Category: COVID-19

The Average Ransomware Demand Jumps by 33%

The Average Ransomware Demand Jumps by 33%

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the business disruptions caused by the global health crisis, particularly the sudden and dramatic rise in remote work. Ransomware incident response firm Coveware reports that the average enterprise ransomware payment increased to $111,605 in the first quarter of 2020, up 33% from the final quarter […]

6 Tips to Prevent Data Breaches in Your Organization

6 Tips to Prevent Data Breaches in Your Organization

The best way to fix a data breach is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Since over 81% of successful data breaches are caused by stolen or compromised employee passwords, getting your password security under control is a big step towards preventing a security breach in the […]

More than Two-Thirds of Financial Services Firms Globally  Have Experienced a Cyberattack

More than Two-Thirds of Financial Services Firms Globally Have Experienced a Cyberattack

For financial services organizations, it’s not a matter of if a cyberattack will happen, but when. Keeper’s Global State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses report, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, revealed that 69% of financial institutions globally have experienced a cyberattack in their company’s lifetime, with nearly half […]

4 Ways Keeper Helps Schools Secure Their Remote Learning Environments

4 Ways Keeper Helps Schools Secure Their Remote Learning Environments

The recent surge in homeschooling and remote learning has been challenging for parents, educators, students, and school IT administrators. Even before remote learning became the norm, schools were major targets for cyberattacks. According to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center, since 2016, there have been at least 775 publicly disclosed cyber […]

4 Ways Keeper Makes Remote Learning Easier & More Secure

4 Ways Keeper Makes Remote Learning Easier & More Secure

Password overload is a serious issue. According to a survey by Digital Guardian, 70% of consumers have over 10 password-protected online accounts, and 30% have “too many to count.” Not surprisingly, 60% of users admit to reusing passwords across accounts at least some of the time, even though doing so […]

Data Breach Roundup: Q1 2020

Data Breach Roundup: Q1 2020

Just over a quarter of the way through 2020 there have already been several significant data breach incidents this year. Not surprisingly, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the global economic upheaval created by the COVID-19 pandemic to target people and organizations via phishing and malware attacks, create malicious websites with […]

BreachWatch Helps Prevent Password-Related Cyberattacks on Remote Workforces

BreachWatch Helps Prevent Password-Related Cyberattacks on Remote Workforces

The danger of employee login credentials being compromised has long plagued businesses. Seventy percent of respondents to the Ponemon Institute’s 2019 Global State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses report cited stolen or compromised employee passwords as a major pain point. With remote workforces having rapidly expanded during the […]

Cybersecurity Tips When Using Zoom

Cybersecurity Tips When Using Zoom

As the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that more people work, attend classes, and even connect with family and friends online, video conferencing solutions have exploded in popularity, with Zoom leading the pack. According to the BBC, Zoom is currently the number one app in the U.S., and number two in […]

Cybercriminals Are Taking Advantage of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Cybercriminals Are Taking Advantage of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Don’t expect cybercriminals to let a global pandemic go to waste. According to cybersecurity expert and Blackstone Law Group attorney Alexander Urbelis, thousands of coronavirus-themed websites are being created on a daily basis, many with malicious intent. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Health and Human Services […]

5 Tips for Enterprise Cybersecurity in Uncertain Times

5 Tips for Enterprise Cybersecurity in Uncertain Times

During times of upheaval, it’s easy for cybersecurity to get lost in the fray, but cybersecurity is a fundamental part of business continuity. Additionally, cybercriminals take advantage of major events to launch cyberattacks, hoping that information technology and security teams are overworked or distracted. Here are 5 tips to keep […]