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2014-07-05 23:02:03

With just one member of an organization falling for the phishing scam that delivers the EMOTET Trojan, everyone and everything on the network they are connected to can be put at risk. Global Digital Forensics’ founder discusses what organizations can do to raise social engineering awareness to protect against these type of malware infiltrations, while at the same time helping to secure other critical aspects of their cyber security posture. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 05, 2014 Earlier...

2014-06-30 23:14:22

Spending on Cyber Security Increases in 2014, Focus on Software Greenbelt, Maryland (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 When it comes to how businesses are approaching cyber security, most know what to do in the event of a cyber incident, defending against phishing and social engineering attacks is priority, and concern over company web facing applications is high, according to a recent survey by TrainACE, a cyber security training organization. When TrainACE asked more than 200 senior-level IT and...

Phishing Scams Continue Upward Trend In First Quarter 2014
2014-06-30 13:29:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cyber criminals have continued to cast a line and looked to lure in unsuspecting computer users as phishing scams saw a sharp increase in the first quarter of 2014. According to the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG) there was a 10.7 percent rise in phishing-related cyber-crime over the previous quarter. This is especially worrisome warns the APWG as the group had previously reported that 2013 was one of the heaviest years for phishing on...

2014-06-16 08:32:50

New protection against email-based attacks extends the usability of Votiro's free service TEL AVIV, Israel, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Votiro [http://www.votiro.com ], the provider of Secure Data Sanitization solutions for protecting organizations against zero-day and other ongoing cyber-threats, announced today that it has extended the usability of its free, cloud-based, sanitization service to include protection against spear phishing and other email-based attacks....

2014-06-14 23:02:03

The Center for Strategic and International Studies recently released a report estimating the cost of cybercrime and how it has been affecting economies and businesses around the world, evaluating everything from direct theft of funds, to the much harder to gauge ramifications on business due to things like the loss of Intellectual Property, as well as the effect on employment. Drawing on years of experience and some of the conclusions relayed in the report, GDF’s founder talks about...

2014-06-11 23:13:01

IT Security Professional and popular Dr. Chaos blogger, Aamir Lakhani, will shed light on the implications of phishing attacks at EC-Council Foundation’s Hacker Halted IT Security event, October 16-17, 2014. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Aamir Lakhani is just one of a bevy of notable and industry-leading speakers set to present at Hacker Halted, EC-Council Foundation’s cyber security and hacking conference. Lakhani is a leading security architect and runs the popular security...

2014-06-05 23:08:58

KnowBe4’s confidence in its security awareness training prompts their offer of crypto-insurance against ransomware Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 In a bold move, IT security firm KnowBe4 announced it will pay a company’s ransom in Bitcoin if they get hit with ransomware due to human error of an employee. Security experts agree It will only be a matter of weeks before CryptoLocker or a variant will be back in business as the criminals who created it are still on the loose. When it...

2014-06-05 23:05:36

Is it Game Over for ‘GameOver Zeus’? Pittsburgh, PA. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Malcovery Security announced today that it has issued a special report, ‘The many faces of GameOver Zeus: A Today’s Top Threats special topic report, which is free to download at http://info.malcovery.com/special-report-many-faces-of-gameover-zeus. Despite the recent indictment against the alleged cybercriminal behind GameOver Zeus and CrytpoLocker, there is still much to learn. GameOver Zeus is considered...

2014-06-03 08:28:42

AUSTIN, Texas, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daily Dot, the paper of record for Internet-community news and cultural commentary, increased readership to 11.5 million unique visitors for the month of May, representing nearly 40 percent growth from April traffic and over 80 percent growth from total unique visitors in March. The Daily Dot's key growth strategy is its original reporting on this massive, passionate, important community that is largely ignored by mainstream media. Its...

2014-05-31 23:05:44

As the Iranian cyber espionage attack called Newscaster is exposed, the power of social engineering again steps into the spotlight. Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, discusses the lessons US businesses should take from this type of attack, and the necessity to raise social engineering awareness at every level within an organization to improve cyber security posture. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 With over a billion active users monthly from all around the...


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