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  • Typosquatting abuse of 500 most popular websites analyzed

    16.01.2015

    A group of researchers from Belgian University of Leuven and US-based Stony Brook University have released the results of their months-long research of typosquatting abuse, and have discovered a number of interesting things.

  • Employees are still the biggest IT threat

    14.01.2015

    Well-funded hackers with sophisticated tools made headlines and worried organizational leadership throughout 2014, yet the primary reason endpoint security risk has become more difficult in the past 24 months is due to negligent or careless employees who do not follow security policies, according to the Ponemon Institute.

  • Protecting personal data in the consumer product industry

    13.01.2015

    Eight in 10 consumers (80 percent) say they are more likely to buy from consumer products (CP) companies that they believe protect their personal information, yet only 37 percent believe that these companies are adequately doing so, according to a new Deloitte study.

  • Do we need regular IT security fire drills?

    12.01.2015

    IT security ‘fire drills’, supported by executive management and the risk committee should be conducted regularly in organizations, in order to understand the appropriate course of action in advance of a security breach.

  • Is IT security stifling innovation and collaboration?

    12.01.2015

    Critical company data is at risk in the UK as a result of organizations focusing their IT security policies and resources more on external threats, such as cybercriminals and hackers, and not enough on education and awareness of potential threats from within the business, according to Cisco.




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Email scammers stole $215M from businesses in 14 months

Posted on 29 January 2015.  |  In 14 months there have been nearly 1200 US and a little over 900 non-US victims of BEC scams, and the total money loss reached nearly $215 million.


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