Why Data Security Has Become a Priority for Healthcare Professionals

Author(s):

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

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

Threat Intelligence: How It Can Help Tackle Malware, Phishing and Hacking

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Jonathan Zhang, ,

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Cyber attacks happen all the time and in multiple forms, causing tremendous harm — e.g., broken trust, financial loss, reputation damage, and intellectual property theft. So preventing and stopping threats surely sounds like a priority, right? The tricky part is that there is not just a one-size-fits-all approach to achieve that. Each organization is unique … Read more