New data reveals that security professionals are increasingly concerned about employee negligence because it forces them to respond to preventable data breaches.
Researchers uncovered a spam campaign that threatened to unleash the devastating WannaCry ransomware on unsuspecting victims who failed to pay a fee of roughly $650 by June 22, 2018.
In June's security news, IT experts and educators around the world worked to create a new cybersecurity career pathway through initiatives designed to alleviate the industrywide skills shortage.
IBM X-Force researchers observed several ongoing spam campaigns tied to the World Cup — many of which used the official branding of tournament sponsors to lure victims.
Cybercriminals launched various phishing scams targeting World Cup fans leading up to and during the first week of the monthlong international soccer tournament.
Security leaders must implement phishing awareness programs to train employees to recognize business email compromise (BEC) attacks and other social engineering schemes that could compromise data.
A recent survey revealed that many consumers fail to change their online security habits even after falling victim to identity theft.
The key to improving identity theft awareness is to understand the risks, which include phishing attacks, digital trust abuse, poor password management, BYOD policies and more.
Explore some of the most common social engineering tricks used to fool employees into handing over access to sensitive data. These include phishing, tailgating and social media pretexting.
New data breach statistics revealed that while total numbers are down, disclosure times are still too high to comply with upcoming data privacy regulations.