How can smaller businesses address their cybersecurity risks without the resources of large organizations? There are a lot of challenges to being a small-business owner, including safely managing technology. Every risk can have an outsized effect on your ability to stay in business. And resources for protecting your business are often geared towards much larger … Continue reading NIST cybersecurity resources for smaller businesses
Forget balaclavas or hoodies; these cybercriminals are hiding in plain sight. While I worked in the digital forensics unit, in which I spent nearly a decade, the profiling of a computer criminal became increasingly more difficult to decipher as time went by. However, around 60% of the crimes we reactively investigated were to do with … Continue reading What makes a cybercriminal?
There is still some time left to pick up some last-minute shopping before it’s too late but in the rush to do so don’t forget to do it safely. Ever hear the phrase “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is”? By definition this phrase is used to describe situations which are so good … Continue reading SPARE: Five tips for a safer online shopping experience
One of the favourite pieces of software for malicious hackers to target on users’ computers is Adobe Flash Player. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. Firstly, Adobe Flash Player is on an awful lot of computers. Many users may have installed it long ago in order to access Flash-based media content online, such as … Continue reading Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW
Imagine a situation where your Android mobile phone or tablet unexpectedly starts talking to you. A super cool new feature, right? Sure, but only until you realize that the female voice that has just “congratulated” you is actually delivering a message on behalf of lockscreen ransomware. And, if you speak Chinese, you’ve worked out that … Continue reading Talking Android ransomware extorts victims
There is little doubt that smartphones have become a central part of our lives, allowing us to perform all sorts of tasks that make our everyday existence easier and more enjoyable. But while they aim to heighten convenience, there is a real feeling that smartphones are becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals. So why are … Continue reading 10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones
In its latest Trends paper, titled Security Held Ransom, ESET has identified nine key areas in information security that are likely to have a notable impact in 2017. If there is one overarching theme, it is the challenge posed by the presence of more devices and technologies, many of which are coming together courtesy … Continue reading The year in security: Trends 2017