San Francisco (CNN Business)Robert Ross was sitting in his San Francisco home office in October 2018 when he noticed the bars on his phone had disappeared and he had no cell coverage. A few hours later, he had lost $1 million.Ross was the victim of a SIM hack, an attack that occurs when hackers take … Read moreOne man lost his life savings in a SIM hack. Here’s how you can try to protect yourself
With the spread of coronavirus, businesses are increasingly asking staff to work from home. We asked experts how to keep cybersecurity policies in place. Companies around the world are scrambling to set up remote work stations for employees, due to the growing coronavirus threat. Maintaining safe cybersecurity practices is essential, but a step easily overlooked … Read moreHow to maintain safe cybersecurity practices while transitioning workers from the office to remote workstations
Why Your Organization Needs PAM You may be familiar with Privileged Access management – PAM – because of its capabilities as part of a comprehensive defense against cyberthreats. In a strong PAM solution those capabilities are many and varied, and allow network security teams to design a defense-in-depth strategy that adheres to security-first, Zero Trust principles to secure their organizations’ most sensitive assets. … Read moreIT Security & High Risk Users Management Blog | WALLIX
What is Privileged Access Management? The key is to understand the significance of the word “Privileged.” A privileged user is someone who has administrative access to critical systems. For instance, the individual who can set up and delete email accounts on a Microsoft Exchange Server is a privileged user. The word is not accidental. Like any privilege, it should … Read moreWhat is Privileged Access Management (PAM)?
It has been a tough few weeks for online payments giant PayPal. First came the confirmation that an authentication hack would enable an attacker to access an account once credentials had been phished, bypassing the financial firm’s authentication tools. And now another security report claims the entire authentication process can be bypassed, enabling an attacker to … Read morePayPal ‘Critical’ Login Hack: New Report Warns You Are Now At Risk From Thieves
The big headline-grabbing stories of IT security breaches tend to focus around shadowy hackers or nation state operatives pushing buttons and pulling strings in the background. But the truth is that many security incidents these days come as the result of human error inside the breached organisation. In fact, new research claims that 90% of breaches reported … Read moreInsider breaches on the rise: How to get a handle on human error
Since the $81 million Bangladesh Bank online heist in 2016, the nation’s banks have made some progress in cybersecurity, but they still have a long way to go, says Prabeer Sarkar, CEO of Dhaka Distributions, a local cybersecurity company. “Cybersecurity has only recently come out from the endpoint security stage,” he says in an interview with Information Security … Read moreThe Cybersecurity Challenges for Banks in Bangladesh
The message even seems to originate from your office email domain except for one letter… Beware the era of conversation hijacking! Researchers have seen a sharp rise in domain-impersonation attacks used to facilitate “conversation hijacking”, making it more effective and costly to enterprise. In 2019, the Singapore Police Force said there were 279 reports of … Read moreDid your CEO just email you to wire US$300k to an unknown account?
Researchers from Barracuda and UC Berkeley, conducting a large-scale analysis of email account takeover and the timeline of attacks, recently highlighted the behaviors hackers are using to try to avoid detection, ways to identify suspicious activity that could indicate an email account has been compromised, and precautions you can take to protect your business. Highlighted … Read moreHackers monitor, track activity to learn and then launch phishing attacks: Barracuda Report