There have been increasing reports of a rise in fraudulent email scams targeting end users. Due to the influx in news regarding these scams, we want to take this opportunity to raise awareness about two common cyber attack methods used by hackers, Spear Phishing & CEO Fraud.
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In the wake of an increasing number of high-profile data breaches, businesses of all sizes are doubling down on IT security efforts. Cybersecurity is no longer the sole responsibility of your internal IT team or your third party IT partners. Protecting the organization from a cyber attack is everyone’s job.
Investing in cybersecurity awareness is a necessity in today’s digital business environment. If you’ve decided to assess your team’s knowledge of cybersecurity best practices, you probably know that human error is the biggest IT security vulnerability organizations face. In fact, 91% of cyberattacks and the resulting data breaches begin with a spear phishing email. Meaning, the overwhelming majority of hacks are initiated by employees clicking on emails containing some form of malware.
A hardware security flaw has been reported this week that affects processors manufactured by Intel, AMD, ARM and POWER. This vulnerability, if exploited, would be executed through malware infections, and could gather sensitive data such as passwords and encryption keys from computing devices.