Hawaii Ballistic Missile Alert Mistake: A revelation of HEMA’s security issues
by January 24, 2018 and last updated on January 25, 2019 on
In light of the heated political disputes between North Korea and the United States, a text message sent by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HEMA) left citizens statewide in a panic.
The message was: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” (more…)
Targeted Attacks: Is Your Company Next?
by April 24, 2019 and last updated on April 24, 2019 on
You come home from a long day at work, thinking it’s finally over and everything has been submitted. You’re exhausted, having been up for the last 28 hours. As you head to bed, you check your email one last time and you see an email urging you to change your password as you might have been hacked. Better be safe and just change it, you think; clicking on the link provided and filling out the form. Suddenly, you have just become a victim of a phish.
You may be the most security conscious individual when it comes to emails and messages but sometimes, all it takes is just a slight lapse in judgement for you to become a victim. In fact, Symantec reported that 1 in 33 users were exposed to a phishing attempt by the end of 2018. With how common social engineering attempts are nowadays (especially targeted ones) , it does not hurt to be more careful. (more…)
Security Address: 3 Tips for Facing Cybersecurity Threats
by October 3, 2018 and last updated on February 4, 2019 on
Rapid developments in technology have greatly increased the risk of cybersecurity issues from all around the world. Companies, whether big, medium, or small, have been targeted by hackers primarily through malware attacks and phishing scams. As a result, business leaders are starting to realize the need to strengthen their organization’s cybersecurity measures. In this article, we’ll list three measures you can use to ensure the security within your organization.
The New Wave of Cybercrime Trends that Businesses Should Know
by September 28, 2018 and last updated on January 16, 2019 on
In an age where organizations and individuals are becoming increasingly reliant on the cloud, internet of things (IoT), and workforce mobility for critical business functions, it is becoming more difficult to keep track of the threats and areas where we are most vulnerable. According to CSO Online, damages caused by cybercrime are estimated to hit the $6 trillion mark by the year 2021. Experts predict cybersecurity spending to exceed the trillion dollar threshold over the next five years. With financial repercussions reaching all time highs, it’s of utmost importance to stay ahead of the curve and take note of the new wave of cybercrime trends that are expected to blight the business landscape for years to come.
How Cybersecurity Affects the Evolving Role of the Corporate Secretary
by September 7, 2018 and last updated on September 13, 2018 on
Rapid digital transformation has encouraged companies to move critical aspects of their business onto electronic platforms. Adopting these new technologies may mean more efficient business processes and an increased operational productivity, but these transformations do not come without risks. In dealing with the advanced technologies of today, traditional security standards may no longer be enough.
The Delicate Systems of Data Storage
by August 1, 2018 and last updated on January 28, 2019 on
A data security breach is any leader’s worst nightmare. Having strategic plans compromised, financial information exposed, or customer data hacked can not only halt operations but damage an organisation’s reputation as well. Because of this, data security and protection have always been considered top priorities of many companies worldwide.
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