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Workplace violence: the forgotten insider threat

Organizations are no stranger to insider threats. In fact, for those who have been around long before the Internet, workplace violence, (alongside spying) is a problem many businesses have seen before and sought to address. However, the adoption and use of the Internet completely changed the way organizations run and grow their businesses, how customers can communicate with companies, and how … [Read more...]

Malwarebytes is a champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is here. For most of us in the US cybersecurity industry, it’s the month when we commemorate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). For those who are unfamiliar with this campaign, NCSAM generally aims at driving awareness for safe Internet use, whether you’re a regular consumer or top security executive. Protecting the Internet and keeping it safe is our shared … [Read more...]

Phone spampocalypse: fighting back in the age of unwanted calls

When Nigel Guest, then president of the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CNA), sent an email with the subject line, “test,” and the small letter “x” in its message body, the city of Berkeley, CA, went into a frenzy. You see, Mr. Guest thought he sent it only to himself, but he actually posted that terse email by accident to thousands of registered voters in the area. And thus, what is now … [Read more...]

The many faces of omnichannel fraud

The rise of new technologies, social networks, and other means of online communication have brought about compelling changes in industries across the board. For example, in retail, organizations use digital tools such as websites, email, and apps to reach out to their current and potential clients, anticipate their needs, and fully tailor their business strategies around making the user shopping … [Read more...]

The enemy is us: a look at insider threats

They can go undetected for years. They do their questionable deeds in the background. And, at times, one wonders if they’re doing more harm than good. Although this sounds like we’re describing some sophisticated PUP you haven’t heard of, we’re not. These are the known attributes of insider threats. Insider threats are one of a handful of non-digital threats troubling … [Read more...]

Social engineering attacks: What makes you susceptible?

We now live in a world where holding the door open for someone balancing a tray of steaming hot coffee—she can’t seem to get her access card out to place it near the reader—is something we need to think twice about. Courtesy isn’t dead, mind you, but in this case, you’d almost wish it were. Because the door opens to a restricted facility. Do you let her in? If she really can’t reach … [Read more...]

A primer: How to stay safe on Amazon’s Prime Day Sale

Bank card—check! Shopping list—check! Lumbar back support pillow—check! Noise canceling headphones—check! And, of course, coffee—check! If you’re an Amazon shopper, then you know by now that Prime Day is nigh! And by that, we mean “tomorrow.” If you’re one of the many who dreads bidding the weekend goodbye, this is probably the one Monday of the year you look forward to. It’s true that Amazon … [Read more...]

When three isn’t a crowd: Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks explained

Gone are the days when eavesdropping is just the stuff of spies and the town gossip. In fact, it has evolved to become everyone’s favorite pastime. Thanks to the internet, it is exponentially easier now more than ever to idle by and catch juicy information than to press your ear against your neighbor’s wall. While we can easily forgive and forget listeners within earshot of our vicinity when we’re … [Read more...]

Internet Safety Month: How to manage your child’s online presence

When you hear the term “reputation risk management,” you might think of a buzzword used in the business sector. Reputation risk management is a term used to describe how companies identify potential risks that may harm their reputation and mitigate them before they blow off. As companies grow, so grows their public reputation. Heading potential PR disasters or credible crises off at … [Read more...]

Internet Safety Month: How to protect your child’s privacy online

June marks the beginning of summer. It is also National Internet Safety Month. This is the perfect time to remind vacationers that while it is essential to check that everything you need is packed and ready for a trip, it is equally vital for the family to take steps in securing their devices and their online footprint. We’re talking about managing online privacy and reputation—for you and … [Read more...]