The Principle of Least Privilege: The Whats, the Whys, and the Hows

Author(s):

Ameera Azeez, Product Specialist, ManageEngine

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According to a recent infographic, in 2020 more than 70% of cybersecurity breaches happened due to the misuse of privileges. This emphasizes the need for the enterprise-wide elimination of unnecessary privileges, which is exactly what the Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP) advocates. Here is a detailed breakdown of what this principle means for organizations and … Read more

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Companies Must Prepare for Escalating Ransomware Attacks and Threats

Author(s):

Noman Ansari, Senior Writer, Malwarebytes

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There certainly have been some dangerous ransomware attacks in the recent past. In 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack exploited a security flaw in Microsoft Windows OS to hold over 200,000 computers hostage worldwide. The hospitals that were struck by WannaCry had to cancel essential procedures, including emergency services. After postponing thousands of appointments, the costs … Read more

Safe Apps: How Can You Tell?

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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StandHogg Hits Google Store According to Forbes, Google Android Threats continue to permeate through malware ridden apps that may affect many Android users. Researchers at the Norwegian app security company Promon claim that safe apps can be corrupted through dangerous vulnerabilities. In this particular case, the vulnerability, being dubbed “StrandHogg”, allows dangerous malware to pose … Read more

OnePlus Reveals Second Data Breach in Two Years

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has been the victim of a data breach in which an unauthorized party gained access to customer’s order information. One Plus has released a statement revealing that customer names, contact numbers, emails, and shipping addresses might have been susceptible to theft. However, they have revealed that customer’s payment information, passwords, and accounts … Read more

IoT Security Connects Your Business with Cloud Security

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Nathan John, ,

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We all know the importance of securing your information. Additionally, we all have heard a slew of security breach horror stories. If you are a business owner with concerns about the security of your business, there is a dire need to understand developing technologies, such as IoT. Furthermore, it is necessary to figure out what … Read more

Mobile Security: Safeguarding Your Information

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Mobile security is a relatively new field in the world of cybersecurity. The rise of mobile computing calls for an increased vigilance in regards to our personal information. Smart phones and the like are now the standard. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 95% of Americans own a cellphone of some kind. The … Read more