Looking Ahead: The Future of Artificial Intelligence Tools for Cybersecurity

  The recent pandemic has confirmed that cybersecurity is a “must have” for internet users and companies today. With millions of people working from home during shelter-in-place orders, businesses across the nation have had their security networks tested by phishing emails and other malware scams.    The numbers are alarming —- the FBI’s Internet Crime Centers have received and reviewed more than 3,600 coronavirus-related complaints, and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre has taken down 2,000 online coronavirus scams and has identified more than 2,000 malicious new web domains related to the virus. When it comes to cybersecurity needs during and after the pandemic, can artificial intelligence tools be…

COVID-19 Phishing Scams Are On The Rise — Here’s How To Stop Them

During shelter-in-place orders, businesses across the nation have transitioned into remote offices to comply with health and safety best practices. But when it comes to moving operations online, it can be easy to forget about digital health and safety practices.   Considering that COVID-19-related phishing scams are running rampant — and 1 in 3 home computers is infected with malware — establishing a set of cybersecurity guidelines for your employees to follow while working from a home office can establish a strong standard that will continue once you’re back in your traditional office space.     In last week’s blog, we mentioned that the 2019 Thales Data Threat Report found that 65%…

Navigating Cybercrimes During COVID-19

  As we are living through a time of unprecedented health concerns, a select few people are taking advantage of shelter-in-place orders, remote work-from-home models and anxiously checked inboxes for their own gain.   According to a report by Barracuda, there were more than 9,000 coronavirus-themed spear-phishing emails between March 1-23, which was a 667% increase over the 1,188 attacks detected in February. To put this spike in perspective, there were only 137 COVID-19-related scam campaigns in January.   Playing on the fear of the tangible virus, this digital virus can take many forms — but almost always has the same end goal: to steal data, often with the intent of…

How Cybersecurity Training Can Boost Your Business — And Help Prepare For A Crisis

In a time of unprecedented health and safety concerns, there is no doubt that COVID-19 has forced employers across the world to become more dependent on the internet — and with millions of users heading online for work, entertainment and online schooling, cybersecurity is more important than ever.    According to a Forbes report at the end of March, total internet hits have already surged by 50-70%. While issues of server bandwidth and feasibility for remote work-from-home models are prominent, there is an underlying issue created by this surge: as our dependence on virtual operations increases, vulnerability to malware, phishing attempts and cybercrimes follow suit.    Implementing Cybersecurity Training Providing your…