Update Patch From Microsoft Causing Issues With Outlook Users

Back in October, Microsoft issued an update for Windows 10 that was a bit of a disaster.  It wound up deleting some user files and sparked a completely justified outrage.  The company pulled the update back, taking it offline so more people wouldn’t be impacted. Then they recently re-released it, this time, without the file deletions. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the …

Fraudulent Payments Are Hurting Venmo And Its Users

The mobile payment platform Venmo (owned by Paypal) has a fraud problem.  That’s not exactly new.  The company has struggled with fraud issues for a long time, but recently, things have gotten out of control.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the company reported losses of $40 million in just the first three months of 2018, and there’s no end …

Most Travelers Are Oblivious To Security Risks During Travel

Over the course of the holiday season this year, more than half of the working adults in the United States will be traveling with one or more of their work devices. Unfortunately, only a tiny fraction of those fully appreciate the data security risks inherent in travel, which is a grim reality that could put your company and its data …

Survey Finds Employees Aren’t Improving Internal Security Practices

SailPoint has recently published some new research that will probably give you a headache, if you’re a business owner. It’s been common knowledge for at least a few years now that employees are a company’s weakest link when it comes to data security.  From weak passwords, to using the same password across multiple web properties, to a general lack of …

G-Suite Users Can View Employee Productivity With Work Insights

Google has recently made some changes and improvements to its G-Suite. It introduces new tools designed to allow managers and admins greater visibility into how the people in their organizations use the G-Suite. Currently, the “Work Insight” tool is available in beta and displays information on how G-Suite is deployed at the team level. While this will be a boon …

Data Breach Notifications May Get Standardized

A new piece of legislation is making its way through the halls of Congress that could standardize and streamline the data security and breach notification process for financial institutions. This is something that most people in the industry tout as an improvement over the current situation. The Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act (H. R. 6743) legislation was approved by committee …

Your Business Email Is Highly Targeted For Attacks

There’s a new report out, authored by ProofPoint, and its findings for business are grim. It’s no secret that businesses of all shapes and sizes are coming under increasing fire from hackers around the world. Now we have hard data that shows us exactly how big of an increase we’re seeing. Here are some of the key findings in the …

Microsoft Allowing More Time For Major Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft has been making two major Windows 10 releases every year, giving businesses 18 months before they need to move to the next update. This plan and schedule is part of the company’s “Windows as a service” paradigm, designed to ensure that Windows 10 gets new features, as opposed to the company’s former practice of a new Windows release every …

Hacker Requests For Wire Transfers Are Topping Email Scams

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are a major threat, costing business nearly three billion dollars a year. This form of attack primarily targets the C-Suite in order to impersonate them. In the world of BEC attacks, those that employ requests for wire transfers are almost devastatingly effective. Asaf Cidon, the Vice President of Content Security at Barracuda Networks, explains why: …