company organizational information to get the […]

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