The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about the world as we know it. Just as we started embracing new practices like sanitizing, social distancing and remote working, the pandemic has also forced us to embrace systemic changes in the ways we deal with cyberthreats.
In today's digital world, safeguarding your organization's online assets is critical. Unfortunately, poor password hygiene practices by some employees cause problems for many small businesses, leaving them vulnerable to hackers.
Cybercriminals are constantly trying to find new ways to break into business systems.
With the business world heavily reliant on digitalization in this day and age, the use of technology in your organization is unavoidable. Although technology can undeniably give your business an advantage in increasingly competitive markets, there are many troublesome areas to keep an eye on.
Today with cyberattacks surging due to widespread remote work and increased online interactions during the pandemic, it seems likely that this trend will only continue to grow further.
To give some statistics about 85% of breaches involved a human element in 2021. Additionally, 36% of breaches involved phishing attacks while ransomware attacks contributed to 10% of attacks.
There’s a new warning from the FCC. Now, why this is a little bit crazy and why you're going to want to pay attention is because it's not normal for the FCC to put out these types of bulletins, so it's pretty important. Let's get into it right now.
The FCC just released an alert over these SMS phishing attempts that you probably get on your phone, known as smishing.
It’s not just cybercriminals who hack into networks and steal data.
Most business owners erroneously think cybercrime is limited to hackers based in China or Russia, but the evidence is overwhelming that disgruntled employees, both of your company and your vendors, can cause significant losses due to their knowledge of your organization and access to your data and systems.
They manufacture and sell tractors, combines, foragers, hay tools, self-propelled sprayers, basically anything you would need to work on a farm. This industry has been under attack lately from many different aspects, not just cybercriminals. Still, it's been in the news that the food and processing industries are really under attack with various events.
In this blog, Xact IT is going to go into a joint summary that was released by the United States, basically, cybersecurity department, known as CISA, and some other government, actually, foreign government agencies that went with CISA on this release and why it's important.