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GitHub leak

GitHub security best practices you need to know

What software developer doesn’t love GitHub? This amazing—and free—platform is a fantastic way to share code files, connect with fellow developers and collaborate on projects seamlessly.  It’s no wonder that the platform has over 32 million monthly users. But, unfortunately, many people aren’t using the platform securely. Just recently, security researchers scanned GitHub for sensitive […]

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dark web data

What is the cost of PII on the dark web in 2022?

How much money do you think a cybercriminal needs to steal your identity on the dark web? $1000? $2000? Maybe less; $800?  Actually, the figure is much, much lower. According to recent research, cybercriminals can start purchasing personally identifiable information (PII) for as little as $15. That would buy you a hacked credit card with […]

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shared cyber defense

What is shared cybersecurity defense?

Hands up if your organization uses cloud applications like Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Slack or AWS? If you do, you’re in the majority. It’s estimated that 90% of companies use the cloud. It’s a huge part of the future of work.  But the cloud is complex—especially when it comes to security. This is because it […]

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SaaS security mistakes

What are 5 most common SaaS security mistakes?

All great business leaders are adept at managing and mitigating risks. In the middle of an economic downturn, for example, you probably wouldn’t start increasing your overheads. Or, if you opened an office in an area with high-crime rates, you’d ensure to install CCTV cameras and other physical security measures at all entry points. And […]

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secure employee off-boarding

6 Step guide to securely off-board employees

Did you know that 40% of ex-employees have admitted to stealing corporate data for their next role? Worse still, it’s estimated that 25% of departed employees still have access to company resources and data.  Here’s a hard truth. If any of your employees have left your company with sensitive data downloaded onto their personal devices, […]

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When documents attack

How to avoid holiday cybersecurity scams?

It’s October: the start of fall, the impending holiday season and, of course, cybersecurity awareness month. While you might not initially think thanksgiving, Black Friday and cybersecurity have much in common, there’s actually a lot to know about, especially when it comes to phishing. You see, there’s been a general trend in recent years of […]

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data discovery guide

Key findings from Cyentia Information Risk Insights Study

There’s a new kid on the block in the cybersecurity research sphere. The Cyentia Institute, a dedicated research center, has just released the third edition of its annual Information Risk Insights Study, abbreviated to IRIS.  With support from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), this year the study was bigger than ever, combining insights […]

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FS messaging violations

Why does the $1.8B fine on US big banks make data loss prevention essential for all financial services firms?

This week, The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)  hit more than a dozen banks with fines totaling almost $2 billion.  The likes of Bank of America, Barclays, Morgan Stanley and more must pay $125 million each to the SEC for improper use of messaging apps, collaboration tools and other unauthorized services for communication, without […]

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SaaS security risks

How to win at cybersecurity training for remote & hybrid employees

If you’re like most organizations with knowledge workers, you probably allow your employees to work remotely at least some of the time. This trend is on the rise and, by 2028, it’s expected that 75% of organizations across the world will enable hybrid and remote work. While the work-from-anywhere approach has its perks, it also […]

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Uber Slack data breach

How did Uber’s Slack breach lead to leakage of database credentials?

Uber has been hacked by an 18 year old. Yep, you read that right. On the 15th September, tens of Uber employees received a Slack message from an unknown identity, stating “I am a hacker.”   But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The threat actor’s self-announcement was the final step in a lengthy data […]

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lastpass breach

I am a LastPass customer. Does the breach affect me?

Over the weekend, the popular password management tool, LastPass, published a blog post, letting its customers know that it suffered a data breach. Here’s everything you need to know. What’s LastPass? LastPass is a very well known security tool used by individuals and organizations alike to streamline password management.  Essentially, LastPass works by storing all […]

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