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Do You Have a Sensitive Data Protection Checklist?

Data breaches and data loss, including the loss of sensitive information, are scary scenarios, and while no one can guarantee a cyberattack will not happen, there are ways to protect your organization’s data. We take a look at the top five tips for protecting your sensitive data.
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Maintaining Cybersecurity During Rapid Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements.
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Phishing with Invisible Ink

You might remember as a child, there was a revelation…invisible ink. Stepping forward to today, there is now a new type of phishing which uses invisible ink, or as it’s also called, ‘zero font’, as a means to beat the spam and phishing filters. Anti-spam / phishing filters work in several different ways; they look for specific words or phrases and there is then a statistical element. If there are...
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Download for a Data Breach. How to Avoid Unwanted Data Acquisition in Downloadable Documents

Downloading a document from websites and cloud collaboration applications is a common practice for many businesses. The finance department downloads an invoice, the HR department, a CV, and Business Development an RFP. While it’s often as common as replying to an email, employees often forget there is active content and hidden metadata embedded in everyday documents that have the potential to...
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Best Practice Steps for Safe Data Sharing

Digital data is everywhere, you only have to look at how much data is transmitted over the internet on a weekly, daily, hourly, or even second-by-second basis to understand just how much data is being shared.
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How to Prevent The Data Breach That Keeps On Happening

The potential for revealing personally identifiable information (PII) in the ‘To’ or ‘CC’ fields of an email is a risk well understood. Yet despite this, it remains the source of far too many data breaches.
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Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats to the UK Healthcare Sector

The sheer volume and complexity of data held within the UK healthcare sector makes it a challenge from a cybersecurity perspective to keep secure. In fact, research from a survey we conducted recently revealed that 67% of healthcare organizations in the UK have suffered a cybersecurity incident over the last 12 months. With the introduction of new data regulations and new technologies across the...
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How to Gain Stakeholder Support for Email Security Investment

Investing in email protection beyond basic anti-spam is vital to protecting an organization. Persuading leadership and stakeholders of this can be complicated. We take a look at ways to obtain comprehensive email security buy-in.
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QBot Campaigns Overwhelmingly Lead Reported Payloads in Q4

QBot was the most reported payload targeting employee inboxes in Q4, according to Fortra’s PhishLabs. This is the fourth consecutive month QBot has led malware activity as bad actors target organizations with a steady stream of high-volume attack campaigns. QBot previously represented the second most reported payload family, trailing behind RedLine Stealer in Q3. Email payloads remain the primary...
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Advanced Information Security Features for Microsoft Office 365

In the last few years, Microsoft 365 (M365) has eclipsed all other cloud providers to emerge as the most widely used enterprise cloud service and the latest survey data shows that adoption of M365 is still increasing. It is not just impressive in its adoption rates, Microsoft has also been incremental evolving business technology; organizations now rely on cloud technology to function. However...
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What Is an Enterprise’s Primary Line of Defense Against Phishing Emails?

Through a layered approach utilizing a comprehensive solution as the primary defense, Fortra fills major gaps in email platform security by protecting users from external threats and safeguarding your sensitive data from being leaked both inside and outside your organization.
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What Is an Enterprise’s Secondary Line of Defense Against Phishing Emails?

Following a multi-layered approach to phishing defense is a good idea, but using what you have close to home is best when it comes to a sensible security posture. In practice, a robust security awareness training program is key to instruct employees on what to look for when trying to spot phishing emails that may have landed in their inboxes.
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How to Recognize and Respond to Emerging Social Media Cybersecurity Threats

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. LinkedIn. YouTube. Pinterest. Mastodon. The list goes on. Whether you love or loathe social media, these platforms have become integral to how we communicate as individuals and businesses. Cybercriminals have also taken note, embracing these communication channels wholeheartedly to reach vast audiences quickly, anonymously, and cheaply, successfully defrauding targets...
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Holiday Season Triggers Rise in Counterfeit Activity

Counterfeit activity increases every year during the pre-holiday shopping blitz -- most notably Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and Hanukkah. Arm yourself with defenses now to combat ever-evolving counterfeiting methods during peak retail shopping season.
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Financials & Card Data Top Q3 Targets on the Dark Web

In Q3, credit unions nearly overtook national banks as the top targeted industry on the Dark Web, according to recent data from Fortra’s PhishLabs.