As much as 88% of data breaches are caused by human error, but only 43% of workers admit having made mistakes that compromised cybersecurity. In the past year a third of the breaches incorporated social engineering techniques and the cost of a breach caused by a human error averaged to $3.33 million.
To mitigate the risk, enterprises develop complex cybersecurity strategies and action plans, yet they are insufficient unless acknowledged by every member of their organization. …
COVID-19 is changing the digital threat perimeter
According to the global research and advisory firm Gartner, spending on cloud security is predicted to be the fastest riser of all cybersecurity markets, with an expected increase of 33%, driving the market to an expected $585M this year.
In fact, cloud security is the smallest but fastest-growing segment of the cybersecurity market, driven by the small initial market size and companies’ opting for cloud-based cybersecurity solutions.
In March, when the global pandemic started, the business VPN solution NordVPN Teams saw a 165% usage spike and an almost 600% increase in sales overall…
From geo-targeting to digital security, check out how a VPN can help your marketing team.
There are countless marketing tools dedicated to helping your company establish a strong online presence. However, there’s one that often gets overlooked — a VPN. From securing your remote workforce during the pandemic to geo-targeting, it can be an invaluable tool in your marketing kit. Let’s take a look at what it is and why your marketing and SEO teams need it.
What is a VPN service?
A business VPN — virtual private network — is a service that reroutes the user’s internet traffic through…
How secure is your data? Find out if you avoided these fatal security mistakes.
Making mistakes in your company’s data security can be deadly — the average cost of a breach is $3.9 million. And cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and scale each year. 2019 was labeled the worst year on record for breaches as early as November. 2020 is looking to be even worse — now cybercriminals are exploiting the pandemic chaos to carry out attacks. So, what are the most common cybersecurity mistakes you should look out for?
Believing that criminals won’t…
Cybercriminals are exploiting the thirst for information amid the pandemic — be careful about what you download.
Working from your bedroom is no longer a luxury. The COVID-19 outbreak made it a reality for many. Companies are shifting to remote work on unprecedented rates, but this puts the security of employees and companies at risk. Implementing the same level of protection as at the office can be challenging, and cybercriminals are taking advantage of the chaos.
The risks are much higher now, especially if workers use their personal computers. They usually are more vulnerable to digital threats. Some personal devices…
Effective cybersecurity can be elusive, but knowledge and awareness can help. Here’s a list of the 20 most important facts to know so you can protect your business.
1. The 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report found that 94% of malware was delivered by email. (Verizon)
2. The most malicious email attachments were .doc and .dot , both with a 37% malicious rate, and .exe at 19.5%. (Symantec)
3. The average cost incurred on businesses from ransomware attacks is $133,000. (SafeAtLast)
4. 52% of breaches involved hacking, 28% malware, 32% phishing, and 33% included social engineering (Verizon)
Coronavirus-themed cyberattacks are ramping up amid the crisis
While the escalating Covid-19 outbreak is giving us enough to worry about already, cybercriminals are adding more to the mix. Hackers are exploiting the chaos and fear caused by the crisis to carry out attacks. From coronavirus-themed malware to attacks on health institutions, let’s take a look at what’s going on and how to protect your business.
Attacks on organizations
Earlier this month, the World Health Organization issued a warning about online threats. Criminals have been disguising themselves as WHO representatives to carry out phishing attacks. …
Remote work has exacerbated an already plaguing practice — discordant communication.
Harmony, synergy, and every other fancy word for teamwork all require collaboration. And productive collaboration demands fruitful communication. With many companies gazing at a remote horizon, the need for dynamic, user-friendly communication is growing.
It has always been important to have internal systems where employees can work together securely. With the coronavirus pandemic shifting work to homes worldwide, the failings and successes of these systems have become more pronounced.
Intranets are restricted networks that organizations use to work and communicate securely. They are intuitively useful and necessary for most…
The coronavirus pandemic has reignited the debate over another menacing presence facing democracies around the world. That’s mass surveillance, which comes with the loss of privacy rights.
Countries like China have well-documented histories of spying on their citizens. Few were surprised by the even more intrusive measures imposed during their recent quarantine. From CCTV cameras fixed on people’s homes to loudspeakers and even drones announcing restrictions, China’s coronavirus response was terrifying. But was it justified?
Most free and democratic societies have long-standing constitutional declarations of rights and liberties. Privacy is considered a human right in most situations, but crisis times…
While the sudden change to remote work can be a hassle, tools like a VPN for remote access can help.
The Covid-19 pandemic is pushing businesses into uncharted territory. Hundreds of organizations are moving to the remote work model, and for many, it’s proving to be difficult. But it doesn’t have to be this way — there are many tools that can make the transition as painless as possible. One of them is a remote access VPN. Find out what it is and why you absolutely need it.
Remote access VPN — virtual private network — is a business solution…
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