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Security and Risk Online: Strengthening Your Online Protection

In this modern world, identity theft is a huge black market industry today. Don’t be just another statistics and take precautionary measures to protect your identity online today. Here are some useful ways to follow:

Stay away from public Wi-Fi

Connecting to a free public Wi-Fi is risky. It provides an easy way for hackers to steal your identity and track what you’re doing online. They may steal your logins and obtain any sensitive information if you aren’t being extra careful.

Software updates are important

 

You might find software updates that keep on popping on your screen as a disruption and insignificant but what you don’t know is that their updates are very important for many different reasons. One thing is because software updates could save you from outside attacks. Outdated software is like living in a house with no locks on the doors, you are so unprotected and vulnerable inviting unwanted intruders to access important things.

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Security and Risk Online: Cybercrime Prevention Tips for 2017

2016 is almost done and year 2017 winds its beginning. A brand new year will unfold, are we ready enough to protect ourselves from cyberattacks once again? Cybercriminals will certainly come up with newest unlawful schemes to deceive people. And we must be aware and mindful enough to protect ourselves from such threats.

 

I prepared some tips to protect yourself from cyberattacks:

 

-         One of the most important things to remember is that never give your personal and financial information right away when buying or selling online. Check their background first and purchase from a reputable and well-established sellers only.

 

-         Be cautious and discreet online. Do not share too much information about yourself on the internet and keep your personal and financial information private. Cybercriminals will definitely use that information to their advantage. 

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Online Security - Educating Consumers From Email-Based Attacks

Email-based attacks are one of the most effective way cybercriminals use to obtain sensitive information from their target. A certain study conducted that, email message trick are extremely effective because a large number of people around the world cannot identify a sophisticated phishing email. This is because phishers are exceptional in imitating a business to trick their victim into giving out personal information. They usually target clients of reputable banks and online payment services to obtain bank details and financial information. 

Conducted Phishing Email Experiment

 

In line with this, experts conducted an experiment in which a number of respondents were asked to spot some of the most common phishing scams from 38 emails laid before them. Half of the emails are legitimate messages and the other half were fraudulent emails. The respondents were then asked if they consider a certain email as a scam, what security measure they should perform if they were right, how certain

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Online Security - Best practices to protect your small business from internet threats

No one is excused from cyberattacks. Even your small business could fall victim to one attack or another. With all the important sensitive data you have involving your clients and staffs; the repercussion of a breach can be serious and frightening. For this reason, it is necessary to take precaution, establish rules and measures to use against attacks over the internet.

Here are some of the most important steps every small business should be taking to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

• There are a number of ways files can be lost unexpectedly, this is why it is important to frequently backup data. Save it in a secured remote location in case anything goes badly wrong with your computer.

• Choose the best security software that can:

- catch viruses and Trojan horse programs

- control spam that may contain malicious code or links

- detect financial hacking techniques

Many security software are available on the market. Make sure to install it on every PC and server running an

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Cybersecurity: How good are you in identifying phishing emails?

Every day, a significant number of individual becomes a victim of fraudulent email messages appearing to come from a reputable establishment. These emails usually contain links that will direct its users to a fake website with an interface exactly the same as the legitimate one. Once you log in, they can gain access to your account and use your personal information for their own benefit. 

 

 

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Online Fraud Detection- Save Yourself from Cybercrime

Nowadays, our life significantly became dependent on the technology that people have developed. Modern technology has created a great impact worldwide and as the people strive to progress, so did the technology. However, though technology has brought a lot of benefits for humans, it has also been responsible for the wicked effects too.

 

Cybercrime is a crime done by using a computer and internet to commit various kinds of criminal activity that can cause a threat and serious harm either physically, mentally or virtually to its victims around the world. And no one who uses a computer is exempted from becoming a victim of this criminal act usually committed by an individual or groups of individuals.

 

Surely, as a brand new year is coming, cybercriminals will have new ways to execute their evil schemes. Cybercriminals are becoming more dangerous and persistent in using the advances in technology for their own benefit even if it means invading and violating other people’s rights an

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Online Security - Educating Consumers From Email-Based Attacks

Email-based attacks are one of the most effective way cybercriminals use to obtain sensitive information from their target. A certain study conducted that, email message trick are extremely effective because a large number of people around the world cannot identify a sophisticated phishing email. This is because phishers are exceptional in imitating a business to trick their victim into giving out personal information. They usually target clients of reputable banks and online payment services to obtain bank details and financial information.

 

Conducted Phishing Email Experiment

 

In line with this, experts conducted an experiment in which a number of respondents were asked to spot some of the most common phishing scams from 38 emails laid before them. Half of the emails are legitimate messages and the other half were fraudulent emails. The respondents were then asked if they consider a certain email as a scam, what security measure they should perform if they were right, how certa

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Cyber Security: Extending cybersecurity to fraud analytics

Information security leaders often defend against cyber threats by focusing on traditional IT tools and techniques -- firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, malware detection and analysis and the like. As organizations have locked down systems with more sophisticated defense-in-depth technical controls, adversaries have evolved to take advantage of information systems by impersonating regular users. While there are some similarities between cybersecurity and fraud, traditional cybersecurity monitoring and analytics must evolve in order to identify the fraudulent use of IT systems that may otherwise go unnoticed.

 

 

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Cyber Security: Extending cybersecurity to fraud analytics

Information security leaders often defend against cyber threats by focusing on traditional IT tools and techniques -- firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, malware detection and analysis and the like. As organizations have locked down systems with more sophisticated defense-in-depth technical controls, adversaries have evolved to take advantage of information systems by impersonating regular users. While there are some similarities between cybersecurity and fraud, traditional cybersecurity monitoring and analytics must evolve in order to identify the fraudulent use of IT systems that may otherwise go unnoticed.

 

 

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Security and Risk Online: Strengthening your Online Protection

In this modern world, identity theft is a huge black market industry today. Don’t be just another statistics and take precautionary measures to protect your identity online today. Here are some useful ways to follow:

 

Stay away from public Wi-Fi

 

Connecting to a free public Wi-Fi is risky. It provides an easy way for hackers to steal your identity and track what you’re doing online. They may steal your logins and obtain any sensitive information if you aren’t being extra careful.

 

Software updates are important

 

You might find software updates that keep on popping on your screen as a disruption and insignificant but what you don’t know is that their updates are very important for many different reasons. One thing is because software updates could save you from outside attacks. Outdated software is like living in a house with no locks on the doors, you are so unprotected and vulnerable inviting unwanted intruders to access important things. 

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