‏Athena Martinez is a security expert/analyst geek with almost 5 years of experience, writes on various topics pertaining to internet security with latest happening in the IT world thoroughly.

Discussing Cybersecurity Best Practices in the New Year

2019 is just over a week old; we at The Threat Report take this occasion to discuss cybersecurity best practices, stressing on important aspects including importance, training et al. Let’s begin with a proper introduction. Well, as part of the introduction, we’d like to point out that for any business today, especially those that depend

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Why Securing Small Business Against Hacking is Important

It’s not just the big businesses that are hacked, smaller ones too are targeted by cybercriminals. Well, while big companies would have the resources to survive even multiple big data breaches, smaller ones might get shattered with just one small breach. The losses incurred due to a data breach (financial loss, loss in customer trust

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Use Security Technology to Improve Business Operations

Security technology would continue to be as important for businesses in 2019 as it was in 2018; in fact, it would be much more important in 2019 than it was in 2018. As we know, security technology today is integral to business operations and contributes greatly to the continuity of any business and its operational

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Cybersecurity Tips for Protecting Organizations in 2019

The world of cybercrime is changing fast; it’s ever-evolving. As we step into the new year, we need to discuss things that need to be done, to ensure better cybersecurity, for individuals, for organizations and businesses. In this piece, we discuss some basic tips that could help organizations protect themselves against cyberattacks in 2019. Here

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NZ Transport Agency’s Missing USB Drive a Major Data Breach

The New Zealand’s Transportation Agency is in the hot seat as a very important USB flash drive containing personal information of at least 1,000 of their employees is missing. Usually, personnel information is stored cryptographically locked in a secure server, however, due to the need to produce identification cards for 1,000+ employees, it needs to

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How to Protect Mid-Tier Enterprises from Cyberattacks in 2019

The new year has begun; here comes another New Year Special from The Threat Report. Today, we take a look at how mid-tier enterprises can protect themselves from all kinds of cyberattacks- known as well as unknown ones. 2018 saw mid-tier enterprises facing lots of cybersecurity challenges, with hackers seeking to exploit all kinds of

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Facebook In Hot Water Again In 2019? 3rd Party Android Apps Send User Data to Facebook Servers Without User Consent Observed

Facebook will be in the hot seat of controversy once more this New Year, as Privacy International’s keynote presentation in the 35th Chaos Communication Congress has publicly revealed that the social media giant gets hold of user data from 3rd party Android apps. This revelation involves users with specific user installed apps that have nothing

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How To Minimize The Chance Of Becoming The Next Victim of Cyber Attacks?

The world has breached the very limit of the Internet Protocol version 4 address, AKA IPv4. This addressing scheme enables around 4.3 billion distinct devices to be connected to the Internet at the same time. However, as mentioned by the father of the Internet, Vint Cerf, IPv4 was not designed as a ‘production’ protocol but

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Fileless Ransomware is an Emerging Threat for U.S: Report

Fileless ransomware, as per a recent report, is an emerging threat for businesses in the U.S. A new report by Malwarebytes, which is titled “Under the Radar: The Future of Undetected Malware”, points out that a new class of malware has now risen to prominence- under-the-radar malware. The report states, “This difficult-to-remediate group of threats

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