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15 Cybersecurity Tips to get #CyberReady for 2020

Whether it’s Veganuary, Dry January or Red January, thousands start the year meaning well, but find it difficult to stick to their New Year resolutions. In fact, it’s estimated that just 8% of people will maintain January’s ‘New Year, New Me’ attitude. But we have come up with a detox that isn’t just for January - it’s for life. DynaRisk’s #CyberReady detox for 2020 aims to help people start adopting healthier information security practices.

Data breaches vs. leaks – what’s the difference?

Customer data is at the heart of every successful business. It can be used to improve customer service, develop new products and identify user personas to inform marketing and advertising efforts. Your ‘profile’ offers a pretty detailed insight as to who you are, what you like and how a business might be able to profit from you.

How do criminals steal money from bank accounts?

The methods used by criminals to compromise bank accounts have improved in sophistication and scope, affecting 1 in 5 British people as cyber criminals steal £2 million every day. The price of digital convenience, such as internet banking, means that the attack surface that fraudsters can exploit has also grown. Therefore consumers and organisations alike must educate themselves on how to protect their financial data, and how to react properly when incidents take place.

Amazon Ring cameras: under attack

Amazon's internet-enabled home security cameras, Amazon Ring, are being actively targeted by hackers and DynaRisk’s intelligence team have discovered that user login credentials are being shared on the dark web. We have recovered 4,172 account details so far which include usernames and passwords, as well as where the camera is positioned in the user's home.

Christmas holidays: a cyber criminals’ winter wonderland

The Christmas holidays are finally here and everybody is looking forward to spending some time with family, however cyber criminals don’t rest.

The year ahead: cyber security in 2020

Data is a valuable asset to any company, large or small - therefore it is attractive to cyber criminals who are constantly finding new ways to gain access and abuse data records to make money. Our threat intelligence team recovered an impressive 7.7 billion (7,715,379,868) stolen records from 618 databases this year and as we enter the next decade, cyber attacks are set to increase in complexity and sophistication.

A cyber security checklist for businesses selling online

As sales grow online, criminals take advantage of the upsurge in traffic to eCommerce sites where customers share valuable information such as credit card details, email addresses, home addresses and more. Online merchants therefore need to understand the critical need for website security to protect sensitive data. However, research conducted by Tala Security highlights that 98% of Google Alexa’s top 1000 websites are lacking deployed client-side security measures.

Server misconfiguration can destroy your business

With the massive shift in hacking capabilities, it is crucial to be aware of the threat landscape that is changing and affecting SMEs in more ways than ever. The most common mistake we encounter is poorly managed or entirely unprotected servers; is your business serving data to hackers on a plate?

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is on the rise and wreaking havoc; in recent months US government institutions and universities have hit the headlines after a spate of attacks costing thousands to remedy. But it’s not just the US suffering - according to a study carried out by Databarracks, a third of UK businesses have been hit by ransomware in the past year. So what is ransomware and what should you do if you’re targeted?