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Telesystem to Acquire Cybersecurity Provider Threat Protector

Telesystem to Acquire Cybersecurity Provider Threat Protector

Telesystem to Acquire Cybersecurity Provider Threat Protector Telesystem to Acquire Cybersecurity Provider Threat Protector NORTHWOOD, Ohio - Sep...
New Study Finds MSPs Leveraging Automation to Overcome Backup Operations Challenges

New Study Finds MSPs Leveraging Automation to Overcome Backup Operations Challenges

Latest research surveying MSP backup operations professionals finds that automation is a key initiative in place to overcome backup environment heterogeneity and data volume growth dynamics ...
5 Common Phishing Attacks to Watch Out for

5 Common Phishing Attacks to Watch Out for

NEW YORK - September 1, 2022 - (Newswire.com) iQuanti: Phishing continue...
So You’ve Been Phished. What Now?

So You’ve Been Phished. What Now?

NEW YORK - September 1, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

iQuanti: Over two million domains are connected to phishing attacks. Unfortunately, with such a high number, it's difficult to avoid them if you aren't on the lookout. 

What is phishing? 

Phishing is a cyberattack where cybercriminals disguise themselves as legitimate organizations or other trusted entities to trick the target into providing private information like login credentials, credit card details, or even their social security number (SSN). 

Personal risks to falling victim to phishing 

  • Money stolen from your bank account.
  • Fraudulent credit card charges.
  • Loss of access to personal files, including photos and videos.
  • Identity theft where cybercriminals impersonate you to friends or family, putting them at risk.

Risks to your business: 

  • Loss of corporate funds.
  • Exposing customers' and coworkers' personal details.
  • Loss of data.
  • Reputational damage to your company.

You clicked a link in a phishing email by accident 

First, if you receive a suspicious message, you should not open any links or attachments within the message. If you already clicked the link, you were likely redirected to a web page where you are prompted to fill in sensitive information like credit card details or your SSN. Do not enter these details, as they will go directly to the attacker for personal gain. 

If you have gone beyond clicking the link or attachment and accidentally entered your information, you should conduct a full malware review of your device and system. 

Once you have completed the scan, back up your files and change your passwords; even though you may not have given away those details, you may have inadvertently given the attackers enough leeway to obtain other personal identifiers. 

Simple next steps if you think you may be the victim of a phishing scam 

  1. When you doubt a message from a seemingly legitimate organization, contact the organization that supposedly emailed you instead of responding or interacting directly with the message. 
  2. Scrutinize suspicious emails and messages. Check for spelling mistakes, faulty grammar, or a wrong-looking logo, which can indicate phishing.   
  3. If you accidentally click a phishing link, close the page and do not input any details. 
  4. Run virus scans and back up your files frequently. 

Preventing phishing attacks 

To protect against spam messages, you can use a spam filter that can effectively assess the message's origin and the software used to send the message. In addition, a spam filter may be able to determine whether a message is spam or not based on its appearance. 

You can be proactive by changing your browser settings to prevent accidentally clicking on a fraudulent website. For example, when you set your browser to only allow reliable websites to open, the fraudulent address would be blocked - alerting you with a popup message. 

Another way to ensure security is to change your password as frequently as every three months and don't use the same password on multiple accounts. 

Final thoughts 

The success of phishing attacks hinges on whether or not the target is educated on how these scams work. Therefore, the more cautious you are, the better protected you will be. 




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Phishing: What is It?

Phishing: What is It?

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Mimecast: How to Protect One’s Crypto From Phishing

Mimecast: How to Protect One’s Crypto From Phishing

NEW YORK - August 31, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Cybercriminals have targeted the cryptocurrency community since bitcoin's inception, and many crypto owners are falling prey to schemes like phishing

What is phishing? 

Phishing is a digital crime where cybercriminals aim to steal a user's private information. Scammers deploy their attack by disguising themselves as trusted organizations or entities to trick a user into mindlessly handing over details like their Social Security number, credit card information, bank credentials, and in this case, crypto wallet details. 

