While the news sensationalizes cyberthreats from bad actors and nation states the reality is that the largest threat to organizations is their own employees and contractors. Humans are vulnerable and prone to fall victim to schemes aimed at gaining access to company networks. For their part the hackers are sly and cunning and know how to take advantage of the weak link. When organizations take the initiative to learn about common data breach scenarios, they can better prepare and protect themselves.Read more »
According to research from the Verizon RISK Team, few breaches are unique, meaning the vast majority of incidents are caused by a small number of scenarios. Verizon classifies 18 different data breach scenarios into four groups; the human element, conduit devices, configuration exploitation and malicious software. For the purposes of this article we will focus on the malicious software that makes organizations vulnerable.Read more »
What is a security audit and how often should your company issue a routine check? Just like your annual checkup, it is wise to do the same for your network. Fairdinkum recommends that a company undergo a routine security audit once every quarter.
If you don't know where to start, start here by checking out our security audit checklist below!Read more »
Before you open that very legitimate looking email, I just want you to pause a second. If you don’t know already, phishing is a an attack via e-mail, that aims to gather your personal information. Whether it be passwords, account numbers, pins, or social security numbers – you do not want that information in the wrong hands. The goal of this email is to look legitimate enough that you don’t see any concern in opening it. Over the years, people have become more savvy in spotting suspicious emails, but as we get smarter, so do hackers.Read more »