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Cybersecurity for Special Events: 3 Threats to be Aware of

By Thom VanHorn, Sr. Director of Marketing at CounterTack -

The Super Bowl is only 5 days away.  Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are going for their record sixth victory in the big game.  If you’re not from New England, you’re probably rooting against the Patriots.  But if you are from New England…like I am, you’re no doubt hoping for them to cement their reputations as the greatest coach and quarterback of all time 😊

No matter who you are supporting, there is one group that we can all agree to root against – the hackers and criminals who use major events to perpetrate cyber-attacks.   Like most major events, the Super Bowl has historically resulted in an increase in attempts to defraud the public.  Phishing schemes increase, rogue Web sites appear, and hackers feast.  So as sports fans who will be visiting Super Bowl related Web sites – or maybe event journeying to Minneapolis, now is a good time to revisit common threats and take proactive action to minimize their risks.

Let’s look at 3 common cyber threats that typically accompany events like the Super Bowl.

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Topics: malware, cybersecurity, endpoint security, CounterTack, EDR, endpoint detection and response, Email Phishing, Ransomware, IoT, advanced attacks, wifi, wi-fi

Top Three Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

Mike Davis, CTO of CounterTack – As 2018 rapidly approaches, there is one thing we know for certain – cybersecurity will continue to dominate business, technology and mainstream media. The words “ransomware” “phishing” and “crypto miner” will be included in everyday conversations regardless of age, career or nationality. No longer are these terms confined to those in IT.  The following are my top three cybersecurity predictions for 2018.

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Topics: Predictions, malware, cybersecurity, endpoint security, CounterTack, EDR, endpoint detection and response, Email Phishing, Ransomware, MSSP, IoT, advanced attacks, crypto miner, MDR, internet of things, crypto currency, bitcoin, fileless, zero day

Holiday Phishing - Is Malware Security an Issue?

The North Pole has announced a breach exposing billions of children’s information from both past and present. Most importantly the naughty list was also exposed and may be for sale on the Dark Web.

Obviously, this is just a joke but it seems as if we hear of a new breach every week. Last week's Vtech breach using wireless toys as the vector is just one sad example. The holiday season is the time of the year when we think of family and a time to be generous and kind to others. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks this way. There are those for whom this is the most profitable time of year, and I am not just talking about the retailers on Black Friday. The cyber-criminals of the world are lurking and trying to take advantage of the good will and deal seekers during this season.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Email Security, Email Phishing

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