Use Multi-factor authentication 

There is no surefire way to keep cybercriminals from attempting to breach an organization's system. However, it is possible to make it harder for attackers to succeed in obtaining sensitive information. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an easy passive approach for users to secure their crypto wallets. 

MFA adds an extra layer of protection on top of passwords for both an organization and an employee. So, a password will not be enough even if a user falls victim to a phishing scam. 

Avoid fraudulent emails 

Remember, if something looks too good, it probably is. Over 270,000 Ledger wallet users had their emails extracted in 2020. Phishing attacks, like the breach against Ledger users, promise free wallets that are secretly compromised. 

Messages that are urgent or prompt a speedy response may also be phishing scams. Other phishing messages may state that if a user does not act now, their account with whatever legitimate organization the attackers are impersonating will be suspended. 

Most reliable companies will offer ample time for customers to get their affairs in order. However, it is best to ignore such messages as this is a favorite method for cybercriminals. When in doubt, contact the source directly to clarify the matter instead of interacting with the potentially fraudulent message. 

Also, users should scrutinize emails with a sharp eye — especially ones with such grand requests and promises. Keeping an eye on the email's domain and checking for spelling mistakes could be the telltale signs a user needs to identify the phishing scam. 

Keep the private keys secure 

Users must keep their private keys, the line of letters and numbers used to access their cryptocurrency that resembles a password, private. 

A user's private key is something that they should never disclose. 

Use an email filter 

To protect against spam messages, users and organizations can use a spam filter that can effectively assess the message's origin and the software used to send the message. In addition, a spam filter may determine whether a message is spam or not based on its appearance. 

Email filters are the first line of defense against phishing scams of all sorts and will actively scan any emails going through a user's server for spam, malware, and malicious attachments and links. 

Prepare! Prepare! Prepare! 

The success of phishing attacks hangs on the preparedness and education of the target. Security awareness training on how phishing scams work can go a long way in keeping a company's and a user's crypto safe. 

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AMTSO Publishes Guidelines for Testing of IoT Security Products

AMTSO Publishes Guidelines for Testing of IoT Security Products

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KELA Releases ‘State of Cybercrime Threat Intelligence’ Report

KELA Releases ‘State of Cybercrime Threat Intelligence’ Report

Report finds that 59% of respondents do not believe their current cybercrime prevention program is effective, creating additional risk

TEL AVIV, Israel - August 30, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

KELA, the world's leader in preventing cybercrime, has released the findings from its new "State of Cybercrime Threat Intelligence" report. 

Kela surveyed 400 security team members in the U.S. who were responsible for gathering cybercrime threat intelligence daily to better understand if they're proactively scanning the dark web and other cybercrime sources, what tools they're using, the gaps they see in their cybercrime threat intelligence approach, and more. 

"We found organizations may be less prepared for threats emerging from the cybercrime underground than they should be," said David Carmiel, KELA CEO. "At KELA, our extensive intelligence expertise has shown us just how complex the cybercrime underground really is. The threats are much more comprehensive, and what organizations know and refer to as the dark web is changing within the hour. With these findings, we hope to proactively educate the security community about the state and future of cybercrime so they can stay ahead of the curve."

Key Findings:

  • 69% are concerned about threats from the cybercrime underground.
  • 54% wouldn't be surprised to find their organization's data on the cybercrime underground. 
  • Only 38% believe that they're very likely to detect it if it was released.
  • 48% have no documented cybercrime threat intelligence policy in place. 
  • Only 41% believe their current security program is very effective. 
  • 49% are not satisfied with the visibility they have of the cybercrime underground. 
  • Of the 51% who were satisfied with their visibility into the cybercrime underground, 39% were still unable to prevent an attack. 
  • Additional training and proficiency in cybercrime intelligence investigations is the most needed capability. 

To download a full copy of the report, please click HERE

Understanding the deep need for training due to knowledge gaps that security teams face with regard to cybercrime intelligence, KELA is honored to offer a new Threat Hunting Workshops Series that will launch in Q4 2022. The workshops are part of the company's mission to empower security practitioners to neutralize cybercrime threats and ensure the protection of their organizations.  

