Get smart and stay safe: Best practices to protect you from digital financial fraud

October 7, 2020 | Karoline Gore
Karoline Gore

Karoline Gore

Karoline spent most of her working life in tech development before leaving to pursue her passion as a freelance writer. She enjoys the slower pace of this life but still loves to geek out on technology topics.

October 7, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Get smart and stay safe: Best practices to protect you from digital financial fraud

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. The past two years have seen a 391% rise in fraudulent attempts that target digital transactions around the world. The research carried out by TransUnion also saw a specific increase of 347% in relation to account takeover so the average consumer needs to up their understanding of financial fraud risks. When data breaches…

September 21, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Cyber safety tips for virtual events

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of video chat software like Zoom has increased to 300 million meetings held per day. Unfortunately, hackers have taken to crashing private meetings and flooding them with objectionable content — a phenomenon known as Zoombombing. If you’re planning a…

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June 1, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Top Cybersecurity threats For seniors

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. There are around 39.5 million people in the U.S. aged over 65, and a high percentage of them, particularly women (nearly 40%) live alone. Living alone makes seniors more reliant on technology, which can be a savior (think Zoom, Skype and other communication-centered technology) as well as a threat (from…

May 13, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Why cybersecurity In the healthcare sector needs improvement

Photo by Hush Naidoo on Unsplash This blog was written by an independent guest blogger.rA recent attack on a hospital in Brno, Czech Republic (a COVID-19 testing center)ehowed the extent to which weaknesses in a health center’s cybersecurity system can endanger the lives of patients. During this attack, patients had to be redirected…

April 14, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Security tips for the workplace to help deter hackers

Photo by ROOM on Unsplash 31 percent of companies in the USA have been subjected to cyber attacks and 43 percent of those attacks were aimed at small businesses. When workplaces are designed with cybersecurity in mind, the odds of breaches will decrease. This is good news, because some breaches have the capacity to put companies out of…

March 25, 2020 | Karoline Gore

The future of cybersecurity for connected cars 

Connected cars have slowly become mainstream, with more than 700 million of them expected to be operating on roads by 2030. Most new vehicles are leaving production lines with a host of features that require a connection to the online world, including GPS, lane assistance, collision avoidance, and modern infotainment systems. However, while connected vehicles offer abundant opportunities for the…

March 9, 2020 | Karoline Gore

The rising threat of drones to cybersecurity: What you need to know

This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that there are nearly 1.5 million registered drones in the United States, proving them to be ubiquitous across the country - and there are plenty that are still unregistered, too. From military use to consumers who buy them to start a new hobby, drones…

February 11, 2020 | Karoline Gore

New PayPal phishing scam seeks to go beyond login credential information

Photo by Kon Karampelas on Unsplash An independent guest blogger wrote this blog. Up until now, some of PayPal users’ greatest fears in terms of cybersecurity were phishing scams aimed at obtaining their login credentials. In January of this year, PayPal confirmed a high-severity bug affecting the login form, with PayPal security investigator, Alex…

January 8, 2020 | Karoline Gore

Security and digital payments – growth finally meeting demand

Note:This blog was written by an independent guest blogger. Digital payments are the future of commerce, but security concerns have created a major barrier to their popularity. A study of businesses conducted by the influential PCI Security Standards Council found that 67% of respondents cited a lack of visible security options as a reason for not adopting a…

October 30, 2019 | Karoline Gore

Physical threats to Cybersecurity that you must address

Photo by Nahel Abdul Hadi on Unsplash Over 90% of data breach is attributed to human error costing a company anywhere from $1.25 million to $8.19 million. Tackling cybersecurity does not only entail non-physical risks, but also includes an assessment of physical threats such as human, internal, and external hazards. Only then can an appropriate and effective security …

August 13, 2019 | Karoline Gore

Protecting your home from physical and cyber attacks 

By 2025, it is estimated that there will be over 64 billion IoT devices around the world, with an increasing number being used around the home by mainstream consumers. Although these devices offer convenience and ease, homeowners need to be responsible for ensuring their security and safe upkeep. In the same way that homeowners add security systems to protect the physical…

July 8, 2019 | Karoline Gore

File transfer security risks and how to avoid them

Ransomware attacks increased by 105% in the first quarter of 2019, according to Beazley’s tally of insurance claims and data analytics. Other alarming reports show that new variants of Ransomware keep appearing almost every month. In addition, two years after the WannaCry Ransomware attacks, 1.7 million computers still remain at risk in 2019 according to TechCrunch. Fortunately, there are cybersecurity solutions that…