Is your company’s board of directors and executives taking Cybersecurity as seriously as it should? According to the head of the UK’s National Crime Security Center (NCSC), they’re not. And the results will most certainly be disastrous for your company.
The FBI runs its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) to help fight cyber crime, and also to compile statistics on cyber crime. Each year, the IC3 publishes a report on the prior year’s cyber crimes, and the 2020 Internet Crime Report was just released.
Do you consider your organization’s accounting data confidential? All companies do, of course. And so you know that if your accounting data were to fall into the wrong hands, it could cause immeasurable damage. If you are like millions of companies and organizations around the world, you use Quickbooks Desktop software by Intuit to manage your accounting.
We recently reported on the Solarwinds Supply Chain hack that resulted in over 18,000 large corporations, organizations and government agencies all being infected with malware. Since the attack was publicized, thousands of articles have been written about the hack, as well as the incredible, far-reaching fallout from the attack.
Usually, announcements of new software are for legitimate software, like the new version of Microsoft Office. It would be crazy and brazen for cybercriminals to announce the publication of their hacking software, such as a new version of their Office 365 Phishing Kit, but that’s exactly what they’ve done.
As we predicted over 12 months ago, and as we’ve discussed several times in 2020, attacks that exploit the move to Work From Home/Remote Users are on the rise. The CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) recently issued a report about new and trending attacks that exploit the remote user environment.
On December 13, 2020, Reuters and other news organizations reported that the U.S. Treasury Department had been hacked. Related news reports revealed that as many as 18,000 other government organizations and large private companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Intel and FireEye were similarly breached.
There are a variety of reasons that companies continue to run outdated software and equipment, not the least of which is that upgrading IT equipment and the software that runs on it takes time, interrupts the work being done, requires that staff learn how to run the new systems, and costs money that the businesses choose not to spend.
Data security company Sophos published a report called "The State Of Ransomware 2020" with the results of a 5,000-company survey of IT managers. If you only get through the Executive Summary, the information is stunning. It begins with the statistic that 51% of all companies have suffered a Ransomware attack.
We’ve written many times about the dangers of Phishing and the need for every business to protect itself from Phishing attacks. But if you’ve never been a Phishing victim, it may seem like Phishing is some remote danger that is not worthy of your immediate attention and worry.