Entries by Mihai

The Importance of Multi-factor Authentication

Protect against credential theft. NOTE: According to Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, over 80% of hacking-related breaches are caused by stolen or weak passwords. Business resources can be compromised by credential theft even if those resources have not been targeted initially. This might happen if a user utilizes a similar username and password (or […]

Why cybercriminals target SMBs even more this year?

Major breaches always make the headlines, but there are increasingly more breaches that won’t make the headlines, and those are cyberattacks that target small and medium organizations. Expectedly, large companies have the resources to implement complex IT security solutions, monitoring systems and high-tech equipment. Unfortunately for SMBs, the consequences of a breach can be severe […]

CEO Fraud Prevention

CEO fraud is a type of cyberattack in which the attacker impersonates a CEO or other executive. Hackers will most often use the CEO’s email account, or an email address that looks very similar to the CEO’s to trick a targeted employee into transferring them sensitive information or money. Like other types of Business Email […]

Data Privacy Trends To Expect In 2021

In 2020, organizations faced some of the most drastic challenges to a business environment in the digital age. Companies were forced to quickly adapt, cultivate resiliency and creativity, beside focusing on meeting their customers’ expectations. According to a study conducted by Gartner, just 12% of more than 1,500 respondents believe their businesses were prepared to […]

The Future of Cybersecurity

The massive SolarWinds breach made it crystal clear that the cybersecurity threat only gets worse with time because the tools are more sophisticated, and the stakes are higher. NOTE! According to Forrester, businesses are taking cybersecurity more seriously as enterprises are predicted to spend $12.6B on cloud security tools only, by 2023, up from $5.6B […]

Cloud Overspend: Main Causes & Mitigation Solutions

According to Gartner, spending on cloud system infrastructure services is expected to grow from $44 billion in 2019 to $63 billion in 2020, reaching $81 billion by 2022. The cloud offers a level of flexibility that companies cannot get by using in-house servers. Scaling up and down is almost always easy. Also, as we saw […]

Business Email Compromise Attacks

The Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack is an increasingly popular type of cyberattack because the success rate is quite high. A BEC attack impersonates a familiar person, such as a business partner or an employee, tricking the victim into buying gift cards or transferring expensive items to the hackers orchestrating the attack. Gift cards have […]

Business Data Security And Remote Working

Location flexibility is one of the benefits of telecommuting, but as remote working becomes standard practice, information security becomes more of a concern. From employees using unsecured Wi-Fi networks to workers bringing their own unsecured devices, remote work has added additional levels of security related concerns for organizations and their data. 71% of business decision […]