What does a dishonest FBI employee have to do with your company’s cybersecurity? More than you think. Kendra Kingsbury, a 48 year-old FBI intelligence analyst was indicted on May 18, 2021 for “having unauthorized possession of documents relating to the national defense.
The likelihood of your business suffering a cybersecurity attack increases daily. Cyber criminals are getting smarter, innovating faster, and attacking more viciously. A cyberattack could result in your data being held ransom, stolen, resold over and over, or even posted publicly.
New cryptocurrency coins are created by solving complex mathematical problems, a process called “mining.” Those who mine cryptocurrency do so by building farms of extremely powerful computers designed specifically for these mining operations. Not only are the computers expensive, but so is the maintenance, networking and electrical power required to keep them running, sometimes making the effort unprofitable.
Do you use SharePoint in your organization? SharePoint is a Microsoft system that allows organizations to collaborate and share documents and information. Initially released in 2001, it has increased in popularity steadily since then, with a big jump in usage during 2020, when COVID-19 sent millions of workers home to work remotely.
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.