Top 6 Human Errors that Impact Data Security

What is human error in cybersecurity?

The scope of human error in cybersecurity covers the whole gamut of unintentional actions or even lack of action by users that creates vulnerabilities in the system. These actions could include anything from clicking on a malicious link in an email, failure to adhere to safe password practices, or simply leaving your work system or peripherals such as removable storage devices unattended.

Surefire ways to protect your email account

If you think your email is safe from hackers, think again. A lack of sufficient email security protocols can lead to data theft, unauthorized access to sensitive information, and successful malware attacks. Here are some tips to secure your email account from cyberthreats and the many troubles that come with them.

Think your password is secure? Think again

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created many of the password best practices you probably loathe, including using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. The NIST now says those guidelines were ill-advised and has changed its stance.

Why Two-Factor Authentication is Your Golden Ticket to Ensuring Data Security

Authentication company Duolingo estimates that the global multi-factor authentication market will reach $20.41 billion by 2025. That is hardly surprising given that the pandemic period saw a staggering 600% increase in malicious emails and rampant data breaches that exposed nearly 36 billion records in just the first half of 2020. Recent data indicates that 81% of security breaches are due to weak or stolen passwords.

Consider these points when purchasing antivirus software

If you think cybersecurity protection is only for large enterprises, think again. More and more cybercriminals are targeting small- and mid-sized businesses because of their lack of proper cybersecurity solutions. Viruses, ransomware, and other types of malware are also becoming more dangerous.

Security best practices for BYOD policies

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies give employees the flexibility to use devices they are comfortable with while allowing businesses to reduce hardware spending. However, BYOD also carries plenty of security risks.

Loss or theft of devices – Employees often bring their personal devices wherever they go.

Ways to safeguard your company’s data

Some of the most well-known companies in the world, including Sony Pictures, Home Depot, Adobe, and eBay, have been victims of cyberattacks. While major corporations like these are high-profile targets for hackers, small- and medium-sized businesses are not exempt from data breaches.

More Than 1 Million Systems Possibly Affected by the Kaseya Ransomware Attack

Another ransomware attack… Around noon on Friday, July 2nd, we heard about the Kaseya VSA vulnerability and set into action. Our CISO, Gustavo Mastroianni, mobilized quickly by having all partners take their Kaseya servers offline. Next, we wanted to make sure all other cybersecurity and IT support providers were made aware of the incident.