About KELA

An award-winning cybercrime threat intelligence firm, KELA's mission is to provide 100% actionable intelligence on threats emerging from the cybercrime underground. Our success is based on a unique integration of our proprietary automated technologies and qualified intelligence experts. Trusted worldwide, our cybercrime threat intelligence and cybercrime attack surface intelligence technology automatically penetrates the hardest-to-reach corners of the internet to provide you with unique, contextualized, and actionable insights. Our solutions infiltrate underground places your team can't reach and thoroughly learn your unique requirements to uncover direct threats to your organization. KELA's tailored threat visibility, combined with cybercrime attack surface visibility, arms you with highly contextualized intelligence, as seen from the eyes of attackers, thus enabling proactive network defense. For more information, visit www.ke-la.com

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Website Downtime Frequency and Severity Increased in Q2 2022

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Nexus IT Ranks in the Top 50 on CRN’s Fast Growth 150 List

Nexus IT Ranks in the Top 50 on CRN’s Fast Growth 150 List

Nexus IT is the Only Utah-Based IT Services Provider Ranked in the Top 50 Nationwide for Gross Annual Sales

Nexus IT Ranks in the Top 50 on CRN’s Fast Growth 150 List
Nexus IT Ranks in the Top 50 on CRN's Fast Growth 150 List

Nexus IT is the Only Utah-Based IT Services Provider Ranked in the Top 50 Nationwide for Gross Annual Sales

SALT LAKE CITY - August 25, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Nexus IT, a leading nationwide provider of IT, Cyber and consulting services, announced today that it has earned a prestigious spot on the 2022 Fast Growth 150 list, published annually by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company®. Nexus IT is proud to be amongst the top 50 on the list. 

The CRN Fast Growth 150 list recognizes the fastest-growing North American IT solution providers and technology integrators for significant sales growth — driven by forward-thinking business strategy, strong technology know-how, and services prowess — demonstrated over the previous two years.

To maintain consistent growth within the highly competitive and rapidly evolving IT industry, solution providers need to constantly evolve to keep ahead of consistent changes within the market. CRN's Fast Growth 150 list acknowledges companies that have crossed this lofty threshold and demonstrated an ongoing dedication toward success and innovation.

"To be honored for the first time on the Fast Growth 150 List as the only Utah-based company ranked in the top 50 is a magnificent accomplishment for Nexus IT," said Earl Foote, Founder and CEO of The Company. "With the demand for high-quality IT services increasing for companies of all sizes, we are committed to providing an exceptional client experience while maintaining our integrous culture as we expand our reach and capabilities." 

Nexus IT recently merged with esteemed Salt Lake City-based IT services provider Intelitechs, adding significant value to both teams' client services, capabilities and product offerings. The combined entity has also expanded its leadership suite. More exciting announcements are set to be announced later this year as a part of The Company's five-year growth strategy. 

"The companies that earned spots on this year's list represent the very best in business acumen and strategy, inspiring fellow industry members and proving that with perseverance, meaningful growth is attainable in even the most chaotic business climates. On behalf of CRN and The Channel Company, I wish a heartfelt congratulations and continued success to all companies featured on the 2022 Fast Growth 150 list," said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company.

A sampling of the 2022 Fast Growth 150 list will be featured in the August issue of CRN Magazine. You can view the complete list online at www.crn.com/fastgrowth150.

About Nexus IT

Nexus IT is an IT Support and Cybersecurity Services (MSP/MSSP) company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company provides IT and Cybersecurity services across the nation with a worry-free, hyper-responsive approach, so leaders can focus on growing their business. In its 24th year, Nexus IT continues to elevate its team, clients and community to new heights with its award-winning support, vibrant workplace, lively culture and community-minded initiatives. For more information, visit https://www.nexusitc.net/.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end-users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. https://www.thechannelco.com/

CONTACT:   
Angela Bonnici
Director of PR, Nexus IT
508-523-4345
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