Insider Threats – 2018 Statistics

Author(s):

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

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

Learning Cyber Hygiene through Esoteric Cosmology

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Sam Mercaldo, ,

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Learning Cyber Hygiene Through the Esoteric Cosmology of the Onmyōji The onmyōji of ancient Japan were practitioners of magic. The onmyōji were a part of the Imperial bureaucracy in Japan. According to records, they defended the empire against malicious spirits and unseen attacks. Modern cyber warriors who fight in cyber space bear much similarity with the … Read more

Tips for Millennials on Cybersecurity Practices

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Millennials are at risk to be the victim of a cyber-crime. Millennials are in a constant state of media saturation. Growing up, many millennials have been bombarded with dated and cheesy propaganda designed to keep us “cyber safe”. Videos of large, talking computers who rap about the dangers of chat-rooms were a dime a dozen … Read more

Insider Threat – The Unseen Risk

Author(s):

Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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When it comes to threats in cybersecurity, the insider threat is not the first one that comes to mind. Malware, ransomware, hacking, and denial-of-service attacks dominate the headlines. But more often than not, an insider threat is the cause of many of these attacks. In fact, insider threats are responsible for around 43% of all data … Read more