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Cybersecurity

What is Web Application Firewall (WAF) and How Does it Work?

Do you know what is web application firewall (WAF) and how it works? If not, you’re not alone. A lot of people don’t know much about WAFs, but they’re an important part of online security. As our world becomes increasingly digitized, the need for online security for organizations is becoming greater than ever before.  With
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Cybersecurity

Social Engineering Cyber Crime: (Examples + Prevention Tips)

Did you know that social engineering is one of the top cyber crimes? In fact, it’s estimated that social engineering scams cost businesses billions of dollars each year. What is social engineering cyber crime, and how can you protect yourself from becoming a victim? Read on to find out. What is Social Engineering? Social engineering
Cybersecurity

How to Protect Yourself from Supply Chain Ransomware

You may have heard of ransomware before, but did you know that it’s increasingly being used to target supply chains?  Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts data on a victim’s computer and then demands payment in order to decrypt it.  In recent months, we’ve seen an uptick in the use of ransomware against
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Cybersecurity

How to Spot Mobile Phishing Attacks & Protect Yourself

With mobile phone users increasingly spending more time on their device, cybercriminals have taken notice and begun to develop phishing attacks specifically for mobile devices. Phishing is a type of malware that attempts to steal personal information by tricking users into revealing it through a malicious email, text message, or app. Although mobile phishing attacks
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Cybersecurity

How to Report a Scam or Cyber Security Crime in Australia

The Australian Cyber Security Centre receives a cyber crime report every eight minutes. Since the turn of the century, cybercrime incidents have evolved to take advantage of transforming communication technologies, consumer behaviors, and working arrangements. Our response to these threats will require more cyber security experts. Cyber security incidents occur in Australia every eight minutes. But
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Cybersecurity

The 12 Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents for SMBs

According to Live Internet Stats, 145TB of internet traffic is exchanged each second. The internet has become a modern Silk Road that facilitates almost every aspect of our lives. Founders of today can quickly find themselves under attack by cyber malcontents seeking to disrupt and derail their businesses. It is impossible to predict when a hacker

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