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Data Security : August 2017 Archives

Securing your data and network, inside and outside the perimeter

Spambot Server Has 711 Million Stolen Email Addresses

31 Aug, 2017

As many experts have said, chances are your information has already been compromised: If not found in this server then it was almost certainly breached in some other attack. ...More >

Before Helping Hurricane Victims, Make Sure Your Employees Can Recognize Phishing Emails

30 Aug, 2017

Emotions are running high and many employees want to help those who are suffering. But if they cannot recognize a phishing email, the risk is that your company will become a victim of a cyberattack. ...More >

Very Few Large Organizations Taking a Simple Step to Defend Against Phishing

28 Aug, 2017

DMARC validates an email’s authenticity and verifies the sender, which then decreases the ability of a hacker to spoof anyone within that organization. ...More >

Hackers Will Take Advantage of Outdated Software

25 Aug, 2017

If you are using outdated or unsupported OS and software, your risk of being targeted by hackers skyrockets. ...More >

Understanding 2017 Cybersecurity: Social Engineering for Cyberattacks the Theme of 2016

21 Aug, 2017

Optiv looked at what happened in 2016 and then used that analysis to get a better understanding of what we might see in the coming months. ...More >

Studies Show Ways Organizations Struggle with Cybersecurity

17 Aug, 2017

No matter how much organizations of any size think they know about practicing good security, there is still a lot of room for improvement. ...More >

FCC Shrouds Itself in Secrecy over DDoS Attacks and Response

14 Aug, 2017

The FCC is unwilling to discuss its cybersecurity efforts, which begs the question of whether this is a good or bad strategy overall. ...More >

Hackers Say Privileged User Credentials Favorite Way to Get Your Data

10 Aug, 2017

Once you have someone’s credentials, you pretty much have the keys to the kingdom. It’s difficult to detect an intruder who has used legitimate credentials to gain access. ...More >

Second Quarter Reported DDoS Attacks Lasting Days, Not Minutes

07 Aug, 2017

What would you do if your company was hit with a DDoS attack that lasted 11 days? ...More >

Two Very Different Cybersecurity Stories from Washington

03 Aug, 2017

All in all, this week in Washington, it appears that Congress is taking cybersecurity more seriously. Now it’s time for the White House to step up. ...More >

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