Deepfake Technology Is a Rising Cyberthreat

More artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) use cases are emerging, and cybercriminals are leveraging these technologies to create highly sophisticated attacks. Cyberattack detection and prevention can be more challenging for individuals and businesses when hackers use innovative methods.
Cybersecurity professionals are already grappling with data breaches, ransomware attacks and phishing scams. Recently, another growing threat has kept them awake at night — the rise of the deepfake and the challenge of spotting one in an increasingly digital world.
Here’s more on the rapid advancement of deepfake technology, the cybersecurity implications of these attacks and what the future holds.

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Top 8 Common Cybersecurity Weaknesses in Businesses

Your business cannot afford to become a victim of internet criminals. It only takes one threat to compromise a weak security system, and then your business is exposed.
Cyberattacks are common and occur now more than ever. More importantly, they happen quite frequently with small to medium-sized businesses. According to a study, 43% of cyberattacks are directed toward small businesses. Meanwhile, only 14% prepared for hackers.
Cyberattacks don’t just target small businesses, though. Any person can be at risk for identity theft and more. That’s why it’s important to be aware of cybersecurity weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

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Safeguarding Your Organisation Against Phishing Attacks

With phishing attacks on the rise, the potential cost of a data breach to organisations is worrying. IBM and Ponemon’s research revealed that data breaches cost UK enterprises an average of $3.88 million per breach. While the cost alone is eye wateringly painful, organisations also suffer reputational damage, a loss of trust, and significant disruption to operations.

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What is Vendor Lock-In and how to avoid it?

The proliferation of digital technologies has impacted how organizations are doing business and interact with customers and vendors. Nowadays, organizations are increasingly utilizing cloud services to facilitate running most of their IT services.
This introduction about cloud computing and its widespread adoption is necessary because vendor lock-in most frequently happens in cloud environments. This article sheds light on the term “vendor lock-in” and discusses best practices to mitigate its negative impact on business operations.
This introduction about cloud computing and its widespread adoption is necessary because vendor lock-in most frequently happens in cloud environments. This article sheds light on the term “vendor lock-in” and discusses best practices to mitigate its negative impact on business operations.

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Email Security: The Crucial Double Check

Despite innovations and sophistication in hacking methods, one of the main means of data loss is insiders, including employees making mistakes. Humans make errors – stressed, distracted employees will make even more mistakes. And with sensitive information on the line, such as regulatory compliance to safeguarding Intellectual Property (IP), companies are increasingly concerned about the risk of inadvertent data loss. But how can this threat be mitigated? This article emphasises the importance of implementing a crucial double check to improve email security culture.

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Why You Should Care About Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management

To remain competitive in this new business and complex IT environment, organizations must be fully aware of the threats affecting their supply chains and should work effectively to mitigate them before they pose risks to their customers and business operations. This article sheds light on the term Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM), outlines the most common threats, and lists mitigations to lower their impact.

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The Role of Data Governance in Cybersecurity

Data is a critical enterprise asset that underpins operations, drives decision-making, makes personalised end-to-end service delivery possible, unlocks competitive advantage and more. Unfortunately, all this data represents a rich prize for cyber criminals looking to steal, hijack, or hold data to ransom. Which is why cybersecurity has become a top strategic priority for today’s organisations, given the exponential rise of ransomware, phishing and other cyber threats.

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What exactly is Security Assurance?

If you are a regular reader of Cybersecurity Magazine, you may have come across Security Assurance before. In this article, we take a look at what is behind this abstract term and why it is so important.
Security assurance is an umbrella term for several processes aimed at ensuring individual system components can adequately protect themselves from attacks. Doing so requires not just a one-time effort, but actually spans the complete system lifecycle. After all, what is considered an acceptable security posture may change over time depending on, for example, newly emerging threats or changes to how the system itself is utilized.

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