Social Media Platforms are Vulnerable to Hackers

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Frankie Wallace, ,

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Did you know that security concerns are turning people away from social media platforms? They are aware that hackers are obtaining users’ personal data through the most commonly visited media sites. If you are on social media platforms in any capacity, you’re probably aware of this fact, and it may have even already happened to … Read more

Catfishing: Not Just About Money

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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We live in a time where it is easier than ever to deceive people. For example, the internet now enables us to speak anonymously through message boards, comment sections, and even online games. Additionally, the internet can help you pretend to be a different person. Catfishing is the act of pretending to be someone else … Read more

Why Data Security Has Become a Priority for Healthcare Professionals

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Frankie Wallace, ,

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The healthcare industry has been particularly vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The biggest data breaches in 2018 involved email, phishing attacks, and the misconfiguration of databases. One attack even lasted longer than a year. With so much patient data in the healthcare system, it’s becoming increasingly important to improve data security. There are a variety of … Read more

The Top 5 Cybersecurity Myths That Need to Die

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Cybersecurity myths are pervasive ideas people have about cybersecurity that weaken your cybersecurity posture. These myths often are defense mechanisms, rationalizations for apathy and inaction. It is important to dispel these myths. Otherwise, you could be opening yourself, or your business, to vulnerability. Cybersecurity Myth #1: Cybersecurity is the IT Guy’s Problem If you work … Read more

Insider Threats – 2018 Statistics

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Zehra Ali, ,

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Insider Threat (Fundamentals) As discussed, the insider threats are not always bred out of malicious nature. In fact, many insider threats exist due to the unintended or accidental happenings. More than 51% of companies are concerned about the unintentional insider attack. However, 49% of the companies are still worried about malicious insider, which do exist and are … Read more

Pretexting: The Art of Impersonation

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Patrick Putman, ,

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What is Pretexting Pretexting is a social engineering tactic that uses deception and false motives. Simply put, pretexting crafts fictional situations to obtain personal, sensitive, or privileged information. Pretexting often involves researching the target prior to the attack. The data collected is then used to manipulate and deceive the victim. The main goal of the … Read more

Email: The Ultimate Phishing Hole

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Recently, we talked about the importance of questioning everything when it comes to cybersecurity; telephone calls, websites, text messages, snaps, any of these mediums are a forum for viruses. As the threats continue to change and grow, many people have started to become more aware of how widespread phishing has become. Phishing has grown in popularity, … Read more