Over half of organizations were successfully phished in 2019

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Nearly 90 percent of global organizations were targeted with BEC and spear phishing attacks in 2019, reflecting cybercriminals’ continued focus on compromising individual end users, a Proofpoint survey reveals. Seventy-eight percent also reported that security awareness training activities resulted in measurable reductions in phishing susceptibility. The report examines global data from nearly 50 million simulated phishing attacks sent by … Read moreOver half of organizations were successfully phished in 2019

Internet Protocol (IP)Learning Objectives

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What is Internet Protocol (IP)?The Internet Protocol (IP) is a protocol, or set of rules, for routing and addressing packets of data so that they can travel across networks and arrive at the correct destination. Data traversing the Internet is divided into smaller pieces, called packets. IP information is attached to each packet, and this … Read moreInternet Protocol (IP)Learning Objectives

Cybersecurity Trends 2019

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A general take on cybersecurity in 2019 from bits and pieces of news, business involvement,and interactions with the IT professional’s community. Not an analysis of threat genres, but a recollection of trending incidences. Ransomware stayed the lead cyber threat with every indication of continuing to hit harder and more frequent. Ransomware started redefining the borders … Read moreCybersecurity Trends 2019