Cybersecurity in the evolving cyber threat landscape: Five of the latest trends and predictions

It’s a fact that organizations are increasingly relying on the Internet for daily activities. This combined with the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to remote work following public health physical distancing guidelines. As we’re gearing up for the second quarter of 2021, still not out of the woods with the COVID-19 pandemic, we take … Read more

3 Ways cybercriminals are exploiting Coronavirus panic

These are just some of the headlines from a report on threat intelligence during COVID-19 published by Microsoft. Ready or not, most organizations were thrust into working from home, which means employees and devices are now accessing sensitive corporate data across home networks. In addition, cybercriminals are making the most out of the situation and … Read more

3 Best practices for remote workers to counter cybersecurity challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly turned remote work from a novel concept to a necessity to ensure business continuity. Big business including tech companies such as Twitter, Google, Apple and Amazon either encourage or made it mandatory for employees to work from home. However, it’s not only tech companies that took the plunge, almost 46% of … Read more

Cybercrime in the first quarter of 2020 – it’s not a question of if, but when…

“The average time to identify a data breach is 279 days” “More than two-thirds of all DDoS attacks originate from China” “Cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion a year in 2021” “Year-over-year ransomware downtime costs are up 200%” With the first quarter of 2020 nearing its end, we take a look at the cybercrime … Read more

Don’t get caught! Here are 5 tips to protect your business against phishing

Phishing scams are geared towards infiltrating your system in order to gain access to usernames, passwords and sensitive information such as credit card details. These scams are, unfortunately, also very common and often appear real. There are, however, steps that you can take to protect your business against phishing attacks: 1. Prevent phishing emails from … Read more

What is Phishing and How Does it Work?

Phishing remains one of the most common types of cyberattacks. It’s a firm favorite of cybercriminals because of its simplicity, effectiveness and high rate of profitability. Phishing has certainly evolved from its infancy of scamming people impersonating a Nigerian prince in need of emergency medical treatment. Phishing today is increasingly sophisticated with specific targets and … Read more

Five Cyber Threats that Security Teams Should Pay More Attention to

Ransomware has been a major threat to organizations for the last couple of years and is one of the most publicised threats online. But it is by no means the only cyberthreat your organization will face. Preparing to face these threats head on can facilitate increased security while preparing IT risk managers to improve their strategy’s … Read more

Cybercrime tactics are changing yet again. Here’s three trends to watch out for in 2019

Cybercrime continues to increase, and cyber criminals are continuously changing their tactics. Just as the security industry seems to get on top of the latest cybercrime threat, a new, more sophisticated threat emerges. With ransomware dominating 2017 and cryptomining malware becoming popular with hackers throughout 2018, it seems e-crime is the latest trend in cybercrime … Read more

What is Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack and What Can You Do About It?

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is an exceptionally malicious form of cybercrime where the hackers’ end goal is to take down a website or flood a corporate network with malicious traffic (such as incoming messages, fake pockets or requests for connection) to deny legitimate traffic and so take it offline. The victims of … Read more

Cybercrime in Canada – Worst Threats Faced by Canadian Business Owners

According to Scalar Decisions Inc.’s 2019 study on Canadian organizations’ cyber resilience, independently conducted by IDC Canada, “[o]ne hundred per cent of Canadian organizations experienced a cyber-attack last year, suffering an average of 12.5 breaches per year”.  The study further indicates that the average cost “per organization of responding to, and recovering from, cyber security … Read more