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Email Security Threat Report 2020: 4 key trends from spear phishing to credentials theft

Email and collaboration platforms are the connective tissue of most businesses and organizations, where information is shared, plans are hatched, and alliances formed. Yet as a human-driven medium, email often represents the ‘weakest link’ in an organization’s security strategy. Indeed, 94% of cyber-threats originate in the email environment.

Phishing — Baiting the Hook

Almost any data scientist will tell you that a significant part of their time is spent on cleaning data to prepare it for analysis. Whether we’re talking about log files, event histories, or any other type of data, issues always need to be resolved before the work can begin. In some cases, it’s missing data. In others it’s outliers: events that skew the data or were misreported. Or maybe multiple data sets need to be brought together to form the data you want to analyze. No matter the cause, it takes time and work to ensure the most accurate data is available.

Financial Services — Hostile Takeover Attempts

In this report, we examine application programming interfaces, or APIs, that criminals target with credential stuffing attacks. When it comes to credential stuffing, the APIs we’re examining use REST and SOAP to access resources. This includes account summary pages with personal information, account records, and balances, as well as other tools or services within the platform. While they’re not directly comparable, both REST and SOAP are essentially methods of communication between applications. REST can be implemented in different ways, depending on the project.

Protect Your Online Business from Credential Stuffing - Stay Ahead of Threats with Advanced Bot Management Technology

With the proliferation of online applications, most users don’t practice good internet hygiene — often repurposing the same login credentials across multiple accounts. That makes every online business with a login page a potential target for credential stuffing, whether you’ve had a data breach or not. Your network and data can be properly secured, but your business is still exposed to fraud if you can’t see and stop credential stuffing before a successful combination is found.

Protecting Personal Data While Enhancing Customer Engagement: How To Manage PII and Boost Loyalty And Retention

Retailers need to develop ever-closer relationships with their customers in order to win their spend and improve loyalty. Many are increasing investment in personalised retail efforts and structured loyalty programmes to help to achieve these goals. By better identifying their customers, as well as their individual needs, retailers are able to target them more specifically, boosting their propensity to spend in the process. Yet it’s become harder than ever to meet these goals.

Akamai Edge Security Solutions

Whether you sell to customers over the web, operate data centers around the world or in the cloud, or support employees on the road, you rely on the Internet to keep your business connected. Protecting those connections can be critical in a world of evolving security threats and changing business requirements. Mobile. Cloud. DevOps. Akamai can help. We understand the Internet and how you use it to drive your business forward.

Application Access Redefined: Managing the Modern Workforce

The paradigm shift sweeping enterprise technology and business gets more palpable by the day. The transition to cloud computing is near its tipping point. Mergers and acquisitions have burgeoned. And with a growing number of end users outside the corporate environment, IT departments need to serve an increasingly diverse, distributed, and demanding user ecosystem. Providing secure, application-specific access to enterprise systems and data has become more important than ever. And more challenging.

Sikkerhed – det usynlige internet

Når vi taler om ”Det usynlige internet”, så handler det måske i virkeligheden mere om ”usynligt indhold”, og om at effektiviteten af traditionelle IPS/IDS-systemer og firewalls er faldende på grund af den stigende brug af kryptering. Når næsten al datatrafik til internettet er krypteret, er det svært at se og analysere den reelle trafik mellem applikationerne. Dette har været en kendt udvikling i lang tid, men det er stadig noget, som mange har valgt ikke at forholde sig til. Problemet er på sin vis selvskabt, da det selvfølgelig er en god idé at benytte sig af kryptering.

10 Questions for Assessing Data Security in the Enterprise

It’s hard to imagine an organization today that does not rely on file servers, SharePoint or Office 365 for storing data, including valuable and sensitive information such as intellectual property and personal data. This makes these systems particularly attractive targets for all sort of attackers, from external hackers to disgruntled employees. To protect data from both external and internal threats, businesses must regularly conduct thorough data security assessments as part of their broader cyber security assessments.

Secure Remote Working with the Zero-Trust Approach

Ever since COVID-19, remote working went into overdrive. This shift has also increased the usage of privately owned and unmanaged devices. This, in turn, has increased the demand for security tools that protect company data. The big question is: how to (really) secure remote working? In our new white paper, we introduce you to the zero-trust approach: a mindset that will help you make remote working safe- wherever your co-workers are and no matter which device they use. In the white paper, you’ll learn about:
• The downsides to VPN
• The meaning of zero-trust