The No. 1 Thing You Can Do to Combat Phishing Attacks

According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), more than 26,000 users fell victim to phishing, vishing, smishing and pharming attacks in 2018, suffering more than $48 million in financial losses. All four types of attack use social engineering to trick users into giving up sensitive information, clicking on a malicious link or attachment, or visiting a malicious website.

E-Rate Can Give K-12 Security a Much-Needed Boost

K-12 schools are collecting and storing more and more information about students, including personally identifiable information, behavioral assessments and health data, as well as grades, test scores and attendance. This data is a critical resource for evaluating students and developing personalized learning programs.

Study: Personally Identifiable Information Is Compromised in 97% of Breaches

According to a recent report on data breaches in the U.S., the personally identifiable information (PII) of consumers remains the top target of cybercriminals. A whopping 97 percent of all breaches in 2018 involved the exposure of PII. Almost half (48 percent) of breaches affected the healthcare sector, while the cost of breaches in the financial sector jumped from $8 million in Q1 2018 to $6.2 billion in Q1 2019.

The increased exposure of PII comes despite a 12.4 percent increasein spending on security products and services.

Is Cybersecurity a Priority for Your Senior Executives?

You would think headlines about major data breaches on an almost daily basis would cause every senior executive to demand stricter cybersecurity measures. According to a new study conducted by MSI-ACI Europe, that’s not the case. More than six in 10 IT security professionals work with C-level executives who expect more lenient security measures for themselves.