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Here’s what you should know about distributed spam distraction

Cybercriminals are always devising ways to attack both individuals and businesses inconspicuously. This helps them avoid detection, which buys them time to infiltrate a system and take hold of information they can leverage for a bigger attack. One way crooks do this is through distributed spam distraction (DSD) schemes. What is DSD? DSD is a […]

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What are distributed spam distraction attacks?

The average person goes through anywhere between one and a dozen assorted emails per day, but have you ever experienced receiving a few thousand emails in a span of a few hours? If so, you may be experiencing a distributed spam distraction (DSD) attack. Here are some things you should know about it: What is […]

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Learn about distributed spam distraction schemes to protect your business

Distributed spam distraction (DSD) attacks are on the rise, as cybercriminals are banking on the busyness of the holidays to conduct cyberattacks in plain sight. These attacks aim to bury legitimate email alerts such as password change emails and the like. What is DSD? DSD is a type of attack wherein cybercriminals bombard email inboxes […]

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Mitigating cybersecurity insider threats

Did you know that in some industries the biggest cybersecurity threats come from inside a breached organization? Sometimes it’s motivated by financial gain and sometimes it’s plain-old ignorance. So how can you protect your organization from insider threats? #1 Educate You must teach your team to recognize personally identifiable information (PII) and understand the financial […]

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Data security: Prevent insider threats

In the healthcare industry, 58% of security incidents begin with an inappropriate action carried out by someone within the affected organization. Although the percentage isn’t as high among other industries, it’s still something you can’t afford to ignore. Here’s a look at five ways to prevent such breaches. #1 Educate You must teach your team […]

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Cybersecurity: How to defend against insider threats

In the cybersecurity world, an insider threat is an individual or business partner who uses company data inappropriately. Today’s companies must take proactive steps to prevent insider threats, which is why we put together some tips and tricks. #1 Educate You must teach your team to recognize personally identifiable information (PII) and understand the financial […]

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