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Children and Cybercrime in the Time of COVID-19: Arkose Labs Survey Reveals New Findings

95% of children surveyed are spending more time online, making fraud prevention essential Arkose Labs, provider of online fraud and abuse prevention technology, released their global study entitled “How to Get Kids Cyber-Savvy and Make a Safer Internet For All” that examines the online habits and cybersecurity knowledge of 84 children ages 6 through 16 spanning the globe. The children offered their insights on a range of issues related to online security, fraud and the sharing of personal data. With the coronavirus…

Beacon Management Services San Diego Shows How You Can Help Prevent Identity Theft

According to a 2019 Internet Security Report by Symantec, cybercriminals are developing new mechanisms to commit fraud--- and no one is immune. If you have a credit card or a social security number, you are a potential target. Identity fraud affects 1 in 10 Americans every year, with 21% of these people having been victimized several times. If you are a victim, you need to file a police report and contact the Federal Trade Commission. You should also contact your bank if your credit card has been compromised. An…

Auth0 Reveals 50,000 Unique IP Addresses Make Credential Stuffing Attempts on Daily Basis

Breached Password Detection and Multifactor Authentication Critical for Prevention Auth0, the identity platform for application builders, revealed data insights showing the staggering amount of credential stuffing attacks attempted on its platform on a daily basis. Auth0 detects attacks from more than 50,000 unique IP addresses every day, reflecting the growing sophistication and frequency of cybercrime. Credential stuffing attempts are constantly multiplying, with absolutely no slowdown in sight. The sheer number of…

Future of Cybersecurity: Best Practices for Small Businesses

Not so long ago, cybercrime was primarily associated with big business and government organizations – in other words, huge entities whose information is extremely valuable. Small and medium-sized businesses felt largely unaffected by the cybercrime scare – after all, as long as you do not move around millions of dollars, there is no reason to target you, right? Wrong. As cybercrime methods grow more sophisticated and hackers grow more numerous and organized, they more and more often turn their attention to small companies.…

The Rising Risk of Social Media-Enabled Cyber Crime to the Enterprise and How to Defend Against It

Last year, Bromium and Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer of Criminology at the University of Surrey in the UK, conducted in-depth academic research into the state and growth of the cybercrime economy, to better expose the impact cybercrime is having on the world – on both our personal and professional lives – today. The resulting report, “Into the Web of Profit,” showed how the cybercrime economy generated $1.5 trillion in revenue each year for malware authors and other cybercriminals, with some of the funds being diverted…

Marketers Fighting Cybercrime: How You Can Protect Your Brand

Many enterprise marketers view cybersecurity as someone else’s job. On the surface, this may be true. Enterprise cyber defense is largely an IT-led strategy, whereas marketing is responsible for the brand and company image. That said, separating marketing and cybersecurity completely can be dangerous. In today’s digital-first landscape, any successful marketing strategy revolves around a company’s website as a central hub that incorporates multiple outside apps and plugins – many of which are potential entry points for…

Pessimistic Security, Embedded AI and GDPR to Reign Supreme in the Legal Sector in 2018

Roy Russell, CEO of Ascertus Limited, highlights the top three technology trends in the legal sector in 2018 The Shift From Optimistic to Pessimistic Security Will Gain Momentum It is widely acknowledged that, be it intentionally or inadvertently, people are the weakest link for organizations when it comes to security. With law firms being an especially attractive target for cybercriminals, and vulnerable as their security measures are often found to be inadequate; clients will demand tangible, demonstrable and even…