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10 Work From Home Security Tips During Quarantine

 

In recent months, the global COVID-19 epidemic has forced millions of employees to work from home. While some have experience working remotely in the past, for most working from home for months on end has been a first-time experience. Cyber attackers are at large exploiting this time of chaos and panic to deploy a variety of attacks, and with millions working from home, a plethora of additional vulnerabilities and attack options arise. In this article, we will recommend 10 tips for secure remote work from your home during COVID-19.

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5 Ways Attackers Can Hack Your Email Account

 

When security personnel think of email attacks, usually the first word that comes to mind is “phishing." While phishing is a very common (and sadly, very successful) attack vector, many threat actors take a different approach to gaining access to victims’ accounts. Breaching an email mailbox is a critical first step, creating a doorway to endless exploitation possibilities.

In this blog post, we will outline five different ways that cyber attackers can breach your email account and steal personal information.

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Why Email Is Such a Dangerous Platform (And How to Protect Yourself)

Malicious emails are one of the cyber realm’s most widespread epidemics. Over 215 billion business and consumer emails are received daily, and with such an overwhelming flow of emails arises a very attractive opportunity for threat actors to easily penetrate victims’ online activity and lure them in to giving up credentials, downloading malware and more. According to the Symantec Internet Threat Security Report, one out of 412 emails contains a malware attack.

Although it seems as though cyber awareness is somewhat increasing due to the attempt to keep up with rapid advances in attack techniques, preying on human error continues to be extremely rewarding for threat actors. In retrospect, many email attack victims are dumbfounded when they realize that the email they so willingly acted upon is quite obviously suspicious upon second look. On top of that are highly thought out, sometimes tailored malicious emails, which do not even alert relatively cyber-aware people.

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LIVE WEBCAST: The Basics to Understanding the Secret Life of DNS – Protecting Against Modern Threats at Scale

DNS is one of the single biggest important components to making the global internet work and it is often the most neglected aspects of a network. Invented in the 80's, DNS “just works," but its ease of use has people overlooking the power of using it to protect their customers. DNS offers the first clues to what is going on in your network and is used by criminals to steal data.

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(Stay Alert) Inside E-Mail Compromise: What Small & Medium Businesses Need to Know

Recently, we were contacted regarding two different incidents of Business Email Compromise (BEC), where there was an attempt to redirect wire transfers from individuals to another bank account. One was successful and the victim lost six figures, one was interdicted because of an attentive individual who picked up the phone to ask, “Uh, are you sure this is right?” This kind of fraud is increasing and are more specifically targeted towards smaller firms and individuals trying to redirect high-dollar transactions.

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BrightTALK Webcast: December 13. John Bambenek Talks Predictions for 2019's Threat Landscape.

As part of BrightTALK's 2019 Trends and Predictions Webcast series, ThreatSTOP's VP of Security and Research, John Bambenek, is talking specifically about social engineering and phishing on this December 13th episode. Check out the details here:

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US House Unanimously Passes Email Warrant Bill

The US House has passed a bill to repeal a Regan-era law allowing law enforcement to request copies of emails, and data older than 180 days. The 1986 email privacy law was written to establish electronic documents older than six months as abandoned. This allowed the government to consider the data 'garbage' and request copies of it from service providers without a warrant.

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