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Billings cyber security businesses getting busier in the wake of global WannaCry virus

A cyber attack that spread ransomware across the globe managed to disable computer networks and strike panic in private businesses and government agencies. But by one measure, the WannaCry attack was a dud. The perpetrators of the virus — some are pointing fingers at hackers in North Korea — demanded that their victims pay ransom […] View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

SC businesses hold Cybersecurity Summit to focus on threats

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SC businesses hold Cybersecurity Summit to focus on threats

Small and medium-sized businesses from across South Carolina were in Columbia Tuesday for a Cybersecurity Summit, to learn how to better protect themselves and your personal information. “Those governmental agencies or businesses have your information, so businesses are doing all they can to protect it,” says Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, which hosted …

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Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from the Global WannaCrypt Ransomware Hack

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Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from the Global WannaCrypt Ransomware Hack

What can small businesses — especially those operating on the web — learn from the latest ransomware attacks. Recently, hackers dispatched ransomware called WannaCrypt. When it was opened on computers, it locked users from accessing necessary data. The only way to unlock the hack was to pay a ransom via Bitcoin. More than 200,000 computers in 150 countries were affected …

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Nearly half of businesses have no cyber security policy, survey finds

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Nearly half of businesses have no cyber security policy, survey finds

ALMOST half of businesses who took part in a survey had no policies on data security, cyber security or data protection. The research also showed a low take-up of the government-backed Cyber Essentials Scheme, with only two per cent accredited under the scheme. The figures are from Mark Gracey, owner of Flavourfy, an independent digital consultancy specialising in digital marketing, …

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Online businesses that handle credit cards have no internet security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Tens of thousands of online businesses in the UK who handle credit card details have no internet security measures, new research reveals A survey by 123 Reg, the UK’s largest website provider, has found that 10% of e-commerce websites have … The post Online businesses that […]

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Cyber-espionage Tops Security Threats to Businesses

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Cyber-espionage is the top threat facing businesses, ahead of targeted attacks and phishing attempts, according to new research. Trend Micro’s research covered nearly 2500 organizations across Europe and the UK and found that 64% of businesses had experienced a ‘known’ …

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Hackers Used Eavesdropping Malware To Spy On Ukranian Businesses, Security Experts Reveal

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Security experts have observed that an unknown hacking group has been spying on Ukrainian businesses and infecting their computers with a sophisticated malware, which allows eavesdropping and illegal data download. The bug was first discovered by intelligence corporation CyberX, which … The post Hackers Used Eavesdropping […]

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70% of Businesses Pay Up to Ransomware Extortionists

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70% of Businesses Pay Up to Ransomware Extortionists

Ransomware became big business for cyber-criminals in 2016 with the malware on pace to bring in a record $1 billion for cyber-criminals this year, according to IBM. One of the reasons for that could be because so many businesses give

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Businesses spend just 5% of budgets on IT security

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Businesses spend just 5% of budgets on IT security

Businesses are spending on average just over 5% of their overall IT budgets on trying to prevent the latest hacks and security breaches, according to analyst house Gartner.
Despite the growing risk of threats facing organisations, surprisingly, Gartner said that

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Why Insider Threats Are Hurting North American Businesses

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Why Insider Threats Are Hurting North American Businesses

A new report from Kaspersky Lab revealed that company employees are among the leading cyberthreats to North American companies.
According to the “Business Perception of IT Security: In the Face of an Inevitable Compromise” report, 20 percent of businesses worldwide

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