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2024 sees continued increase in ransomware activity

2024 sees continued increase in ransomware activity 2024-05-23 at 06:31 By Help Net Security In this Help Net Security video, Ryan Bell, Threat Intelligence Manager at Corvus Insurance, discusses how ransomware will continue to grow in 2024. In January, Corvus reported that global ransomware attacks in 2023 set a record high, surpassing 2022 by nearly …

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Fighting identity fraud? Here’s why we need better tech

Fighting identity fraud? Here’s why we need better tech 2024-05-21 at 06:01 By Help Net Security In this Help Net Security video, Patrick Harding, Chief Architect at Ping Identity, discusses the state of identity fraud prevention. Businesses must adopt more advanced technologies to combat the advancing tactics of identity fraud. Organizations that do not implement …

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How MFA can improve your online security

How MFA can improve your online security 2024-05-06 at 06:01 By Help Net Security In this Help Net Security round-up, we present excerpts from previously recorded videos in which security experts talk about multi-factor authentication (MFA). By requiring users to provide multiple forms of verification before granting access, MFA significantly enhances security posture, mitigating the …

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What is multi-factor authentication (MFA), and why is it important?

What is multi-factor authentication (MFA), and why is it important? 2024-04-23 at 06:31 By Help Net Security Setting up MFA can seem daunting for consumers just beginning to clean up their security postures. In this Help Net Security video, Larry Kinkaid, Manager, Cybersecurity Consulting at BARR Advisory, shares tips for consumers who need simple, accessible …

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Who owns customer identity?

Who owns customer identity? 2024-04-18 at 07:31 By Help Net Security When I’m talking with prospective clients, I like to ask: which department owns customer identity? Everyone immediately looks towards a different team. While every team touches customer identity at some point, the teams that own it differ from organization to organization. From my experience, …

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Cisco Duo provider breached, SMS MFA logs compromised

Cisco Duo provider breached, SMS MFA logs compromised 2024-04-16 at 18:31 By Zeljka Zorz Hackers have managed to compromise a telephony provider for Duo, the Cisco-owned company providing secure access solutions, and steal MFA (multi-factor authentication) SMS message logs of Duo customers. About the attack The unnamed provider – one of two that Duo uses …

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Cisco Duo Says Hack at Telephony Supplier Exposed MFA SMS Logs

Cisco Duo Says Hack at Telephony Supplier Exposed MFA SMS Logs 2024-04-15 at 22:31 By Ryan Naraine Cisco Duo warns that breach exposed phone numbers, phone carriers, metadata and other logs that could lead to downstream social engineering attacks. The post Cisco Duo Says Hack at Telephony Supplier Exposed MFA SMS Logs appeared first on …

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Strengthening defenses against nation-state and for-profit cyber attacks

Strengthening defenses against nation-state and for-profit cyber attacks 2024-04-04 at 06:32 By Help Net Security There is an urgent need to secure tactical, operational, and strategic critical assets from the edge to the core. In this Help Net Security video, Geoffrey Mattson, CEO of Xage Security, discusses the steps enterprises and critical infrastructure must take …

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How Google plans to make stolen session cookies worthless for attackers

How Google plans to make stolen session cookies worthless for attackers 2024-04-03 at 08:31 By Zeljka Zorz Google is working on a new security feature for Chrome called Device Bound Session Credentials (DBSC), meant to prevent attackers from using stolen session cookies to gain access user accounts. Session (i.e., authentication) cookies are stored by browsers …

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Out with the old and in with the improved: MFA needs a revamp

Out with the old and in with the improved: MFA needs a revamp 2024-01-19 at 08:02 By Help Net Security From AI to ZTA (zero-trust architecture), the technology responsible for protecting your company’s data has evolved immensely. Despite the advances, cybercriminals repeatedly find new and creative ways to gain access to sensitive information. This can …

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Breaking down the state of authentication

Breaking down the state of authentication 2024-01-05 at 07:02 By Help Net Security In this Help Net Security video, Bassam Al-Khalidi, co-CEO of Axiad, discusses the results of Axiad’s recent State of Authentication Survey. Key findings from the survey revealed: – 39% indicated phishing is the most feared cyberattack, while 49% said it is the …

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Why you need to extend enterprise IT security to the mainframe

Why you need to extend enterprise IT security to the mainframe 2023-12-29 at 07:32 By Help Net Security Organizations with mainframes face a unique challenge: extending consistency across the entire enterprise, including mainframe environments. The ongoing issue lies in the incompatibility of tools designed for both mainframes and enterprise settings, resulting in disparate solutions, training …

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3 main tactics attackers use to bypass MFA

3 main tactics attackers use to bypass MFA 2023-12-26 at 07:09 By Help Net Security Notable security breaches have bypassed MFA to compromise taxi broker Uber, games company EA, and authentication business Okta, according to SE Labs. CISOs must bolster MFA protections SE Labs advised CISOs to step-up their efforts against attacks on systems protected …

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How passkeys are reshaping user security and convenience

How passkeys are reshaping user security and convenience 28/11/2023 at 08:34 By Mirko Zorz In this Help Net Security interview, Anna Pobletts, Head of Passwordless at 1Password, talks about passkey adoption and its acceleration in 2024. This trend is particularly notable among highly-regulated services like fintech and banking, where users seek a sign-in experience that …

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MFA under fire, attackers undermine trust in security measures

MFA under fire, attackers undermine trust in security measures 20/11/2023 at 08:31 By Help Net Security In this Help Net Security video, Renée Burton, Head of Threat Intelligence at Infoblox, discusses MFA attacks. MFA adds security to online accounts, but MFA lookalikes are a real threat to consumers and enterprises. Consumers have come to trust …

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Microsoft introduces new access policies in Entra to boost MFA usage

Microsoft introduces new access policies in Entra to boost MFA usage 07/11/2023 at 18:17 By Helga Labus As part of a broader initiative to strengthen security, Microsoft is rolling out Microsoft-managed Conditional Access policies in Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory) to increase the use of multifactor authentication (MFA) for enterprise accounts. Microsoft Entra Conditional …

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How global password practices are changing

How global password practices are changing 06/11/2023 at 09:33 By Help Net Security Password health and hygiene improved globally over the past year, reducing the risk of account takeover for consumers and businesses, according to Dashlane. Password reuse remains prevalent, however, leaving user accounts particularly vulnerable to password-spraying attacks if they’re not protected by strong …

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A closer look at healthcare’s battle with AI-driven attacks

A closer look at healthcare’s battle with AI-driven attacks 31/10/2023 at 08:02 By Mirko Zorz With its wealth of sensitive patient data, the healthcare industry has become a prime target for cybercriminals leveraging AI tools. As these threats continue to evolve, it’s important to understand how AI is shaping the cybercrime landscape in healthcare and …

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